Engage All Five Senses to Transform Your Home
When we decorate our home, we tend to focus on our visual sense, and often forget our other four senses. The senses of touch, sound, smell, and taste also add appeal to any space.
Make your house a beautiful place to come home to by engaging all 5 senses into your decor.
Decor for Sight:
While decorating our home, visual beauty is the first thing which comes to mind and probably the easiest to explore and engage! Color, light, and arrangement are three major elements to make your decor look pleasing. Color plays an important role to make us alert, energized, awake, calm, or excited. Light can be used to create a focal point or create a mood. Arrangement, whether of furniture or knick-knacks, can be used to make a room more spacious.
Decor for Smell:
Smell is one of the most important aspects of adding sense to decoration, but it is usually overlooked. Create a pleasing atmosphere by adding aromas to your home. Be careful while optimizing smell in your home because even just a touch too much aroma can be overwhelming. Try to add aromas in a natural way, and in small doses. Fill your home with fresh flowers and fragrant plants like lavender, rosemary, and mint.
Decor for Sound:
Sound plays a subtle part in deciding the character of a home. Nothing sets the tone as nicely as music, but natural sounds can also have a great influence in overall ambiance. Try placing furniture near the window to get access to the calming sounds of birds and wind. You may also try to include a water element by adding a small fountain to create a soothing sound.
Decor for Touch:
Texture and fabric are key factors when it comes to decorating for touch. Try to incorporate a variety of textures and fabric in your home to create the feel you want. You can use soft blankets, fluffy pillows, rustic wood finishes, decorative wallpapers, and warm rugs to enhance the textural experience of a room.
Decor for Taste:
When it comes to home decor, we sense taste in a different way. You can place a bowl of apples, oranges, or lemons to bring not only a pop of color to the room but to remind of the tastes of these fruits also. A jar of cookies or candies, a bottle of pickle, or a loaf of bread can also work wonders on our sense of taste.