You’ve probably heard before that hugging a loved one or petting a pet releases the love hormone oxytocin in the body, filling us with feelings of comfort, warmth, and security. Use pleasant textures throughout your home to create a similar experience: furry blankets, silk pillows, velvet or satin beddings, and more. The more you come into contact with pleasant textures as part of your home routine, the more you’ll enjoy their positive effects.
“The natural look.”
There’s nothing like green plants and natural wood to create a calming and pleasant atmosphere in your home. Plants, flowers, and succulents are a wonderful addition to almost any space, bringing in color and freshness that works wonders for the ambiance. Natural wood complements plants perfectly, and incorporating it into your home design creates a rustic and enchanting feeling. If you want plants and natural wood to be central elements in your home, I recommend decorating in a rustic or boho-chic style.
“Everything’s in order.”
When our space is organized and tidy, it’s easier to maintain order in our minds as well. Therefore, order and organization are the first and most fundamental steps in interior design – only when everything is in its place can we truly enjoy beauty and aesthetics. Make use of available space for various storage solutions: a shoe cabinet or dresser in the entryway, shelves with baskets or boxes, different types of containers, and more. Keeping your home organized may not be a fun task, but the end result will bring you great satisfaction.
“Here, I opened a window.”
Even the most beautifully designed lighting fixture in the world cannot replace natural sunlight, so as long as the weather allows, open your windows during the day to enjoy natural light and fresh air. Don’t hesitate to hang curtains as well; they add a lot to the overall design of your home and can, of course, provide privacy when needed. If you’re in the process of building or remodeling, I highly recommend incorporating large windows in shared spaces. If you have a balcony or a backyard, consider glass sliding doors (and don’t forget a screen).