Have you ever walked into a room and just thought “Wow”? That “wow” could go one of two ways. It could mean, “wow, this room is incredibly boring and simple and just walking into this room has depressed my mood”. Or, that “wow”, could go another completely different way. It could be mean, “wow, this room makes me feel welcome, it makes me feel happier, more excited, and all because it contains tasteful décor.
Décor matters. How one decorates a room sets the tone for everyone that walks in. It could either signal a place of welcoming and comfort, or perhaps a place of business and cleanliness. Studies have shown that people sleep better with softer colors in their bedrooms and that people are more productive with brighter colors around them. We don’t decorate just for the fun of spending money on things to fill a room with. Each item we choose to place into our home or workspace signifies a little bit of who we are and how we want to portray ourselves to those who enter the space.
How one decorates does not only set a tone for those who visit your space, but it also sets the tone for yourself. Imagine: you choose to decorate your bedroom is dark navy and black and purple because it will make it seem darker for sleeping. While that may be true, it also means that every morning when you wake up, you will be waking up in a darker room in which the colors instill a sleeping depressing mood. Every morning it will be harder to leave your bed and get the day started than if you had soft green or light blue colors in your room. Waking up surrounded by such dark colors can set up a depressed and tired mood for the rest of the day which can lead to lower levels of productivity and happiness.
To the people that do not believe that décor matters, it can affect your life as well as all those who enter that space. It can make a difference simply by a change in color or style and can improve everyday living quality.