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How Your Home’s Design Affects Your Mood

Learn five actionable tips from an interior design psychology expert to fill your home with gratitude and shape how you want to feel in every space.

Have you gotten the heart eyes sensation from a room? Does your entryway allow you to completely turn off work for a while? And what if your life is changing so fast that you genuinely don’t know how to turn a house into a home? That’s interior design psychology at work, and you’re about to meet someone who lives and breathes it.

My friend Bonnie Casamassima helps clients make their spaces not only visually stunning and organized, but emotionally fulfilling and livable. She helps a bedroom feel restful, an office feel motivating, or a kitchen feel creative. She’s also a professor on the subject. We met recently over a Zoom call, and in this IGTV interview, she shares five fantastic tips on how to fill your home with gratitude, involve all the senses in a room, and use nature (not just plants!) to enhance quality of life. It was a real eye-opener for me, and she’s full of amazing stories. Watch the full interview below.


  1. There is a direct emotional, biological, and psychological connection to home décor and organization.
  2. Gratitude supports and sustains spaces.
  3. Make nature a focal point with as many senses as possible.
  4. If you’re going through a major life transition, put positive, motivating items near a room’s entrance and nostalgic, sentimental items in the back.
  5. For combined spaces, like an office bedroom, add sense-based cues that help “turn off” work at the end of the day.

Want To Learn More About Bonnie?

Follow her on Instagram @interweave_peopleplace, and visit her website to read her blog and see her previous talks. Drop us a comment below about how you implement interior design psychology in your home.


  1. I don’t know about how its look but for me it should have my thing orangized… really helps when i needed them at the times…

    • Brad - Admin

      You’re so right, Lee. Having organized spots for all your things (I call them “homes within homes”) does help. Everyone’s take on a topic like psychology is different, so I’m glad you found something that works for you.

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