It’s tempting to say that interior design doesn’t matter but I believe that it does in significant ways. Wanting better for your surroundings goes a lot deeper than feeling proud when guests arrive. It’s about taking care of your state of mind, emotions, abilities and all the things in your environment that support you.
Interior design is part of our everyday lives but is often taken for granted, until something happens to remind us that good design actually protects our health, safety, and well-being.
Interior design is critical to supporting our personal independence. For example, when we look into our own future, interior design can create many options and opportunities for those who wish to stay in their homes as long as possible.
The use of barrier-free universal design removes structural obstacles that could complicate our ability to use our home. Good design supports how we live and allows us to choose where to live rather than accepting less desirable choices.
Psychologically, our emotions are influenced by our surroundings. For example, a dark, stormy sky will make you feel one way, while a bright blue sky will make you feel another. A sparse interior feels one way, a heavily ornamented interior feels entirely different.
Knowing interior design influences your health and well-being every day, it’s important to ask yourself, what do you want to spend your time with? How do you want your spaces to look and what will make it function best for you today and in the future?
Interior design matters not because it’s a superficial, expression of taste but because good design helps us be the best versions of ourselves.
Design can point us to the future. Maybe it’s not where we are right now, but it can show the way to where we want to go in the future.
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