It’s not hard to find some people who will go through all the trouble and find a good Interior
Designer to design their homes, while some people never put in any thought into designing
their homes at all.
If you belong to the latter group, it’s time to think otherwise. Read our 6 reasons below to
understand why you should start looking into getting your home, all designed and done up.
It’s worth that extra effort.
#1: For Your Health
Much of the research in the fields of therapeutic and environmental design has shown that
creating environments that are therapeutic will result in reducing stress, improving your
health, and promote a sense of overall well-being.
Home is where most people spent most of their time in, it’s a place where one will wind
down and relax. So, spend some efforts into designing your home, customising it into your
very own relaxation lounge, creating an environment that will aid in relaxation, and improve
your health in the long run.
#2: For A Happier You
Take a look at the above picture and how do you feel now?
Without any reason, you feel some frustration and irritation funnelling up; negative feelings
ignite upon seeing a messy room. That’s natural.
Your home will affect your mood and how you feel. You feel loved and warmed when you
are surrounded with things you love. You feel light-hearted and cheerful when you are in a
beautiful place. A comfortable couch, coupled with warm, yellow lights makes you feel
cosy and comfy.
In short, how you design your home affects your everyday mood. Start your day happy and
fresh with a well-design home.
#3: It Tells Who You Are
How you design your home reflects a lot about who you are.
Have you been to a friend’s house and learn more about the person just by noticing how
their room is done up, what decorations they have, and what colour themes they use?
Sub-consciously, our living space reflects who we are. It is a part of us, and interior design
is a creative means of exhibiting your personality and showcasing to your visitors when they
visit your home. Be it a modern contemporary style or an industrial design style (check out
the different styles on our article here) [Link to the previous article on styles], this is your
very own personal space to shout out loud who you are and customised it in whichever way
#4: It Trains You to be Detail Oriented
Designing your home is a big project, from the major overhaul like room layout and colour
themes to the minor details like your phone design; it trains people to be detail oriented as
every single detail e.g. a clock or phone or rug affects the whole design of your home. It’s
all these little minor details coming together that make your home the way it is.
You will be amazed how a simple accessory e.g. a soap dish can affect the whole look and
concept of your house.
#5: It Helps To Maximise Your Space
When you think of how you will design or décor your home, it’s inevitable that you will start
planning for the spaces, and be aware of the amount of space you have.
Especially in Singapore, most people will find that they do not have enough space for all the
things they want to put in, yet they do not want their house to look cramped, thus designing
your home will help you to maximise the space you have, plan for future needs and invest
in multi-purpose furniture which can help you create a spacious home, yet accommodating
all your stuff.
#6: For Future Investment
Spending some efforts in designing your house is crucial especially when you intend to put
up your home for sale some day in the future. Since home buyers usually look at multiple
listings at a go, it’s critical that your property stands out in the crowd, and with Interior
Design, it’s no doubt your property will stand out from the others.
All BTOs in Singapore look similar in terms of the layout and structure, so given a choice,
will you buy one which has a beautiful cohesive modern theme or one which has never done
any designs? A pretty house also creates a deeper impression in your buyer, and facilitate
in your selling.