Have you ever wondered why your mood may suddenly drop every time you enter a particular room or office? Likewise have you witnessed how sometimes checking into a hotel room may bring with it a sudden freshness of mood diminishing your long travel lag?
When it comes to interior design, the one thing almost everyone focuses on is aesthetics. Of course aesthetics is a bare essential of interior design but so is the largely overlooked parameter of psychological influence. If you are wondering what psychology may have to do with interior décor, you may be surprised to know how aspects like colors, themes and designs in a room have a direct correlation with your mood and energy by impacting your sub consciousness.
Colors, moods and interior décor- The ignored tag team
Interior designers sometimes overlook the significance of colors but they have a direct correlation with mood. Sometimes an interior design may warrant for selection of a darker color shade but that shade may also bring with it its intrinsic nature of sluggishness or laziness. For example Grey is a color linked with serenity and may not be an ideal color of your office. Color selection should take into account the room type, the nature of the individuals living in the room and then linked with the décor elements.
Themes and Styles impact on the sub-consciousness
The theme for your interior décor may attract eye balls but if it is not synchronized with the individual needs of the residents, it may not always work. For example having a leather décor in your living room may look modern and chic but if you are someone more at ease with a natural set up, the same leather interiors may bring a sense of discomfort subconsciously.
4 Tips to enhance interior décor and mood enhancement
Here are some simple tips that you can incorporate to enhance your interior décor while aiding your mood responsiveness in the process. The tips can work just as well for homes, offices or a home office.
- Choose a new color: The color in your room or office has a direct impact on your mind. So if you are feeling low on energy or hyper or angry, change the color coordination of your room. Use shades of red and orange to ensure more vibrant energy. Likewise yellow is associated with happiness and bliss while green is for soothing the nerves. Shades of blue offer calmness and freshness while white adds a dash of cleanliness and purity. So choose the color as per your energy levels and mood to ensure optimum utilization of color coordination.
- De-clutter: If you find yourself too burdened, try de-cluttering your room and your work desk. This ensures ample free movement of positive energy which can reflect in a positive mindset and a perfect mood enhancement.
- Improve lighting: Sometimes the dim lights add up or amplify the negative energy abundant in a room or office. Improve the lighting and opt for fresher brighter lights. Also see if you can make room for fresh sunlight to ether the room for a few hours each day.
- Go Green: Add some elements of natural greens in your room or office. Bamboos are good options as desk plants while lavenders and other house plants are also cost effective ways to improve the energy balance in any closed environment.
Conclusion: Interior design can enhance or diminish your mood and thereby your productivity. Ensure equal emphasis on aesthetics along with color, theme and styling for a perfect interior design apt for your needs.