Many of us have feelings of stress because we’re overwhelmed by the demands in our lives. What better goal to consider in your home decorating plans than to create a home environment that’s calming and relaxing, both on the eyes and on the soul.
Simple doesn’t mean plain or unattractive. Simple design can create a sophisticated, traditional, elegant look or a modern, minimalist feel. The bottom line is reducing chaos and over-decoration, and minimizing clutter and confusion.
- Plan only one or two focal points per room, so you can really “see” the beauty, rather than having a hodge podge of color and design elements.
- Limit the number of colors in your design and stick with gentle colors, rather than bold primary colors.
- Make color transitions gentle. Avoid making too strong a statement between dark and light colors, such as black and white. (However, keep in mind that you may want energizing colors in a room; for example, in a kitchen or home office where you’d like to be engaged and active.)
Achieving a calm and simple home environment can help you find peace of mind every day.