Set the mood for happiness and harmony
Mirvac shows how some clever design touches can help create joy when you shut the front door
We are all happy to get home at the end of the day, but does our home actually make us happy?
Mirvac general manager design – marketing and sales Diana Sarcasmo said with a few design tweaks your home could make you feel a lot happier.
“Creating spaces to do the things you enjoy doing, and filling those spaces with things you love, is the first step in creating a happy home,” Ms Sarcasmo said. “Your home is an extension of your personality, and it should reflect the way you live your life.”
Ms Sarcasmo said your home’s layout would depend on how your family lived.
“Creating the right zones for your lifestyle will keep everyone happy,” she said. “It helps if the spaces have lots of storage, and are flexible enough to adapt over time.”
Ms Sarcasmo said a key to good health and wellbeing was access to daylight and the outdoors. “And a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors is something Mirvac Design incorporates in all of our designs,” she said. “Bringing the outside in through plants and flowers is another way to achieve this.”
Colour is also crucial in creating moods and reflecting who you are. “Bright colours can be more upbeat for busy areas, while softer tones create a more calming environment,” she said.
Furnishings also shouldn’t be overlooked. “It is important to furnish your home with pieces you love, and that are comfortable and suit their purpose,” Ms Sarcasmo said. “Invest in quality that will last, and be playful with seasonal cushions and throws to change the look.”
Loved ones also play a part in how our home makes us feel. “Display photos of family events and holidays, as well as art and sentimental pieces: these are reflections of positive experiences and memories to be cherished,” she said.