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Tools for design of happiness

Interior design plays an important role in the mental health and general well-being of users.

Since the confinement began, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they began to look for ways to change and improve the interior environment.

This has led to a global transfer of concepts, ideas and materials that expand possibilities and expand the mind, ultimately impacting the way we think and live in our homes. Generating that interior design has become a fundamental part of the development of society, helping to create spaces for better well-being of people, both physical, psychological and emotional.

So here are some design tips recommended.

Tip 1: Include pictures, photographs and other items because you personally find them beautiful, not just because you wear an aesthetically pleasing trend online, as these decorations give us a sense of identity that serves as a tangible reminder of who we are.

Tip 2: Incorporate «smart» technologies where it really makes sense, but also recognize when it’s time to disconnect. The use of these tools allows us to have more control over our homes, which connects directly with the control in our life, thus facilitating daily activities.

Tip 3. Assign specific areas as the basis for items you would like to use more often, for example hanging your bike near your door can make you use it more often, as you will notice it every time you leave, improving our habits and biases.

Tip 4. Add natural elements and tactile objects to each space, such as wood, wallpaper, curved sofas, etc., which will serve to activate our parasympathetic nervous system that, in turn, makes us feel more calm and relaxed.

Tip 5. Maximize storage opportunities, since it is shown that the disorder in general, generates stress and high levels of cortisol, in addition, people in disordered homes tend to record depressed, higher mood scores.

Tip 6. Add live plants to the interior spaces, as including them improves attention, creativity and reduces antisocial behavior, in addition to relaxing.

Tip 7. Designate a specific area to work in. Because of the pandemic our homes became more than places to rest, they also became workspaces, so it is advisable even when there is not a very large space, designate a space for our work activities, that does not interfere with the spaces dedicated to relaxation and rest.

Tip 8. Includes recycled or used items, as beyond aesthetic value and affordability, these can combat collective «ecological anxiety» and minimize stress.

Following these tips you can create an orderly space, with an appropriate distribution, with pleasant colors and shades, with comfortable and functional furniture, to be comfortable with your family, and ultimately with yourself.

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