A clean, simple design style can make your life less stressful.
Many of us have feelings of stress because we’re overwhelmed by the demands in our lives. Simplicity and order can provide a sense of calm.
What better goal to consider in your home decorating plans than to create a home environment that’s calming and relaxing, both on the eyes and on the soul?
Simple doesn’t mean plain or unattractive. Simple design can create a sophisticated, traditional, elegant look or a modern, minimalist feel. The bottom line is reducing chaos and over-decoration, and minimizing clutter and confusion.
- Plan only one or two focal points per room, so you can really “see” the beauty, rather than having a hodgepodge of color and design elements.
- Limit the number of colors in your design and stick with gentle colors, rather than bold primary colors.
- Make color transitions gentle. Avoid making too strong a statement between dark and light colors, such as black and white. (However, keep in mind that you may want energizing colors in a room; for example, in a kitchen or home office where you’d like to be engaged and active.)
Once you’ve created a simple, clean design, enjoy it! Allow yourself relaxing time to read a book or watch your favorite TV show, without answering the phone or responding to text messages. Spend time with your family or friends in a quiet way, without over planning your activities.
Achieving a calm and simple home environment can help you find peace of mind every day.
Copyright Hunter Douglas 2016.