Décor and Your Emotions!

We all know that there is a science and psychology behind everything, which explains how things work. Likewise, the psychology of interior design is a subject that describes how a particular design affects your mind. By learning and implementing these techniques, you can become more comfortable in your own home. Making small changes to the layout, colours or even fabrics in your space, you can easily improve your mood and create positive feelings.

While there are emotional signals surrounding you that influence your perceptions and reactions at all times, interior design can help you create feelings of happiness, safety, comfort, and romance in your home. This can benefit not only yourself, but your family and guests as well. Since psychology is a significant part of designing interiors, keep your favourite feelings in mind while you are at it. You can also take the help of your friends, consultants or interior designers to bring out the right emotions for the right spaces.

Interior design for different emotions
Elements of a room such as drapes, carpets, and furniture can impact your mood. Here’s how each room can create its own feel and emotions.

Living room and kitchen
These are the two rooms in which people gather quite often. While you can make a great first impression on your guests by filling these spaces with light, air, and elegance, happiness is the emotion that defines these rooms best. 

Master bedroom and family room
Standing for comfort and relaxation, the master bedroom and the family room are great places to build comfort in. Use 
warm-textured, soft fabrics, and rich colours to accomplish it.

Formal living room and dining room 
The formal living and dining rooms can be used to impress your guests or family. They’re a boost to your pride! You may want to invest more in them to create drama and improve their aesthetics.

Kids room
Here, safety comes first. The most important element to consider for kids rooms is that they must be as child-safe and friendly as possible.Research your options thoroughly and double-check them before finalising.

Colour psychology
Choosing the right colour for your rooms is crucial. While lighter colours feel more open and bright, darker colours give off a heavy feeling and may make you feel boxed in. Since lighter shades reflect light and darker colours absorb it, it’s critical to avoid too much darkness! 

Associated in the mind with wood, organics, and stability, brown is a neutral colour that can be a good fit for any accents in the room. Overuse of this colour, on the other hand, may dull your senses and sometimes make you sleepy.

Representing purity, cleanliness, and goodness, white can be an elegant choice. Also great for walls of smaller rooms that you want to make look larger, white is powerful and elegant. However, it is best used in moderation. On the other hand, black is not recommended for walls, except perhaps for a 
home theatre. 

A warm colour that energises you, red stands for fire, love, and anger. It conveys passionate energy. Despite the fact that red represents good fortune in fengshui, it is advised to use this colour sparingly.

A representation of happiness, love, and peace, pink is a great option for interiors and can work as a calming alternative of red. It’s a great colour for children’s bedrooms!

Blue, in interiors, represents confidence, stability, and openness. One of the most popular colours for living rooms is light blue, which gives it a calming effect. Try to avoid darker blues, as they may arouse sadness.

A colder colour that helps relax the mind, purple represents luxury, creativity, ambition, and wealth. This is quite a versatile colour, which can be used for almost any room.

Since we all have different feelings toward colours and designs, these tips may not affect everybody in the same manner. Try them out, and discover which ones help improve your mood!

 --- Sumana