When I design a space, I use the design vocabulary of all of the senses to create rooms that connect with and enhance all life’s experiences.Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Sight: When we think about interior decorating and good design, we generally focus on how a room looks, what we see, visual elements of a room: color scheme, traffic flow, scale, furniture arrangement, etc. The most appealing interiors, however, integrate more than just the visually beautiful things we live. The experience of living should appeal to all of the senses. with.
Sound: Sometimes, the perfect sound might be no sound at all, or rather, a hushed silence that wraps around you like a warm, cozy blanket. There are times and spaces we prefer quiet, and using sound dampening elements in a bedroom, for example, are welcome. Carpeting, fabric walls with light padding, more than one layer of drapery - sheer panels for privacy yet allow light and sound in, and a lined drape in a heavier fabric for light and sound control. Insulated windows, and between floor/ceiling noise dampening channels should be installed during initial construction.
Smell: Kitchen refuse, kitty litter boxes, animal oils are absorbed in furniture. Remove the trash often, and keep after the litter issue. Clean the litter box weekly. Use throws for your pets to nap on, or buy furniture with slipcovers that can be washed regularly. Keep bathrooms and kitchens clean!
Poor ventilation from other apartments can travel through vents from floor to floor. Over the counter products merely cover up odors, and can be worse than the actual smell itself! Buy real fragrance with real flowers! I know they can be expensive, but splurge when you’re having guests.