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3 Reasons Why Home Design Is worth Taking Seriously

Home design is a big deal, and that’s not just the predictable opinion of biased commentators; it’s something that we see the evidence for in people’s TV-viewing and web-browsing habits, among all kinds of other things.

After all, how many home design shows are there out there that millions of people are absolutely invested in, and just can’t miss an episode of?

Our homes are such fundamental cornerstones of our lives — they are places where we spend an immense amount of our time, where we raise our families, and where we rest and recover between bouts of work and intense activity. It goes without saying that such an environment deserves some attention and respect.

The thing is, however, while people know on an intuitive level that their homes are meaningful, they often don’t take home design as seriously as they should. They experience it vicariously through programs and catalogs, but often hold off on buying that new bathroom from Virtu USA, or repainting the living room, because, in part, they consider it a low-order priority.

Here are some reasons why it might be worth taking home design more seriously.

Changing your home up can help you to free up trapped energy in your life

At first, it might seem kind of off the wall to suggest that changing up your home can help you to free up trapped energy in your life, but haven’t you noticed what an impact your environment has on your mood?

How do you feel in a dark, cramped, moldy room? Good or bad? And how do you feel in a spacious, tidy, light and airy room?

If you feel that your life has stagnated in some fundamental way, changing up your home and doing a bit of design work might legitimately free up trapped emotional and mental energy, and serve as a catalyst for great overall personal transformations.

Home design can be a great way of exploring your creative side

Some people are more drawn to creative pursuits and activities than others, but to a certain extent, we all need productive ways of exploring our creative sides.

Often, according to some commentators on psychological topics, allowing our creative impulses avenues for expression can help to provide inspiration in tough times, regulate our emotions, and improve our sense of fulfillment in life quite dramatically.

So, get creative. Explore that catalog, consider that new color scheme, and visualize your dream home layout in detail.

The design and style of your home can directly impact your health

When people think of home design they don’t often think of “health” in the same sentence, but why not? If your home contains, for example, certain types of upholstery, and has lots of inaccessible niches that you never dust as diligently as you should, dust-mites, mold spores, and other contaminants can build up and cause serious health issues. In fact, “sick building syndrome” is known to take a real health toll on large numbers of people, regularly. Likewise, if your home has poor ventilation, or doesn’t let in much natural light, your health is likely to take a hit as a result. A home redesign mission that helps you to feel good, in an aesthetic sense, may also contribute to helping you feel good, in a tangible, health-related sense.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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