Engage the 5 Senses for Decorating Appeal
Create positively pleasing rooms by bringing sights, sounds and more that soothe or stimulate as you desire
Have you ever thought about your favorite room in your house? Does it relax you, wake you up or make you feel contemplative? A thoughtfully designed room can have a calming effect, stimulate memory or refresh us. Chances are that your favorite room evokes positive emotions by appealing to one or more of the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell or touch.
Keeping these senses in mind is not difficult or even expensive when you're putting a room together. It's just simply part of the details of a room. These details can be included in the smallest of rooms or make the scale of a large room feel more human. I always try to keep these five senses in mind when designing a room for someone else, a key step in making that room feel more personal.
Arrange your seating to capture a view. When looking at your empty room, first identify the best view. Position the furniture or a portion of the furniture to highlight the sights outside or a great feature inside the room, such as a fireplace.