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Interior Design Styles That Promote a Serene Living Space

Updated on August 6, 2015
Living room decor
Living room decor

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you go after a long day. It’s where you want to go when you need solitude and you don’t want to be anywhere else. It’s only natural to want your home to be as relaxing as possible. It’s not always easy to achieve that especially if you are not an expert in design, but with these interior design styles, you can get started.

How to Choose the Right Colors

When it comes to color, your choice should be based on the mood you want to be in whenever you enter the room. While there are color schemes for those who want an intimate and dramatic room, we will focus on interior design styles that give a restful atmosphere. Orange and red for starters are generally not recommended as they are pretty loud and overwhelming. Neutral colors like white, cream, and beige have always been the main choices, because not only they are relaxing and give a subdued ambiance, but if you don’t want to go for the “safer” color choices and want to experiment, you can opt for a combination of neutral and another color. Gray is generally industrial can be great so long as you pair it with dark earth tones such as maple and wedge to balance the effect.

Blue and green are the top two interior design styles in terms of of relaxing color schemes. Blue gives off an aura of contemplation, calmness, loyalty, and serenity. It also stimulates your thinking and delays your hunger. Green your eyes and calms you down. If you want a cheery atmosphere, certain shades of green like lime green would be great. Lighter shades of pink are said to have a calming effect, and while purple is by default a “hard” color, it can be combined with other colors to produce an atmosphere that is conducive for creativity and positivity.

Indoor Plants

Inviting the outdoors into your home is one surefire way of creating a soothing living space, and one way of doing that is by having a few indoor plants around. They can breathe new life to an otherwise dreary area and evoke a feeling of peacefulness. They also help purify the air. Choose the low maintenance variety if you are busy so you won’t have to worry about forgetting to water them.

Uncluttered Space

A truly serene living space is free of clutter. You can achieve this by using clever shelving and storage solutions that keep items organized, and if necessary, out of sight. You don’t have to go all minimalist and get rid of everything you can. You just have to look for the right furniture. For example, glass side tables and acrylic furniture with a see-through feature give an illusion of space.

I hope these interior design style ideas can help you. See you on the next post!


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