6 Ways Your HDB or Condo Interior Design Can Improve Your Life
The design choices you make have an effect on your subconscious and can improve your quality of life and prevent your home from dragging you down into an emotional tailspin. This is because the environment around us affects our mood, productivity and attitude, so at the very least, the right design can offer feelings of relaxation and peacefulness, which help create positive energy and harmony in relationships.
So how can interior design change your life? Let’s look at 6 positive impacts your home can have on you.
1. Organising Your Life
A well-designed home brings order to your life. When your environment is in disorder, the abundance of things surrounding you weigh you down, and your mental health takes a hit. What clutters your home clutters your mind, interfering with your ability to think and even to relax. By including plenty of storage space in your interior design, you make your home a no-stress zone, freeing the burden on your mind and lowering those stress hormones that cause you sleepless nights.
Even though the size of HDB flats and condos in Singapore is shrinking over the years, creative storage solutions such as custom built-ins can do wonders in bringing you an orderly home.
2. Creating a Relaxing & Safe Environment
Whenever we talk about interior design, we usually think only about the aesthetic aspect. Most people simply focus on this one piece of the puzzle and fail to look at the whole picture.
Sure, a beautiful home can certainly impress our friends and family, but what’s equally important is that it can also make us feel safe and comfortable. Like the cavemen of the Neolithic Age who needed the protection of a cave from the wild beasts, we need a home that can give us the same sense of security. As we go out into the world, we are often faced with daily challenges and even hostility. When we return home, a comforting space can nurture our wellbeing and soothe our soul.
3. Increasing Creativity & Productivity
Good interior design is also known to boost productivity and creativity. Your environment plays a pivotal role in influencing how you think and behave. If your creative flow is blocked, or you find yourself in a productivity slump, changing your home decoration can give you that extra boost for you to reach new heights.
You can start with simple things. Bringing in nature like plants and flowers can rejuvenate your energy, while a new wall colour, such as soothing blue or green, may spark new ideas. Comfortable and ergonomically-designed furniture is also shown to help people relax their bodies so that they can think clearly and reduce the number of mistakes made throughout the day.
4. Making the Space Functional
Ask not what you can do for your home, but what your home can do for you! When done properly, your interior design can enhance your lifestyle and allow you to live the life that you always wanted.
For instance, if you enjoy having company in your home, furnishing your home with a large dining table or designating areas for games and general socialising would definitely make you more popular among your friends!
5. Improving your Emotions and Moods
Have you heard of colour psychology? Colour affects your moods and emotions. For example, warmer shades such as yellow and orange are relaxing and inspire creativity, while blue and green evoke a sense of calm.
How the space is lit also influences your sentiment. The best lighting source is the sun, so the number and size of the windows in the room can affect your level of happiness and anxiety. Of course, in Singapore, most of us probably can’t change the windows in our condo or HDB flat, but you can ensure your home has sufficient lighting by supplementing natural light with different artificial lights.
6. Making a Statement
Your home is inherently an extension of you – a place where you manifest your identity and desires with tangible materials. So why not use it as a form of self-expression?
With the help of an interior designer, you can paint a self-portrait of your personal environment. Whether the statement you make is bold, peaceful, futuristic or minimalistic, let it be uniquely yours!
As you can see, the whole point of interior design is more than simply building a gorgeous home. With a little extra thought, it can also improve your life and enjoyment of spaces. If you want to know more about how to improve your home, call us at (65) 6778 6866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.