Furniture sense of comfort and happiness.
Although the bond between interior design and our emotions has gained much attention in the last decade, this form of environmental psychology has existed for thousands of year now – as demonstrated by the Indian Vastu Shastra, the Chinese Feng Shui, among others.
With the rise of neuroscience, scientists are doing plenty of research on this topic and finding the most incredible results. They have shown the ability of interior design elements to evoke positive or negative emotional response in people. These findings open the door to design spaces that consciously manipulate decorative elements with the goal of encouraging creativity, peace, and happiness.
Besides colors, spaciousness and natural elements, the textures and shapes of furniture in a space can also produce certain emotional responses:
The rich texture of a shaggy rug will enhance the sense of comfort and happiness, while the decorative metal elements, such as wall clock, vase, etc. will promote strength and independence. Wooden elements are linked to health and personal growth.
Chinese Feng Shui teaches us that furniture should be arranged in a way that does not create “dead space” (furniture arranged against the wall) since that creates negative energy. A seamless flow of the elements in the room allows the energy to flow equally and seamlessly.
Balance should always be more important than symmetry.