Have you ever walked into someone’s home and it instantly felt like “home”? It’s an enchanting and satisfying feeling but how does this happen? Is it the fusion of the design elements? Whatever it is, it’s magic. Or is it? We came up with Five Elements That Make A Happy Home and our element #4 explores the Beauty In The Decor.
#4 Beauty in the Decor
White walls are a classic and can never completely go out of style.
Today’s beauty standard is simplicity and for that clean, refreshed, uncomplicated look, its white walls. Sticking to one or two colors will help simplify any design, but choosing white is the ultimate in simplification. All white walls create a backdrop you’ll be sure to love for years to come, no matter how your style or taste in furnishings change. Select natural colors for your flooring, furnishings and ceiling to continue a naturally comfortable look. Add vibrant splashes of color on accessories, rugs, pillows and art and layer on the beauty.
If Everything Is Special, Nothing Is Special
Multiple focal points are distracting. Instead, start by selecting your standout feature which could be a unique fireplace, a kitchen countertop, or series of colorful art panels grouped together for an impactful statement. Or perhaps it’s an oversized sofa or breathtaking light fixture. Then choose your color scheme, furnishings and decor to compliment the focal point, not blur its beauty. The room’s other accessories and furnishings should fade softly into the background for a functional, non-competitive look.
I recently heard, “natural is the new neutral” and I couldn’t agree more. If you have a view of a garden, trees or greenery, mountains or shore, embrace it in every way possible. Many homes are introducing floor to ceiling windows and skylights to accomplish the outdoors in naturalistic feel. In addition, limiting dense furnishings, skipping ornate window treatments, wall to wall carpeting and busy wallpapers, will welcome the outdoors inside. And you know what they say about a room with a view; it means a life that is free and open to possibility and adventure. And who doesn’t want that?
Interior design begins with human experience and the physical, mental, and emotional needs of people. The most beautiful contemporary interiors are increasingly inspired by biophilia. Biophilia is the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. And its more than just a philosophy; biophilic design has been found to support cognitive function, physical health, and psychological well-being.
We are approaching the 5th and final element in our series, Five Elements That Make a Happy Home. Stay with us and find out that ultimate, precious and most important design element.
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