Interior Design / October 13, 2018 / Jaycee Bolin.
Your home is more than just a collection of things, and it is an environment. It is the setting against which your life will live, complete with moments of love, hate, joy, and passion.
What’s more, it is also an extension of your personality, and you will be judged by the appearance of your home as much as you are by the clothes you wear and the way you cut your hair. You may not care to try and impress anyone, but at the very least your home should express who you are as a unique person, with your style and personality.
The decorating of a home is an artistic endeavor because it does require you to look inside and pull the beauty of your soul out into the real world. However, unlike a painting or a sculpture, your home’s decor will exist whether you pay attention to it, and nurture it, or not. It will be looked at, interpreted, experienced, and even lived in, despite your efforts to ignore its importance.
Choose decorative pieces which intrigue and inspire you, use colors that make you happy, and feel at peace, and don’t forget to use textures, those delightfully physical elements, in ways that will make the whole house feel like a home to you.
The fact that your home is a piece of art that will live in makes it a genuinely interactive expression of your inner being. Whenever someone’s eyes rest on a piece of artwork that you chose, every time someone feels soothed by the sage walls, his or her soul touched by an artistic choice you made. It is a dynamic form of expression, with your original creation continually shifting, bulging and sighing against the people who enter and exit every day.
Because people are creatures of their environment, we are all built to react subconsciously to cues such as color, and light. The color red makes us angry and passionate, while light blue makes us calm. With effects such as these impacting our minds, how much more profound is the presence of some of the great works of art, prints of the masters, sculptured reproductions of some of the most powerful pieces in history.
Home decorating can be a dominant form of self-expression, which is immersive and interactive. It involves the creation of not just a single piece, but of an entire environment, which will be the backstage to your life. Use a little passion when decorating, because you deserve to express, and you deserve to be inspired.