Brits spend 90% of their time indoors

Stats tell us that us Brits spend 90% of our life indoors. Which proves why interior design is so important. In the office, socialising, working out or eating out so much time is spent being inside and living with interiors. Being at home is a big part of our lives, especially at this time of year when its cold and wet outside, being cosy indoors is the perfect place to be. I know its a difficult job to lure me out the house during the dark days of December, as I write this the rain is crashing against my window panes and I really don’t fancy going to the gym but I know I should!

Being indoors so much makes the need for good interior design ever more important. The right interior gives comfort to the soul, a restful space after a hectic day provides respite not only for the body but for the mind. If your home just functions well it can be incredibly calming. When things are broken, difficult to find, not accessible or they are just looking shabby it tends to nag at the back of ones mind, and give us even more stress!

As someone who has a busy mind the satisfaction of actually coming into a room which really supports me and guides me to a peaceful place is very powerful. Its also about sharing, there is nothing better than entertaining friends or family and having them feel really comfortable and welcome in my home.

And its not about having the most expensive furnishings or the latest designs, its just about feeling at one with your surroundings, whatever that is to you. Having a super comfy bed, accessible storage, the right level of light to rest or to work, a sofa that suits you and your family for cosy movies, a kitchen with appliances that just work well and are effective makes life that little bit easier.

As a real interiors addict finding something beautiful for my home will keep me happy for a long time. Right now I’m planning a new sofa. The one I have is 10 years old and I’m ready for a new look. Its served me well, but these wonderful curved and fluted styles are calling me. A sofa is a big investment, but it literally changes your ‘every day’ and that is quite a big chunk of life!

If you are considering making changes to your home, invest in the best as it will genuinely improve your day to day living if your home is organised, functional and beautiful.

Image from House of Brinson