by : Caitlin Stevenson | Interior Designer, Tailored HQ
Years ago our houses served a simple function: a roof over our heads.
As we grew and developed as a society, our basic human needs have grown too and as a result, we expect our homes and interior spaces to do more for us than ever before. There has been a huge shift toward the idea of holistic interior designs. Designs that sooth our souls on a higher level.
In 2019 our spaces need to be ultra-functional, whilst looking beautiful and connecting with our sense of self. We long to retreat to sanctuary spaces where we can rest and re-balance ourselves. A place to recoup from the grind of an over-active, hyper-connected world. This connection between self and space has become a key influence on our happiness and the success of a design.
So how can we design our world to encourage happiness and positivity?
Many objects and elements inside a house can have a significant impact on one’s mood and the biggest influencer is colour. Studies have shown that colours with warmer undertones inspire relaxation and boost creativity. Blues and green hues can evoke a sense of calm. Red as a strong primary colour is often stated as the enemy of the home décor, because although it can raise energy, it is shown to increase anxiety and hostility when used as the prevailing colour of the room. Opt for darker mulberry, crimson and wine colours for a glamorous boost without the angst.
Light it up.
It is well documented that natural light is intrinsically linked to happiness and mood. It resets our cycadium rhythm and allows us to feel rested and rejuvenated. We know that the number and size of the windows in the room can boost one’s happiness and lack of light can often increase sadness or enhance anxiety. Maximise natural light with window furnishings that are custom designed to suit your windows.
You Do You!
Trends will always come and go but items that truely communicate parts of your personality will always be in style. As I like to say to clients‘Go hard or go home’ and create spaces that are truely authentic to you and your family. Create a theme and let us help you run with it!
After all, your home is an inherent part of you; a physical manifestation of your identity and finding the most beautiful and the best way to represent it is what makes our job so rewarding.