I was always pretty skeptical when it comes to modern terms and new-age things, in general (when it’s not about performance-coffee-machines. I am dreaming of a coffee machine which can serve your coffee, on its own. I really can’t understand why are there sex robots out there but not an actually automatic coffee machine. Anyway). The difference between me and the term Holistic Interior Design is that it found me, not the other way. If you are not bored learning more about me and my history with Holistic Interior Design, click here. If you are bored, read more about how a holistic approach can have a positive impact on your life. If you are already too bored, please get away. I am sharing some important facts here.
Holistic Interior Design is more than “the right” when it comes to decoration.
“No, please don’t paint your bedroom red, you will experience sleep disorder! […] Whaaat? You didn’t know it? Red is the color of energy, you will be unable to sleep in a red bedroom!” Have you ever heard something like that? Maybe it was not about your bedroom, but about the blue plates you desperately wanted to buy for your kitchen and everybody said you won’t eat anymore and starve because of that blue plate. While color theory and color psychology is very important for every design, here’s is the point with (my view of) holistic interior design: you use the colors to get the energy YOU need from YOUR space, not the energy that THE SPACE/THE OBJECT HAS TO HAVE. Sometimes we are even unable to give a name to the desired energy. Sometimes we want something but we cannot even give it a title (x energy, concentration, relaxation etc). Here comes holistic interior design.
Holistic Interior Design is more than “green” and “sustainable”.
You don’t put plants to your space because you have to, or because green is good, or because of your consciousness about the environmental problems, which you will solve by buying a f*cking plant. Together with the designer, you choose the plants YOU need for your X Purpose. Some plants are more air purifying than others. Some need less care. Some are like a cat, you have to pet them everyday or they will eventually leave you. It depends on your needs. Not on your designer’s needs, not on their portfolio, not on your space’s needs. Who said a space has a need anyway?
Holistic Interior Design is more than feng shui and healing crystalls.
It’s about them, too. But this time, and I am glad there is a term to describe what I wanted to achieve by becoming an Interior Decorator, and that is: having the freedom and the knowledge to affect how I am feeling in a room. Being able to get the desired feeling from scratch. Being able to help you get the feeling YOU want from your space.
Holistic Interior Design is linguistically “heavy” (proud of that).
The term “holistic” comes from a Greek word which means: “taking the all sides into consideration, seeing the whole”. Holistic Interior Design takes every aspect of a room into consideration. Its more important part? It does not forget the people using the room.