Interior Design: Details that Improve Peoples’ Daily Experiences

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As cities become denser and we spend more time inside, interior design becomes a key factor in determining people’s quality of life. From emotional and bodily health to comfort and efficiency when inhabiting spaces, through personal tastes and levels of intimacy we feel for our environment, ambient quality directly affects the human being, and its design must be carried out with attention and responsibility.

Well-managed sunlight can give us heat and at the same time reduce the flowering of microbesadequate ventilation can clean the indoor air and cool us during the summer; and the color or incorporation of plants and natural materials can stimulate our senses and make us feel good. On the other hand, cold artificial lighting can help us focus while warm light can create a more relaxing and cozy atmosphere. Even innovating in the designs of spaces that we believed unchangeable, such as the bathroom or kitchen, can totally change our perception of space and our daily experiences. The concern for universal accessibility is also essential.
A Guy, his Bulldog, a Vegetable Garden, and the Home they Share / HUSOS. Image © José Hevia
A Guy, his Bulldog, a Vegetable Garden, and the Home they Share / HUSOS. Image © José Hevia

In a world where standardized design and misunderstood minimalism could literally end up getting us sick, nothing should be left to chance. Interior architecture can be as complex as it is exciting, and forces us to observe and understand people more carefully than ever.

Nuvo / Roy David Studio. Image © Itay Benit

Nuvo / Roy David Studio. Image © Itay Benit

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This article was first published in Arch Daily and is republished with permission.



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