Products: PLUSH Seagrass Basket in Aquamarine; RARA AVES Seagrass Basket in Aquamarine | Styled by : @_one.four.six_
Color psychologists have long known that color can have more than an aesthetic or symbolic quality – it can also have emotional, psychological and even physiological effects on you and your mood. It’s no surprise, then, that color can play an extraordinarily important role in how you perceive your home. Simply changing the color scheme of a room can change the energy flow associated with that room and create an entirely new mood.
For example, have you ever wondered why pastel colors are so often found in places like spas and wellness retreats? It’s more than just a coincidence – pastel colors like yellow, blue and pink are relieving and soothing, helping to transform any space into an uplifting, nurturing environment. White is typically associated with clarity, innocence, purity and hope. If you would like to evoke any of these moods, simply match it with the corresponding color.
This simple understanding of color can help you transform your home into a personal temple – a place where you can relax, focus and get back in touch with your thoughts and emotions. To get into the spring mood, you can start by thinking how to introduce typical spring pastel colors – those soothing blues, yellows, greens and pinks – into each room.
But do you want to know the secret of interior designers? They understand that the key to introducing those colors into a home does not start by painting your walls a different color. No, in fact, quite the opposite. The best place to start is with basic, neutral tones – think light gray, white, or beige – and then build on top of that. That will give you room to get creative by adding colored accent pieces around the room.
For example, to add a touch of pastel color to any room, you could add a natural seagrass basket in white or aquamarine. These woven baskets are super plush, lightweight, and most importantly, can serve a variety of purposes. For example, many people like to use these handmade baskets as a stylish storage accessory. Storage organization is just so much simpler with a seagrass belly basket. Others simply stack them, one on top of the other, for a very creative effect. You could also use them as a plant basket, plant pot cover or planter.
And there are many more accessories that can help to increase the flow of energy throughout a room – such as a handwoven cushion cover, a cotton striped area rug, decorative throws for your couch, or even something as simple as a set of bamboo coasters. In terms of boosting the energy in a room, it’s best to focus on eco-friendly and handmade items that are made from nature, and that’s why materials like wicker and seagrass are so popular.
And, to complete the effect, you might think about adding a diffuser for essential oils to any room. Cypress essential oils are very good for you and are renowned for their clean and energizing aroma. Potpourri-style herbs or florals can also have an important effect on the immune system and help to boost energy.
That’s because, just like color, scent also has a very powerful emotional and psychological effect. Even better if herbs, oils and florals are very vivid in color – think reiki mushrooms (a very vibrant red-orange color), turmeric (deep yellow) and roses (especially in pastel pink or yellow).
As you can see, color is the central element that ties together everything in a room. Spring pastels can become a very important part of the whole experience. If you are thinking about transforming your home into a personal temple, it all starts with color.