6 Steps to Healthy Interior Design


| 4/11/2016 4:01:00 PM


Tags: Color and mood, interior design, Chloe Taylor,


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It’s a popular idea that interior design and our feelings go hand in hand. Behavioral scientists are now learning that this may have some truth. Not only that, but the right room design can promote creativity, relaxation or even socialization. Everything from the ceiling height to the color of the wall can impact your mood, and, if done without considering the psychological effect, even cause anxiety. If done well, however, they can promote wellness.

Ceiling Height

A study published in the Journal of Consumer research suggested that the height of the ceiling in a room can impact the way a person thinks, acts and feels. According to this study a 10-foot high ceiling will promote abstract and free thinking, which leads to creative ideas and solutions. On the other hand, a person living in a space with an 8-foot ceiling tends to focus on specifics and think practically. If you happen to be stuck with a low ceiling, you can always use tricks, such as lighting, floor-to-ceiling doors, striped wallpaper to give the illusion of height.

Colors

It is no secret that different colors trigger different emotions. Based on the knowledge we have on colors, we can conclude which shades are the best for which room. The bedroom, for instance, should be painted in soothing and relaxing hues, like soft greens and blues, while the living room can be colored in vivid shades to encourage socializing, creativity and happiness. When you are choosing a color palette, you do not have to stick to one color, you can use a combination of neutral for larger surfaces, calm shades for furniture and dramatic shades for accessories.


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