Interior Design Is The Foundation Of Your Home
When I was younger (and actually, pretty recently if I’m being totally honest) I used to have and play a computer game where you could create your own family and build a house and essentially “play God.” Now, my favorite part of the game was designing the house and decorating it with the items that came in the game. But, being an avid decorator, I would go onto little websites and download extra items to put in the game to make my house exceptionally beautiful. I loved creating rooms with specific themes and pairing decor to match those themes for the rooms.
One of my favorite rooms to decorate was the living room. I’d lay out couches, create a focal point within a fireplace, match a lovely modern rug in the middle of the room, place huge bright pieces of art on the walls, and strategically place plants and little statues accordingly throughout the room. Now, your characters had an “environment health bar” where they could walk into a room and depending on how the room looked, it would either increase or decrease their mood. For example, if the character walked into a room filled with trash, no wallpaper, and little to no decor in the room, their mood bar would decrease and cause them to be unable to fulfill their tasks for the day. My characters environment health bars were never lacking period. Decor was so important in the game because it increased moods and I believe that’s what decor does in day-to-day life.
We walk into rooms that are beautifully decorated and we instantly feel better… isn’t that amazing? Although we may not think about it and how decor affects us, it so truly does. It impacts our life without us even knowing but we immediately (unconsciously and sometimes subconsciously) notice when it is not up to par. Decor is absolutely crucial to our moods! It’s easy to see why decor matters, both in real life and in games we play. Our mood bars rise when we are surrounded by it! What better feeling is there when walking into a room?