The interior design may say a lot about a person, especially their background and behavior; many people carry out the traditional motives and cultural heritage through the way they design their home.
Interior design has to do with everything that’s visually appealing while being effective and practical. The process itself works through a system of methods that allows the creation of effective and interesting ways to solve annoyances and satisfy needs in the occupants’ everyday lives.
Designing a home isn’t at all easy – there are many pieces of the puzzle that need to be put together in order to achieve the perfect ambient; some of the key elements that the room’s ambient depends on are light, color and texture.
It’s smart to know how interior design affects your creativity and behavior as it can be the perfect solution for any commercial, residential, hospitality or educational problem that takes a toll on your everyday life.
Extroversion and Introversion
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It all leads to the type of activities chosen for the specific space. The key is to stimulate the connection and concentration, so this place needs to allow both a sense of extroversion and introversion.
The design doesn’t have to revolve around the type of activity that needs to take place – it is way smarter to have a certain element for a certain activity.
For example, a desk can’t be customized all of the time; you’re better off having a different place for working. Even though this type of design requires creating a plentiful setting which many may not prefer, but the results it brings make it very well worth it.
The Connection between Design and People
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It’s obvious that people and designs are connected – people come up with the design ideas which are later used to define the people.
Realizing that one can’t stand without the other means grasping the idea that in order to make the right choices when designing a space, one should thoroughly understand the behavior and the psychological profiles of the people and how they connect to the design.
After all, a building is just empty space until it’s filled with people – then it becomes a space with a purpose and function. Design is just the way to make this space a little more appealing, easier to work in, efficient and safe.
The Health Benefits
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By allowing sustainable designs, the design industry shows interest in both the buyers’ aesthetical and health needs. As time progresses, the efficiency of the integrated design is prioritized and makes for increase in the success rate.
There are many products that contain this substantiality and they can be easily found; lots of carpet tiles, wallboards, floor tiles and translucent resins made from recycled materials are cheap and available in this time.
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Our thoughts and feelings can be easily influenced by many things – the space where we stay is usually one big factor. This fact has always been said and known, but today we even get to find out more about how applicable it is.
It’s exciting how many tips and clues on decorating are being discovered; now we maximally utilize all of our creativity and focus just by knowing what kind of space gives us a certain mood.
The Academy of Neuroscience in San Diego, and many institutions like it, are promoting further research on this subject as it is of great importance – that’s why many architectural schools offer classes on the matter.
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The view plays a big role in how one feels and spends the time. Even though it’s believed that a view tends to be distracting, having one that’s filled with natural elements like trees and open fields is linked with focus improvement and higher productivity.
Environmental psychologists have proven this fact and they recommend the observation of green spaces to be a priority for every home and business building. This is also very beneficial to children with ADD, because it helps with their focus and attention.
People that live in a urban area where buildings and streets dominate the view can compensate by placing plants to the windows and decks, or given the right circumstances can create a small garden to relieve them from the urban setting of everyday life.
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A smart designer can easily determine the impact of a room by the colors and design it contains.
Colors have an enormous effect on the mood; for example, many restaurant owners know how to use colors in their favor – bright colors and less comfortable seating is used for places where customers are not meant to sit that long, as softer seating and darker lighting blended with soft colors is key in keeping the customers present and satisfied.
Even though most people choose their favorite color for the room, it doesn’t always mean that they will enjoy the atmosphere it creates, as liking a color and living in a space dominated by it is not the same and that’s why the psychology behind the color is very important.
Blue is used for decorating living rooms or bathrooms because of its soothing energy. A darker shade might result in a sad atmosphere, so it’s better if it’s kept for the accessories.
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Yellow works best for spreading happiness and positivity in the kitchen as that’s where most people prefer to start their day (let’s not forget that the kitchen tends to be the most frequently used room in the house).
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Red with its passion evokes the strongest of feelings within us, such as love and anger. Its intensity allows for it to be the perfect color to use for a bedroom, but beware – use it strictly as an accent as it may leave you feeling uneasy and restless.
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Orange is motivational and passionate making it the ideal choice for a children’s room or any room filled with frequent activity. Orange encourages conversation and interaction in social situations and is also known for maximizing the appetite.
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Green reduces any kinds of stressful feelings – after all it’s the color of nature. There’ no mistake in incorporating green into any room you choose as you will always get good results.
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Purple is another passionate color which increases its passion as its shade gets darker. It’s a color that emits the feeling of luxury and sophistication. Its royal vibe is ideal for creating an accent filled with depth and elegance.
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Black is a timeless classic. Its power is enormous, so stay cautious when using it for your room’s design; the depth and impact of black is known to be too much if not used correctly and in moderation. When used as an accent, especially if combined with gray, black can leave a real impression.
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White, the color of cleanliness, is known to create a simple yet calming look that is universal and works well combined with every shade.
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Other Interesting Tidbits About How Design Can Affect Mood:
- Increasing the amount of sunlight is known to improve the grades of students, as well as the overall brain function of retirement home residents.
- Dim lighting is a great way to get people to relax.
- More people prefer curved furniture to furniture with sharper edges (because there’s less “danger” when nothing’s sharp).
- Socializing can get pretty easier when the seating furniture is organized in small groupings as opposed to being placed along the walls. This is also true for residential health care facilities.
- Lighting that can change from day to night in one’s home could help one sleep better and stay awake when needed.