Home decor is an important factor in boosting your well-being. It’s a fun activity and a necessity at the same time. So, to bring more information about the impact of good home furniture and items organization on our mental health, I allowed myself to ask my friend, Jessica Abou Jaoude, to answer some of the most popular questions related to our topic today.
Jessica Abou Jaoude is an Alba graduate with an amazing eight years of experience in architecture-landscape-interior design-furniture consultant, who also adopt a healthy lifestyle,
So first, How can interior design affect our mental health?
<<Interior is very important because wherever we go we might be affected by an interior ambiance. Our house – hospital – restaurants – malls. Due to quarantine lately, we might notice the importance of our interior and how it’s affecting our mental health.
To start with, it is important to know what we like and feel comfy around.
A simple exercise can answer this question to the people who don’t know what color they like. “Open your closet and search for the color you wear the most, It may help figure out the color we will need the most because it will be the color you feel comfortable in.
If you like black or neutral colors, you are more into minimalism.
This step can help you identify the style you like and feel comfortable with within your house.
To understand the importance of applying each color in the specific area,
Close your eyes and imagine redecorating your room with red ceramic tiles, red wall painting, Red lights, curtains, and bed. Then tell me how many seconds would you resist in such a Red space. Red is a yang energy color that is too active and will disturb the occupant.
Here comes the feng shui to explain and help us turn our interior into a comfy one.
It helps us by allowing us to listen to our five senses and turning the interior to be as perfect as our mother nature.
Fast food restaurant colors are yang therefore, you eat quickly and leave.
Spa and hospitals are more into blue and green relaxing colors.
Now, how can we fix our houses and bedrooms decors and make them greener:
<< First of all, we need to pick a style we like. It’s important to reduce the quantity of furniture and stuff in our room or living area fix colors to our interior (the right color to the right place) and add some greeneries.
Materials are so important and, they affect our mood and mental health as per the furniture selection and colors:
Mirrors in small places to make it bigger. Painting can help but, it depends on the drawing and where to hock it.
Lightings are so important either from the sunlight (we must have a window in each bedroom) or warm bulbs color can help stay calm and relaxed (bedroom). Cool lights can be used in spaces we need to stay focused and awake (kitchen sometimes in a living room)
Daylight can be used as task lights (in our kitchen above the island or countertop / on any desk we have or working office or space).
And finally, do green plants affect our mental health?
<<Greenery helps a lot with reducing stress and staying calm plus having a special mood, a view on our garden from either our room or reception area is always a plus And in case we don’t have this luxury we can bring the outside into the inside (feng shui style)
Adding some plants inside our house can help a lot (we must be careful about the kind of plants we pick a few plants are specific for the interior and can provide oxygen to have a healthy interior)>>
So to sum up, the interior can affect positively or negatively. It’s our job to take it seriously and make our living areas more comfortable and relaxing.
Thank you so much Jessica Abou Jaoude, for these important pieces of information you provided us with!
Stay safe, stay green, stay positive!