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As I’ve gotten older, interior design has definitely become more of an importance to me. Which I don’t think is uncommon. I don’t see many 7 year old’s commenting on how the wallpaper in a restaurant isn’t to their taste. But it’s become increasingly apparent to me that an interior can really affect how I feel about a place. Whether that’s a home, a restaurant or a hotel.

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Although it’s important to note that of course, everyone’s tastes are different. And just because mine differ to yours, doesn’t mean that yours are wrong and mine are wrong. For me, I can definitely get certain vibes just from the interior decor of an establishment. Interior designers have such a hard job as it is and obviously they’re not going to please everyone.

Since the rise of Pinterest, I’ve really come to learn what I love in an interior design. And some of my findings have been quite surprising to me. Whereas I’ve always known I’ve loved a more neutral, Scandi style interior decor full of clean spaces and limited clutter, it’s come to my attention that I find the opposite really attractive too and I’ve become *slightly obsessed* with darker interiors, like that pictured below.

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I’ve spent more time than I care to admit searching for interior inspiration on Pinterest, despite the fact that I’m so far off buying my own house and being able to do it up exactly how I like it! But a girl can dream, right? So, despite what your idea of a “great” interior design is, here’s why having one is so important:

It reflects who you are

Interior design is a great tool for expressing who you are. Of course if you live with a partner then there may be some compromises in your interior design choices but on a whole, how you choose to design your surroundings should reflect who you are as a person or who you are as a couple. Which I think is really important but also really beautiful!

It enabled you to spend time in a space you want to spend time in

There’s nothing nicer than spending time in a room that you LOVE. Whether that’s the design of your bedroom, your kitchen or your office. It can help with productivity and reduce stress and just makes your day and overall experience a more positive one. I love that element of interior design, how you can curate your own space.

It sparks inspiration and creativity

Which brings me nicely onto my point about inspiration and creativity. Interior design can definitely spark some of that in us! Get me onto Pinterest and my inspiration and creativity goes wild. I imagine how I would design a certain room or what I would change in a certain image and really gets my creative juices flowing!

It helps people learn about you

Of course if a room or a space is a reflection of you, then it’ll also in turn, teach other people about you. For example, you probably wouldn’t walk into a pink themed room for the owner of it to hate pink, right? A very basic example but you see where I’m going with this one!

It can reflect the mood of the room / place

I think this one is particularly important when it comes to places like restaurants, shops or hotels. As we’ve established, interior design can reflect who YOU are as a person and help people learn more about YOU. And the same goes for businesses. The interior of a business should reflect that business itself and at least some of it’s core values.

What elements of interior design are important to you? Are you guilty of spending hours on Pinterest? What interior trends do you like to see when you’re at a restaurant or a hotel?

50 Comments

  1. Absolutely agree – and I think Covid has really brought home how important interior design is in making our spaces work for us. And I’m with you all the way on the moody interiors!

  2. Yess, I love dark rooms too! Anything with dark teals/greens and warm wood tones. And I’m definitely guilty of spending way too long on Pinterest looking at furniture and interiors – it’s an addiction!

  3. We’re thinking of making some changes to our home and switch things up a bit. Becoming obsessed with interior design atm.

  4. I love interiors so so so so much, I totally agree that your choices say a lot about you as a person and it being a great way to express yourself. I think I must have been a weird kid though because I fully remember having an argument with my mum about how her choice of carpet would clash with the colour I’d chosen for my walls for our old house and we’ve been in the current one since I was 7 😂 x

    Sophie

  5. Great post! Our decor definitely has an effect on our mood. I like to change things up with the seasons… Right now, I am thinking about spring and using ‘sunnier’ colors around the house.

  6. I’m like you, miles away from owning a house but constantly on Pinterest getting inspiration for when I do haha! I also am like you in that I either like really dark rooms or really bright, minimalist ones! I think interior design can really change the whole vibe of a place. Just a few touches can make a room cosy and comforting or light and stylish. I can’t wait to decorate a house!

  7. Yessss, interior design is so important – I have to have my space exactly right to get what I need out of it. I’m a big fan of cushions, throws, and succulents!

  8. I’m definitely guilty of spending far too much time on Pinterest looking at homes and interior design! We’re hoping to buy a house next year so I’m already thinking of all sorts of different things for each room. I’ve never been that creative when it comes to decorating and with renting so far we’ve been limited but I’m excited to be able to put my own stamp on the place and it be more ‘us’ than our current home xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  9. My decor is cosy but spacious. I have a very large sofa with minimal other furniture and my colour tone is white and grey in my living room. I love it 🙂

  10. Wonderful post! I totally agree with what you said. I actually decorated my house to look like a really warm, cozy and familiar place, where i feel at peace

  11. Girl I LOVE this post!! As a home blogger and Instagram influencer, this is right up my alley. I love everything about Interior Design and it really does reflect who you are. I love creating spaces in my home that are so cozy, I just don’t even want to leave. I believe our homes should be a haven away from the rest of the world and that is what I strive towards!
    -Charity http://www.morningsonmacedonia.com

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