Have you ever experienced going to a nice coffee shop that made you feel happier and more productive?
We all love to be happy and have a great mood every day, but did we ever think that our homes are the first thing affecting our moods?
How interior design choices can boost your mental health and physical activity?
We all went through corona phase of life where we all were locked down at our homes and had the challenge to live, work and study or teach -all at the same place with all the members of the family.
The depression and problems that most people went through were uncountable.
And that’s what made me think how important is our home space to live life and work and to be productive as we were practicing our daily tasks all from home.
According to Gestalt psychology, even though our eyes are constantly taking in information, our brains try and boil everything down to the simplest, recognizable pattern.
Using harmony and unity to create a sense of cohesion makes that initial pattern recognition easy.
Our brains categorize those repeated details and similarities much faster than they would if none of the design elements fit together, which subconsciously allows us to be calmer when we’re in space.
A seamless flow of the elements in the room allows the energy to flow equally seamlessly.
And keep in mind, a balance should always be more important than symmetry and these are different concepts.
In 2019 for example, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Brain Science Institute developed an exhibit titled “space and being “at an international furniture fair in Milan.
It marked the first occasion the emerging science of Neuro-aesthetics was front and center at an influential global design event.
In this project, visitors to the exhibit wore special wristbands that measured their psychological responses as they walked through three different room vignettes. It was a data-based method for showing how design and furnishings can influence biology and well-being.
We all see great interior designers around us, but does that designer understand your personality, style, and way of your life to design your house or workplace accordingly? Or did you end up with a designer who just sold you some 3D pictures of the new trend without a deep understanding of your lifestyle?
Here are some interior design elements that influence our health and our space designs:
Function, clutter, spaciousness, balance and consistency, sunlight (windows), colours, blue light (computer screens, smartphones), shapes, music, plants, and flowers.
Interior design, then, is not only about making your home more beautiful it’s also about making it a happier and healthier place.
There are no one-size fits all approach to improve your well-being. what works for one person might not work for you.
However, there’s no denying that happiness begins at home and an interior specifically designed for You to boost your well-being and health could have great implications for your everyday life.