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How Does Various Elements of Interior Design Affect Your Happiness

While the connection between interior design and human emotions has gained immense popularity in the last few decades, this environmental psychology has however been existing for thousands of years for now, some of which we are aware of as Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra etc. it has been proven that the ability of your interiors evoke positive or negative emotional response in people.

There are a myriad of objects and elements of interior design in a house that can have a significant impact on your mood. Here are some important ones:

1. Colors:

Colors are known to generate certain emotions which are so deeply rooted in our minds that sometimes we even use it in our vocabulary – “feeling blue”. Bright shades like yellow, orange and green can encourage communication and socializing while darker shades like purple, red and deep blue may give a gloomy feel. Colors, when applied in appropriate place can instill a sense of comfort, inspire creativity and relax a mind.

Interior of a bedroom with pleasant color - Shruti Sodhi Interior Designs

2. Lighting:

How the lighting is arranged is another important aspect of the overall ambiance. Sun is of course the best lighting source. Hence, the number and size of windows in the room can boost a person’s happiness or enhance anxiety. Presence of natural day light is also known to boost a human performance as well.

A bedroom with natural lights - Shruti Sodhi Interior Designs

3. Size and space:

The size and spaciousness of the room is also a big influencer when talking about the person’s mood. Ceiling height is one of the most overlooked concept. It is said that people are more creative and focused in rooms that have higher ceilings and hence their mood is significantly improved.

A Living room with good height - Shruti Sodhi Interior Designs

4. Textures and shapes:

Besides colours, space and natural elements, the textures and shapes of the furniture in a home also produces emotional responses. The rich texture of a shaggy rug, for example, can enhance the feel of comfort and relaxation while at the same time metal elements like wall clock or a flower vase may promote strength and independence in human mind.

Wooden elements are considered to promote better health and personal growth. A furniture arranged in a way that creates dead space fosters negative energy in homes, and hence should be avoided. The flow of elements in the homes should be seamless to let the energy flow without any barriers. Another aspect that we tend to forget is that balance is more important than symmetry when it comes to interior decoration.

Royal interior look of a room - Shruti Sodhi Interior Designs

Most of the interior designers across the globe are now using such knowledge to improve the emotional impacts of space. Some of the best interior designers in India also use persuasive design techniques like seating arrangements made in such a way that boost communication rather than seating in front of TV or opening up some spaces to create a sense of freedom.

The old and true statement that home is the happy place is surely correct but it is also important to realize that homes do not promote happiness but can be designed in such a way that it promotes good mood and better health.

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