How does sensory decoration work?

define sensory experience

Of all the revolutionary innovations that the design and decoration segment has undergone in recent decades, one of the most interesting is, without a doubt, sensorial design.

After all, when it comes to interior decoration, we are used to thinking about every detail, so that everything is perfect. But this is precisely the risk of letting the “view of the whole” get lost, do you agree?

Imagine when you are going to check in the final work in an environment like your living room, for example.

Here we go: the wall is perfect, the rug too, the sofa and the coffee table, ditto; just like the curtains and everything else. Okay. But what about the whole, or rather, and your experience of being in that environment routinely, how is it going?

That’s where the role of sensory decoration comes in, a concept that may seem overly elaborate, but deep down it’s very simple. As the main term suggests, it is a vision that seeks to provoke sensations through decoration.

You’ve probably heard of color therapy (color-based therapy), or even residential landscaping. However, this current concept goes much further.

The coolest thing is that all five senses must be thought of at the same time, that is:

  1. Eyesight;
  2. Touch;
  3. Smell;
  4. Hearing;
  5. Taste.

But even the taste, in decoration, what do you mean? So it is. If you want to better understand how sensory decoration works, just read on.

Our vision and the role of touch

Certainly the most obvious aspect of the decoration is the look.

It all starts with him, to the point that it’s possible for you to fall in love with a unique piece before you even play it, isn’t it? This can occur, for example, through the window of a store, or even on television.

Sensory decoration starts when you think not only about the colors, but also the shape of each piece. And the secret is not to leave anything out.

Here, you don’t just think about the walls and main furniture: a set of pillows and even a simple decoration can make all the difference.

That’s when we started to get into another aspect of decoration: the sense of touch. After all, our first reaction when we find ourselves in front of something attractive is to want to touch the object.

Would you be able to analyze a comforter without touching it over and over again? The sensorial decoration is there to remind you that there are even 3D panels or coating, which add an incomparable touch to any environment.

But also think about comfort: the softness of the rug, sofa and armchairs. Anyway, it is necessary to remember that it is not just about aesthetics, but also about coziness.

Quiet: between plants and phonographs

Here we have already entered a domain little explored by traditional decoration.

You may have already heard about the diffusers and air fresheners that are marketed today. Many of them already have an electrical system and programming with a timer.

A nice tip that sensory decoration recovers is that the natural can also enrich the smell of an environment. So think about scented candles. And consider, of course, scented plants, which also help the look.

The role of hearing in decor is there to remind us of the problem of stress and the chaotic rhythm of large metropolises. Do you want to go beyond a bamboo fountain, which is already relaxed thanks to the noise of falling water?

The sensorial proposal indicates a little corner of yours. You can insulate it with a screen, maybe with rustic fabric for curtains, and there play one of those vintage record players that are on the rise, listening to your favorite tunes.

Where does the palate fit in all this?

Have you ever noticed those fast foods that carry red? No wonder: some colors can whet our appetite, or inhibit it, as desired.

That goes for the whole house. In the bedroom, for example, you could think of custom cabinets that follow a color that favors sleep and rest.

But it is in the kitchen that the taste buds can be united with this strategy. In addition to the colors, elements such as fruit bowls also come into this type of decoration, which communicates with the sense of taste.

If you want to go further: there are current solutions that allow you to plant small trees that bear fruit, and everything in pots, indoors. Show, right?!

This makes it clear: thinking about all the body’s senses, at the same time, transforms any decoration into something revolutionary and unforgettable.