Interior design elements have the ability to bring positive or negative emotional responses in people. The Association of Psychological Science concluded that light is one of the primary influences in a person’s mood. The best source of light is the sun. Windows in a room can boost one’s happiness, increase sadness or enhance anxiety depending on the light coming in.

Colours, as we know, have a tremendous effect on people. A colour can bring on bad or good memories of past experiences. In general, all colours have a particular effect on people and should be used taking intensity and value into consideration. Another important element is the spaciousness of the room. The height of the ceiling impacts the subject’s subconscious perception of space and environment. A study showed that people living in spacious rooms are more creative and focused.

Also, plants can especially improve one’s mood, concentration and even memory retention since the presence of natural elements reduce stress. Textures, shapes and patterns influence our mood as well, e.g. area rugs give you a sense of comfort and happiness.


Interior Design That Encourages Creativity

As designers our goal and responsibility is to design spaces that encourage creativity, peace and happiness. Designers have been talking about this topic for years but now this is corroborated by Psychologists and Scientists.

Modern interior design incorporates psychological elements using light, colour and plants. Contact an interior designer near you to help you come up with your very own custom interior design.