Atmosphere - The first thought in design

First things first, before you start scrolling Pinterest to see all the overwhelmingly beautiful designed spaces to get ideas for designing or redesigning your space, I want you to consider what is one of the first thoughts designers have about a space but rarely say it. What is the Atmosphere they want to create. 

Start with Atmosphere: Fundamentally design is meant to create a feeling as well as function for the people using the space. So instead of checking what other people have done, check-in with yourself. Think about how you want to use the space and how you want to feel when you are in it.

Different rooms serve different purposes. Maybe you love taking time to put on your makeup, or you love cooking new recipes or even inventing our own. These are spaces are where you want to be creative. So when you are considering the design for the space remember that you want to feel inspired. Maybe you want to choose a clean white as your backdrop, then add interesting pieces and pops of colour. This will help you get in a creative headspace and help you think outside of the box.

Maybe you work long hours and you need your bedroom to be heavy on the "cozy". Creating an atmosphere that is rich and warm. You might want to add a deep warm colour to the walls. Some velvet accents. Layers of textures, and a primarily monochromatic colour palette. Think deep-moody-cozy. 

 

Summary: You have to consider the space, the function, but most importantly how you want to feel.