What Does Science Have to do with Making Your House a Home?

I admit it – science was not my favorite subject in high school. While I loved some of the cool
experiments and getting out from behind my desk to do the lab work, I hated all the technical stuff –
it bored me to tears. But one thing that I always thought was cool about science is that it validates
theories by giving proof to what could only be thought as coincidence.

Many of the principals of Holistic Home Design are based in science. Ancient scientific studies like
Feng Shui and more modern scientific studies like Color Psychology and Design Psychology are some of the main pillars of Holistic Home Design.

Some of the smaller supporting pillars are:

  1. Appealing to the 5 Senses
  2. Physical and Emotional Comfort
  3. Applying the Laws of Universal Energy

On their own, each of these pillars can create an awesome home environment, but when combined
they act like a super hero – designing your home so it is aligned with and supportive of your
goals and desires for your career, your relationships and overall personal health and well-being.
Let’s explore the science behind these two of the main pillars – Color Psychology and Design
Psychology – and see how they form the backbone of a holistically designed home…

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung is most prominently associated with the pioneering stages of Color
Psychology and his work has historically informed the modern field of Color Psychology known
today. Color Psychology is the term that has been coined to better categorize the effects that
colors have on our psyches.

By knowing what these effects are, we can change how we present ourselves to the world in many
ways, including the way we dress, but perhaps most importantly, change how we feel day to day by
the colors we surround ourselves with in our home.

To learn more about decorating with color and how it can affect your mood, download our FREE guide to “Choosing and Using the Right Colors in Your Home.” Top neurologist Sigmund Freud and behavioral researcher John Calhoun studied Design
Psychology and have proven there is a direct relationship between an environment and how that
environment affects the behavior of its inhabitants. When we create an environment that maximizes
the positive effects of this relationship, the well-being of the individuals living there are improved.
How can you tap into that Positive Sense of Place? Give this Sense of Place Guided Visualization Meditation a try. It will help you shut off your mind and tune into what your heart is longing for in your home environment.

Can something as simple as choosing the right color or positioning your furniture a
certain way make you feel good? I’d love to hear what you think,
so please leave me a comment!

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