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You might not think that interior design is all that big of a deal, but the right design can actually help you get your work done, according to a new study. Contemporary designer furniture and lighting supplier Interior Supply recently issued a press release detailing a study led by an organizational psychologist. According to the […]
You might not think that interior design is all that big of a deal, but the right design can actually help you get your work done, according to a new study.
Contemporary designer furniture and lighting supplier Interior Supply recently issued a press release detailing a study led by an organizational psychologist. According to the study’s findings, an interior design that incorporates natural elements improved subjects’ well-being by 15%, creativity by 15%, and productivity by 6%.
In other words, an naturalistic interior design can help you things done.
Some natural elements that can be incorporated into an interior design include a better use of natural lighting through additional windows, and/or the inclusion of more natural plants. Nautical decor, for example, often uses such naturalistic elements.
“I believe psychology can be a factor in the workplace, home and sometimes even on vacation,” says Scott Tucker, Principle, NauticalDecorStore.com. “Chronic headaches nagged me in my work environment one year. There was a repair that never got done on a wall; come to find out, the stress of not getting that repaired was the cause of stress and my headaches! After hanging a wooden ship’s wheel on the wall; hiding the repair, my headaches disappeared, and the wheel reminded me of some blissful days on the water.”
What’s interesting is that the converse was found to be true as well. Unnatural elements hampered productivity. The study found that low lighting or a lack of natural light were linked to employee stress, and unhappiness.
At the same time, interior designers have long used color to affect a person’s mood. When designing offices, they often use blue as the dominant color, as it’s thought to be the most productive color.
That’s not all. In the bedroom, interior designers suggest green, as it promotes tranquility and health. The kitchen ought to be yellow as it increases metabolism, brightens the room, and gives people energy. The dining room should be red, as it encourages appetite. Lastly, interior designers suggest painting the living room lavender, as it calms the nerves, and allows occupants to feel relaxed.
Who would have thought that such a simple thing as an interior design could have such an effect on a person? The next time you decide to redo a room, be careful with your color choices.
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