Home Sweet Home: Design Tips For A More Meaningful Space
If you’ve ever gone house hunting, you’ve probably experienced the frustration that comes from a day of looking at houses that just don’t feel right for you. On the other hand, you definitely know the cozy, just-right feeling that comes from finding the perfect space—or from coming home to a house or apartment you love after a long day at work. Experts in design psychology say this “home sweet home” vibe comes from the connection between spaces, thoughts, and emotions in our memory. With the following home design tips, you’ll be able to transform any home into a space that’s meaningful and fulfilling to live in!
1. Meet your higher needs
As New Age-y as this sounds, it’s important to think about your higher needs when you’re decorating your home. Focus on decorating your home in a way that satisfies more than basic needs (shelter, food, etc). Ideally, your space should be one where you can express yourself honestly. It should reflect your personal sense of style. You should be able to have both privacy and community in your home, depending on how you’re feeling. Aim to structure a space that satisfies you on multiple levels.