Whether good or bad, our first impression of a room is nearly instantaneous–often without us knowing why.
Here are three ways we experience a room…
Through our senses, we experience colors, sounds, smells, and textures that may please or repel us.
Through our emotions, decorations trigger personal feelings. A bright painting might elicit happiness, while wilted flowers might put a damper on our mood.
Through spatial awareness, we perceive whether the furniture is placed in harmony with a room. If chairs are too far apart, the room seems cold. Too close, and the space feels cramped.
The next time you enter a room, consider what shapes your first impression.