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  • Writer's pictureEmily Fisher

Use Interior Design to Add More Positivity to Your Space

Funky and colorful interior design by EJ Designs for Harrisburg PA Client

Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt a sense of positivity and happiness? Maybe it was the bright pops of color or the way the furniture was arranged. Maybe it was the unique artwork or the funky, hand-selected throw pillows.

Interior design plays a powerful role in the way we feel about a space, and incorporating positive elements can have a profound impact on our mood and well-being.

If you want to add more positivity to your home or office, we've got some phenomenal tips for how to do it through interior design!

Masculine and neutral interior design with a cream chair and asymmetrical mirror designed by EJ Designs

Start with a Positive Color Scheme

Colors have a huge impact on our mood, so choosing the right color scheme is crucial for creating a positive space. Bright colors like yellow, orange, and pink can evoke feelings of happiness, joy, and excitement. Cool colors like blue and green can create a sense of calm, peacefulness, and relaxation. When selecting hues for your space, think about the overall mood you want to achieve, and choose the colors that align with that feeling. Keep in mind, colors that make you feel great might be completely different for someone else. Not everyone finds navy a happy color, but if it makes you feel good, go for it!

Incorporate Natural Elements

Bringing nature into your space is a great way to boost positive vibes and promote a sense of well-being. Consider adding living plants, botanicals, bouquets, unfinished wood décor, or even a small fountain to your space to create a tranquil and calming environment. Not only do these natural elements look gorgeous, but living (and breathing) plants actually improve air quality!

Boho bedroom with live plants on the bedside, creams, whites, and browns

Play with Lighting

Lighting is a critical component of interior design and can have a significant impact on the mood of a space. Soft, warm lighting oftentimes creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, while bright lighting can energize, invigorate, and be an amazing mood-booster. Incorporating natural light into your space is essential for promoting a positive mood and overall well-being. Open up your curtains more often, or invest in some sheer window treatments to allow natural light to flow into your space. Let there be light, my friends!

Adorable child's playroom with a full-wall animal mural designed by EJ Designs for a Camp Hill PA client.

Embrace Patterns and Textures

Adding unique, funky, or fun patterns and textures to your space is a really dynamic way to create visual interest and curate positivity. Incorporate different fabrics, one-of-a-kind rugs, and interesting throw pillows into your space to create depth and texture. Bold patterns like stripes and geometric shapes can add energy and excitement, while softer patterns like floral or paisley can create a calming and soothing environment. Whatever you choose, make sure it's what's going to make you feel best!

Modern and simplistic dining room with custom floral art

Create a Personalized Space

Incorporating personal touches into your space always helps to create a positive and uplifting environment. Display family or team photos, hang artwork that you love, or showcase a cool collection - just choose those interior design elements that make the space feel like you. When your home or business reflects your personality and interests, you'll feel more connected to your surroundings and more positive overall.

Declutter and Simplify

Clutter can have a significant impact on our mood and mental well-being, so decluttering and simplifying your space is an essential part of promoting positivity. Start by getting rid of any items you no longer need or use. Now would be a great time to donate to a local charity or nonprofit! Not only will you feel more positive and relaxed with less clutter around, but you'll also have more space to incorporate positive elements.

Infusing positivity into your space through interior design is a powerful way to promote well-being and happiness. Whether you're starting from scratch or simply looking to refresh your space, these tips can help you create a positive and uplifting environment that you'll love spending time in.

If you need help getting started on your uber positive and well-designed space, send us a message!


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