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HOME: INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY

What, being home just doesn’t automatically mean you’re thrilled and in a good place mentally? Maybe being cooped up for the better part of a year could have something to do with that. All extremes aside, there are certain aspects of interior design that have been scientifically proven to work as a happiness magnet. Incorporate one or a few of these True Fashionista design ideas, and not only will your crib look cute, but experts agree you’ll find a certain inner peace as well.  We find peace roaming the aisles at Naples’ best consignment store, True Fashionistas, but we digress..

Harper’s Bazaar reported in 2019 on Berlin-based interior designer Amy Brandhorst’s work alongside design psychologist and consultant Eleftheria Karipidi that came up with several suggestions to improve your mood using simple interior design techniques. Yes, scientifically proven ways to decorate your house that should in theory put a smile on your face. Read on, then head into your local consignment store, Naples for True Fashionista happiness that awaits.

INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY – ROUND SHAPES

 

Round shapes make you happier - Scientific research has shown that shapes have a significant impact on human emotions. True Fashionista round shapes in particular can induce positive emotions such as approachability and friendliness, while spherical objects communicate balance, a soothing effect that can help us feel at ease with our surroundings. This is good news for those dealing with anxiety. Consider adding ball-shaped pendant lights, a circular coffee table, round mirrors, or curved-edge retro furniture like an Eden green curved velvet sofa from 1stdibs. Ronde Round also serves up a fabo red chair that almost perfectly resembles a doughnut. Now that deserves a smile, yes?

 

INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY – THE COLOR BLUE

Guessing Pantone had a banner year last year, given that blue was their color of the year, and a shade of happiness during a time we’re trying to forget could have done us well. However, even though they’ve had to move on for 2021, it doesn’t mean we have to, especially since blue has been proven to make us happy. It’s one of the most calming and serene colors, which helps one to relax and encourages a better night’s sleep. Blue also offers another bonus: it has been scientifically proven to lower your blood pressure. If you’d like to start on a smaller scale, opt for artwork or cushions that feature blue tones. A quick online or in-store visit to True Fashionistas, Naples’ best consignment store, will reveal a host of blue home décor ideas.

INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY – LIGHTING

Natural light is always key to a happy True Fashionista home design. Besides a window view or two in order to maintain a positive mood, try introducing furniture and accessories with reflective surfaces, which will increase the amount of natural light. For example, you can add a mirror opposite a window, a mirrored or metal table and glass accessories such as a vase. Then go for mood lighting. For example, use dim lighting in the evening to help you relax. Low evening lighting will also enhance our relationships with family members by building intimacy. Here’s a thought: Install lighting that is round, thereby doubling your home happiness quotient. Several options can be found at True Fashionistas, Naples’ best consignment store. Otherwise, keep in mind that bright lighting can help you focus, while task lighting can help you avoid eye strain, accent lighting can be used to showcase your favorite things and candles and twinkle lights can make your home feel cozier.

INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY – NATURAL MATERIALS

Science has proven that nature is as effective, if not more so, in making us happy. We are significantly and substantially happier outdoors and in green environments than in urban environments. Bring the outdoors in by incorporating materials such as wood, stone, linen, marble, cotton and wool in your interiors. Consider wooden floors and furniture, pure wool blankets, marble-based lamps and cotton cushion covers. Of course, flowers and greenery placed throughout the home are also proven to lift our mood.

True Fashionistas Home carries a continuously updated line of home goods, many of which could very well put a smile on your face at the very least, or brighten up your life as a whole. Shop your local consignment store, Naples in-person, online or in our eBay store, and make your life a little happier.