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In this week’s blog we’re focusing once more on the psychology of interior design. With all the worries in the world at the moment, it’s important to come home and be able to escape. You need a space of your own that will help you detox and relax.
Here’s how to create a space that’s right for you. I’ve used my ‘Dwellbeing system’ from my book Creating Space to walk you through a few of the 7 spaces you need.
Your home, be it a small flat or a huge mansion, has got to welcome you in the right way. It needs to be clutter-free, well-lit and have a splash of colour to make you smile.
Some people love purple, some hate it. Some people want crocheted plant potholders, others not so much. Some people like chrome and glass, others prefer wood and wool. I personally love the fact that everyone is different, it makes my job far more interesting. When it’s your home though, you must know what you like, what your style is, and what will make you feel like this is my ‘me space’.
Once you have gone through these 5 questions create a mood board on Pinterest of each room you want to design….and follow our boards here to get some great interior design inspiration!
Like many other desirable lifestyle ‘must-haves’, a lovely home will take time to create, (much like that bikini body will, sadly…) If you’ve got work to do on your home to make it feel and look better, then you need to set some time aside, even if you’re going to hand it over to an interior designer.
Treat your refurbishment (renovation or rebuild) like a project.
All of this will give you the head space to do the job properly.
If there’s more than just you in the house, you’ll need to take into consideration the needs and styles of the other members. It’s important to figure out how they ‘think’. We all have very specific ways of thinking and it may surprise you to know your partner doesn’t see the world as you do (of course, you may well be very aware of this!)
For a further look at ‘Design Psychology’ and ‘The Psychology of Interior Design’, we have several other blogs written on this subject, take a look at our latest here.
If there’s one space that has to be relaxing, it’s your bedroom.
Here are my top tips:
Breathing space and heart space are the final two spaces of the ‘dwellbeing system’. You can find out more about them in my book Creating Space available here. Or arrange a consultation and we can walk you through the full system in your own home.
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