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While interior designers all over the world are working with a several clients a week, there are still people who have never put in any thought into designing their homes. Local interior designers Montie Mahtani from M3 Studio, Audrey Tan from Make Room, and Chlöe Elkerton from E&A Interiors share their reasons why people should think otherwise:
Home is where the greatest amount of our time is spent
”It’s a place where you spend most of your time in, where you gather your thoughts, and where you wind down. It has a lot more importance than people take it for,” Montie explains. Believe it or not, interior design is a useful technique that can aid in increased relaxation and productivity in your life.
Affects your mood
”Your home is absolutely fundamental to how you feel everyday. It affects your mood and ultimately your well-being. Surrounding yourself with things you love and being in a beautiful space that flows makes a huge difference,” Chlöe points out.
Affects the function in your everyday life
”People should put in more effort into their homes because the way your house is designed can dictate your patterns of life, to a certain extent: when time you wake up, how you wake up, what time you shower, etc. The items and design of your home will either make you want to stay or go out,” Montie says. For example, he describes that the more time you put into designing your kitchen, the more you would want to stay home to cook and eat.
Your home is an extension of you
A living space reflects a lot about the person living in it. Whether you prefer darker or lighter hues, a minimalistic style or meshing different ones together, or tiled or wood floors, interior design is a creative means to paint your personality all over your space. Visitors can learn a great deal about their host just by noticing how their place is done up (or not).
Helps to maximise your space
Putting thought into the way your home is laid out will inevitably cause you to become aware of the amount of space you have. This, in turn, will help you maximise that space to reduce living in a cramped environment. Also, investing in multipurpose furniture can assist in saving the amount of surface area used.
Trains people to pay attention to details
Montie expresses that, “[Designing a home] leads people to looking at finer details, which includes accessorising. I have clients who are even concerned about what kind of soap dishes they should have. People are becoming more aware that it’s not just about the floors or walls, it’s every little thing coming together.”
Saves money through investing in quality furniture
”The investment goes on a long way and will give you that space you desire,” Audrey says. Taking the time to invest in durable, quality and functional pieces will ensure that your furniture and décor will last you for many years to come.
Interior design is much more than pretty pieces of furniture, wallpaper, and accessories. The way you lay out your living space has a deeper psychological and sociological effect than one might think. Putting in effort into making you space your own and catering it to your specific needs and wants will not only better your attitude, emotions, and productivity, but will also help make the best use of your space, train you into becoming more conscientious and meticulous, and save money while you’re at it.