Three ways the design of your home can impact your life

Want to make some changes to your life? Here are three ways the design of your home can help.

You might not realize this right now, but the design of your home can have a big impact on your life.

The way you decide to arrange your home, your furniture and even your choices of storage and colour schemes can all have an impact on your lifestyle, health and mood. Here three ways in particular the design of your home can impact your life – and some positive changes you can make.

1) The design of your home can disturb your sleep

Struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Of find yourself waking up in the middle of the night for no reason?

In addition to looking at your ‘sleep hygeine’ (your lifestyle habits that can impact insomnia), you can also check that your home design is conducive to a good night’s rest.

For example, are your windows adequately covered? Or are they letting in light – either from streetlights or the early morning sun? Fitting the right blinds (you can find a wide range of made-to-measure room darkening blinds on sites like can significantly reduce the amount of light let into your room, and help you to sleep better as a result.

And as odd as it may sound, if you want to sleep better, you can try tidying your room. A study by New York’s St Lawrence University, revealed that a messy bedroom can lead to a poor night’s sleep and increased anxiety.

So take some time to tidy your room before you go to bed at night, and you should feel calmer and find it easier to get a good night’s sleep.

2) The design of your home can make you feel down

A messy home won’t just keep you up at night – it can drag your mood down in the day time too. Cleanliness is a form of self-respect, and in many ways the state of your home is an outward representation of the state of your mind.

Given your home a good clean and keeping it tidy can have a big impact on how you feel about your home – and how happy you are in it.

The same goes for your choice of furniture, lay out an colour. Feng Shui experts recommend that you introduce the five elements – earth, wood, fire, water, and meta – into your home to give it balance.

And not just or necessarily physically; you can also use colours to represent the elements. For example, warm tones like reds and oranges can represent fire. Or you can burn scented candles.

You can also use colour psychology to choose tones – on your walls, floors and furniture and home accessories – that reflect the mood you’d like your home to create.

3) Your home design can make you more disorganised

If you’re home isn’t well designed, you might find it hard to be organised. When everything has a place, and storage has been carefully planned, it’s easy to store things away. And just as importantly – quick and easy to find and get them when you need them.

So consider the layout and design of your home, and make sure it’s easy to store things away when you don’t need them – and easy to access them when you do.

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now have a better idea of how the design of your home could be impacting your life – and given you ideas to improve it if you want or need.

Photo by Joanna Kosinska