“The strongest sense of home commonly coincides geographically with a dwelling. Usually, the sense of home attenuates as one moves away from that point, but it does not do so in a fixed or regular way.” citation: from a book “Home as a Region” Geographical Review Vol 85. No. 3 (July 1995) by Theano S. Terkenli – Published by Taylor & France, Limited.

Home is the most closest to the heart of any human being — it’s the most prized possession of a person. On one-hand home reflects dwellers’ personality — and, on other-hand has a great influence on the dwellers’ behaviour, emotions, physical and psychological health — one can say it influences over entire wellbeing of the dwellers. Some of the most influencing factors of home, which indeed dominate wellbeing of the dwellers’ are-

Lights and Nature Contact — Sunlight, or natural light is a great energy booster, according to studies it reduces anxiety and helps improve depression, throughout the day from morning till evening natural light induces alertness and a person feels fresh over the day. Similarly installations of appropriate dim lights for the evenings, winds down and relaxes the person. Contact with nature reduces stress — standing for a while near windows, or in the balcony, or on the terrace calms the human brain and initiates positivity in thoughts.

“A house that does not have one warm comfy chair in it, is soulless,” – May Sarton has aptly quoted this.

A Perfect Setting, Walls, and Music to relax and unwind — yes, along with those comfy seats, beautiful curtains, visually enhanced walls with family photo frames or wall artworks, and soft music — all these together keeps senses engaged, and gives a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Personal Corner, or Personal Space cultivates joy — Create a separate space or corner to nurture and enjoy a hobby — such a place is a culmination of a personal reflection and refreshing talent.

In drafting a beautiful home interior, these important factors need to be addressed thoughtfully, because good health and wellness of the mind are equally significant in the making of a personality — and, home environment plays a major role in this.

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