When it comes to adding a little extra boost to a room in your home, the possibilities can seem like the endless!
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There are, of course, but not all of these options take into account what it feels like to be in space. Sometimes something looks incredibly cool in a magazine, but when you model your room based on it, you find with dismay that no one likes to use this room, not even the cat. Below are some innovative approaches to interior design that put the feel of a space at the center of the decision. The goal here is to create an atmosphere that is relaxed and welcoming.
A dash of green
Indoor plants do need to be watered occasionally. They also need to be placed in a place where they can get enough sunlight to thrive. That being said, the little work you have to do to keep them alive is nothing compared to the impact they have on your space. Not only do plants look alive and add energy to a room, they are literal too purify the air; Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, plants breathe in that carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, and while they're at it, they purify the air of a variety of toxins that come from our lifestyles. The result is better air quality and people feel more relaxed, less depressed, more focused, more creative and more productive.
Understand the influence of color
Put all trends aside for a moment when you think about color and see what the research says. Surrounding yourself with different colors leads to Changes in your mental state. White evokes feelings of peace, cleanliness, innocence, and emptiness. Blue creates the feeling of stability and calm, but also sadness. Green cultivates a sense of security and happiness. Orange brings out energy, joy, enthusiasm and attention. Suddenly you see how important your color choice is.
The choice of color is a stage of decor that should never be rushed. Think about what the space is for (relaxation, creativity, family time) and use this information to Find the perfect color to paint your room; You might even want to bring the whole household on board. How do the children want to feel when they are at home? How about your partner or roommate?
Lighting is king
There's a reason everything in a movie – even that filthy punk rock bar bathroom – looks better on screen than it does in real life. Cinematographers are masters at understanding how light works in a room. The first step in using light in home decor to your advantage is to maximize the natural lighting available. This means using window fixings that let light in during the day and possibly even placing a mirror across from a large window to fill the room with bright, vitamin D-filled daylight. It turns out that natural light has a number of positive benefits for your health and mental state. Second, you need to go around the house and replace any lightbulbs that are old and faded, stained, or just plain gross. Lightbulbs lose some of their glow over time, and whether you notice it or not, lightbulbs come in a variety of shades of light. When you take the time to find one you like and fill your home with it, you'll be amazed at how inviting the room suddenly feels.
Think about maintenance
Nobody seems to stress this point in interior design advice, but it is absolutely crucial: choose things that are easy to maintain. If you have a white fur dog, don't buy a black sofa. The hours of your life that are dragged away from your already busy schedule by constantly cleaning the fur off the couch can be avoided. Likewise, if you have young children you may want to skip the white carpet. You won't love it so much after scrubbing melted crayon out of it for the third time this week. Be honest with yourself about how your household is going to use something and if it becomes a major headache, don't get it. A welcoming space includes knowing that you will come home from work, collapse on a large, comfortable couch, and do nothing. Try to pick things that don't add too many tasks to your to-do lists.
The above tips and tricks can help you completely upgrade any room. Soon your place will be the one no one wants to leave.