We’ve all experienced it. Walking into somebody’s house and feeling that something is out of place. It’s probably even happened in your own home. Something just doesn’t feel right, but you can’t put your finger on it.
Welcome to Harmony
We all have our favorite rooms of the house. What if you could make your entire home feel that way? You can use interior design to put your home in harmony. In today’s pressure-filled world, stress is a constant. However, that doesn’t mean your home should contribute to it.
We believe that your home should be a source of nurture and support. We’ve curated the following interior design ideas that will you put your house in harmony. With these ideas, you’ll be able to create a space that is both calm and peaceful – and allows you to recharge your daily batteries!
Your home is already your castle, so why not make it your refuge as well!
Harmony by Design
One approach to harmony is to decide which space in the home serves as the heart. Ask yourself, which room is the center of life and activity? For most people, this is the living room or the family room. Making this choice will help to define the character and style of the rest of your home. It should flow dynamically outwards to influence the rest.
Structure and Order
Another approach to harmony is to think of each space in the house as sequential. Organize your design ideas to flow throughout the home. If you prefer a sense of order and structure, this method is probably best for you.
Take a look at any of the rooms of your home. Now, visualize the space as a balanced whole. Are there too many furniture pieces on one side? Does the color feel evenly distributed? This is what designers call the visual weight of a room. Doing this analysis will help you achieve balance and harmony in any space.
Symmetry and Space
Speaking of visual balance, let’s talk about symmetry and space. Symmetry is a natural way to create a sense of order and rhythm within any area. For examples, adding curtains to a window will add balance and symmetry. A set of matching chairs or couches will accomplish the same. To create symmetry, find the center line for any room. Then, consider adding elements that repeat themselves across it. Try it out! You’ll see the room will gain visual balance and feel much more in harmony.
Create Negative Space
Now, while this may sound counter-intuitive, hang in there for a second. Sometimes, too many design elements can be tiring to look at. It creates a sense of chaos that does away with all of your hard work. Instead, consider leaving room for negative space. With this, we mean areas that don’t have a lot of design going on. This will allow the eyes to move smoothly from design elements to negative space, enhancing the visual balance of any room.
Conquer the Clutter
Unnecessary clutter creates chaos. It can leave you scratching your head as you look for your keys and even elevate your heart rate as you try to find an important document. Put a plan in place to clear out the clutter and relieve yourself of unneeded tension. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Several studies have proven that color has a positive impact on our emotions and energy levels. It can affect body temperature and appetite! Be aware of how certain colors affect you before painting – or repainting – a wall. For example, if you paint smaller rooms with softer and lighter colors, it can help make the room feel larger.
Nature that Nurtures
Incorporate natural elements and products into your home. It will encourage a sense of serenity throughout the household. Bring in plants as decoration and to help to clean and re-oxygenate indoor air. Breathe in deep and exhale a sigh of relief!
Windows that Welcome
Did you know that the air inside your home can be more toxic than the air outside? If your air conditioning is still broken and you don’t have your ac repaired, you go on with opening up your windows to let fresh air circulate within the home. This will do wonders for your sense of self and enhance the harmony you feel in your home. Also, let the sunlight in! Keep your windows free of blinds during the day to let light flood your house. We spend too much staring at the artificial lights from screens already.
Understanding and implementing thermal comfort is important to achieve harmony. The temperature of a room has a significant impact on how it looks and feels. This is why home heating is an essential factor to consider. A cooler room promotes a sense of productivity, while a warmer space evokes a more relaxing feel. If possible, home heating should be adjusted for each space’s primary activity. Aim to keep things cool in the kitchen but warmer in the bedrooms. The temperature of every area in our house can help achieve harmony.
Rhythm and Flow
You might be thinking to yourself, wait a minute, there’s no rhythm or flow to design? However, we beg to differ. Actually, it’s the eyes that move and roam across a room. You see, creating a sense of movement within a room adds excitement. It builds interest and arouses the curiosity. For example, consider using graduations of size and color to create a sense of movement.
Arrange things in a certain way to force the eye to move in a particular direction. Repetition of elements can quickly create a sense movement and rhythm. Using flowing or circular elements creates a sense of flow while separate or jagged details create a more dynamic scene.
When you think of harmony, what comes to mind? Is it a feeling of peace and togetherness. Or is it a sense of peaceful calm?
We believe that harmony is more than just a feeling; it’s a standard of living. What did you think of our interior design ideas? Are there any you want to incorporate into your home?
Let us know in the comments!