Home/Residential Interior Design and Decoration

Home. It has been one of the central themes of human life since the dawn of time. All of the human actions have been in pursuit to fulfill his basic need of ROTI, KAPDA, and MAKAN. Over the span of years as human’s quest in life has evolved, so has his MAKAN. We started as cavemen living in rocky swamps to protect us against the wildlife prying around the corner to feast over our body fats. With the introduction of agriculture in our lives, the practice of settlement at one place started as opposed to the previous banjara approach, and this materialized the concept of the modern home. Starting from Kacha houses, humanity has come a long way to a reality where we are directly staring into the face of AI-driven smart homes. 


The need for a home has turned into a more complex issue today. It needs not only protect us against the extremities of nature but also protect us against the extremities we face in psychological terms daily, where we can rest and rejuvenate and dance in pajamas listening to sappy songs. Home is not just a place anymore with four walls and a door, it has evolved into a very personal feeling each one of us experience on a daily basis. We, at Beryl, deliver this feeling right at your doorstep, wrapped inside the sturdy bubble wrap of our love. 

कबीर संगत साधु की, नित प्रति कीजै जाय |
दुरमति दूर बहावासी, देशी सुमति बताय ||

Remember, that short story in the English textbook, where we learned that the company we keep directly influences our behavior or that Doha in the Hindi book by the great saint-poet Kabir Das, which taught us the same thing in a little more poetic way this time. Our home also affects our personality in the same way. It affects our moods and emotions on a daily basis which formulates are behavior in the long run. The knowledge of this relationship that we share with our homes has been around us for years in the form of Indian Vastu Shastra and Chinese Feng Shui. The ultimate goal of all human beings is to be happy, creatively charged, and at peace at all times. These goals can be fulfilled depending on how we decorate our space. By manipulating small changes and revamping the interior designs we can achieve wonders. The widely accepted notion that a home is a happy place is definitely correct, but it’s important to realize that homes are not promoting happiness per se, but they can be molded and designed in a way that promotes good mood and health.


Sociologist Jean Baudrillard in his book, The System of Objects, argues very strongly that every object chosen to fill a space helps to inform its function. But it also has an allegorical meaning attached to it. The combination of every item that fills an interior – from the seating arrangements to the wall hangings, and down to the coasters that sit on your coffee table – act as an expression of our personalities and desires. He suggests when we invite guests into our homes, they instinctively evaluate our interiors on four distinct value criteria, in addition to how the rooms look at face value:

  • Function: Will this item fit your needs? Is the kitchen table big enough to seat your whole family? Will this flooring cover the entire area of the room?
  • Exchange: Is this item worth the price? Would you rather have this singular high-end couch for $1,000 or a whole bedroom suite for the same price?
  • Symbolic: Does this item have an emotional attachment? Did you choose a collection of family photos for your décor or a print of a painting?
  • Sign: Does this item have a particular or status symbol? Is it a name brand or a generic?


Therefore you must choose your interior wisely and make sure it gives the vibes you wanted in the first place. To help you out, here is a 101 crash course on how to trick our subconsciousness and evoke positive responses in our lives.

Some Tips & Tricks:


1. Lets Paint Purple


Colors affect our mood so much that we associate human emotions with them on a day to day basis; we say we feel blue when we encounter sadness or that we are green with envy when our evil half takes over us. Colors are present everywhere around us and they affect us constantly. 

Color psychology suggests that bright shades such as yellow, orange, or green support socialization and communication while darker shades such as purple, deep blue, red, and darker shades represent more dim feelings. Nevertheless, they can invoke a sense of security when applied to the right areas. Warmer yellow-orange colors promote relaxation and encourage imagination. There is ice blue and green on the opposite side of the thermostat that invokes a sense of calmness. Red is the typical “bad guy” of the home decor as it can boost energy if it is used in lower quantities, but it can seem threatening and trigger discomfort when used as the room ‘s dominant color.

Remember, when you choose which colors to include in your interior, three picks are better than one. Choose a neutral for the largest items like walls and flooring, a calmer color for furniture, and other sturdy items. Then, pick a third more dramatic color to pop in your statement accessories and décor. Pick the color according to the mood you want the room to reflect.


2.Glimmer, Shine, Light away


We need the light provided by the sun to sustain life on earth. Light is an important aspect that sets the mood. One should include natural light as much as possible; large windows can facilitate this cause. Natural lights increase serotonin levels in our brains and make you happier. Additionally, when exposure is over a period of time, natural light helps alleviate symptoms of depression. This gives you a happier, healthier space. Apart from this, you can use artificial lights to mimic natural light. Bright lights heighten emotions. The brighter the light, the more intense the emotions whereas blue lights increase energy levels. Choose the right light according to space you want to brighten up or dim down. 


3.Green Thumb


 Many studies pointed out that the proximity of plants can especially improve one’s mood, concentration, and even memory retention since the sight and the presence of natural elements reduces stress. It also acts as a free air purifier for your home. Flowers and ornamental plants increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed. Research shows that people who spend extended lengths of time around plants tend to have better relationships with others. This is due to measurable increases in feelings of compassion; another effect of exposure to ornamental plants. Spending time in natural environments makes people better at doing their jobs. It also increases energy levels and feelings of vitality. Plants have a therapeutic effect on people. Apart, from this, it has many other medicinal and health benefits. 

Natural aesthetic is overall appealing and soothing to one’s eye. You can start with small low-maintenance plants and move your way up as per your liking.


4. Size and Spaciousness


In a study published in InformeDesign, the impact of the ceiling height on an individual’s notion of freedom or confinement is investigated and found that the height of the ceiling impacts the subject’s subconscious perception of space and environment. It further proved that people are more creative and focused in rooms with higher ceilings, and their mood is significantly improved. 

The size and spaciousness of the room immensely affect the mood of its occupants. If you want a room in your home to appear larger, choose furniture that is scaled to size and slimmer, place a large mirror on the back wall, and create depth with wall hangings. Space can be opened up by knocking down some walls and creating a coherent view. This adds a sense of freedom to space.


5.Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all?


Do you remember that beautiful song shot “Jab Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya?” from the movie Mugal-e-Azam shot in a room full of mirrors? The faint smile that came to your face, that is the effect mirror usually has on people. You use mirrors in your home sweet home to give it an expansive and expensive feeling.  The strategic placement of wall mirrors opens up a room and gives its occupants a feeling of expansiveness. When paired with natural lights that reflect around the room, your mirrors broadcast the light around the space and lift your spirits. You can choose various shapes and sizes of mirrors and play around with them to give a quirky and unique look to your house or maybe you can mimic a full-fledged mirror room similar to one shown in the movie. XD 


6.Texture and Shape of furniture 


According to Feng Shui, the texture incorporated in the interior must represent natural elements. The rich texture of a shaggy rug will enhance the sense of comfort and happiness, while the decorative metal elements, such as wall clock, vase, etc. will promote strength and independence. Wood is linked to health and personal growth; one can incorporate wooden furniture to mimic the earth element. Bringing in elements of nature to create an optimal atmosphere for relaxation and health. The same discipline teaches us that furniture should be arranged in a way, which does not create a “dead space”, as it promotes negative energies,  A smooth flow of the room elements allows the energy to flow smoothly. Balance always needs to be more important than symmetry.

With this knowledge and our help, together we create a perfect abode for you and your family. 

We, at Beryl, provide a one-stop solution for all your residential interior design needs and save you from grave mistakes that negatively affect your budget or your personal well being. We bring years of experience and a diverse team of experts along with us and make sure and deliver great office designs that decrease the mental load and facilitate focus. Together we build each other and create magic.