We all know that good interior design can help a property sell. However, you may not have considered the power interior design can play in improving a prospective home owner’s mental and physical health. Sounds like hyperbole, but it’s true: good interior design can improve one’s health.
Think about it, many of us come home at the end of the day with stress and tension. Stress can wreak havoc on our immune, digestive, and reproductive systems. However, if a home is designed in a way that elevates mood and relieves stress, then it follows that it can also diminish the potential negative health impacts of stress.
A home designed in such a way that is inviting and evokes a positive mood is good for one’s overall well-being. Our designers know this. And, when working on design concepts we always take into consideration designs that will appeal to the potential buyer and evoke positive feelings. The two primary ways in which we use good interior design to improve one’s health is by carefully choosing colors and strategically incorporating greenery.
Carefully Choosing Design Colors
We know that the color of a room can elicit feelings of relaxation or invigoration (not to mention the impact on improving home sales). According to the Institute for Color Research people make a subconscious judgment about an environment or product within 90 seconds of initial viewing. Further, between 62% and 90% of that assessment is based on color alone. We know that our designs must grab a prospective home buyer’s imagination from the minute they walk into a space.
As such, our designers are thoughtful in choosing color palettes for different rooms. For example, we tend to choose shades of green or lavender to create a calming environment for bedrooms. Blue hues tend to make people productive, and as such are often used in home offices or flex spaces. Our designers know that color is a powerful design tool that can make the rooms in a model home, clubhouse (or any space), feel more calm, cheerful, comfortable, or dramatic as the need dictates.
Strategically Incorporating Health-Inducing Greenery
Research continues to show the various ways in which nature can help improve our mental well-being: there’s no denying that the outdoors can be an instant mood booster. Knowing the positive mood that a nature-inspired design can elicit, our designers work to incorporate greenery when appropriate. Be it invitingly-merchandised outdoor living spaces, sophisticated floral finishes, or houseplants, our model homes integrate greenery strategically throughout the model to elevate the mood of potential home buyers.
For more ways that interior design can improve health and wellness, and how a professional interior merchandiser can help facilitate that, please contact us today. And, be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for all kinds of ways interior design can improve your well-being.