Interior design is an artform, but it also has much of its basis in psychology.
When you need a home or workspace designed you, of course, want it to look good. But looking good is a subjective concept; what looks good to one person may not look good to the next. Interior design can be partially about what is in style, but what looks good to you will essentially be the interior that makes you feel good. That’s where intuitive interior design comes into play.
What is intuitive interior design?
Intuitive Interior Design creates a space that is not just objectively stylish but subjectively matches the people using it and the purpose they are using it for.
It is a practice of interior design that takes into consideration how it makes the occupants feel, and ultimately aims to create the best possible living energy in the space.
What can an intuitive interior designer do for you?
An intuitive interior designer will get to know you and get a feeling for what your home or workspace should be like for you.
They will discuss at length your ideas for your space, such as your colour palette, use of pattern and texture, the function of each area and its connection to nature and your personal wellbeing. This will also include discussing your general sense of style, such as modern or traditional, minimalist or eclectic.
An intuitive interior designer will read and create nourishing flows of energy throughout your design space for improved harmony, health, relationships and wealth. This will include assessing the flow of energy and assisting you to make this as positive as possible.
Interior design is anything but an exact science.
Every home, like every homeowner, is unique. Interior design created through intuitive interpretation means building something one of a kind, just for you and your energy needs.
Intuitive design is not specific to only some interior design styles but blends wonderfully with any style that you choose for your home. The main aim of good interior design is to provide an overall enhanced quality of life. Feng Shui does this by creating a healthy, harmonious, wealthy and above all happy environment.
The overall aim of designing any interior is to engage all of your senses, crafting personalised interior environments to create a fit that is especially for the space and people. Which is exactly what we do here at Interior Flow.
Benefits for your home
When building or renovating a home, you probably have a few goals in mind. You want somewhere that you love to be, that welcomes you when you come home and makes you feel good when you wake up and move around the space.
Having a positive energy at home can create better energy in everything that you do.
While you have less control over the external environment and the people in it, your home can and should be your safe place. You should be able to come home, recharge your batteries and build up your strength and resilience to face the world again.
It also helps if your home is welcoming to visitors, but more importantly, it needs to feel right for you.
This can also mean re-energising a living space if it has been through significant emotional turmoil. If you have been through divorce or inherited the property or taken over after the previous owners died, then it can help the space, and you, to start again.
Benefits of intuitive design on the workplace
A workplace or commercial office needs to be welcoming, but it is also a bit harder to intuitively design than a home as there are multiple people and facets to consider, but more can be expected of the final result.
A workplace is not a sanctuary or place to recharge your batteries, but it is a place where ideas are created and things are built, so your commercial interior needs to give energy and promote wellbeing and productivity. The space needs people to feel welcome and also needs to nourish their capabilities.
Through clever design, your business can make staff and customers happy to be there and can encourage their imaginations and their potential.
Because a workplace usually draws the energy out of people, it is important that you create one that has the opposite effect, and helps them to perform. Doing so will reduce sickness, help you retain happy staff for longer and help your team to perform at their best. All of these things will make your business financially more successful.
Intuitive interior design for the workplace takes into consideration:
- Your ideas and dreams for the business
- What welcomes and thrives your workers
- What encourages your customers
- What purpose your business serves
- How you want staff and customers to feel and behave
- What you wish to inspire in your staff and customers
- The building or location you are using, and any constraints of these.
In a nutshell
Intuitive interior design is the study of understanding what you need your space to do for you, and what you need it to give to you.
Because that differs for every person and for every space, a level of intuition is required.
Applying our intuition to designing an interior space means getting to know you and getting a feel for the space that would be right for you.