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Designing with Intention: How to Infuse Meaning into Your Living Space

Updated: Jan 20




Your home is more than just a collection of furniture and decor—it's an opportunity to create a sanctuary that reflects your values, aspirations, and personal journey. Designing with intention allows you to infuse meaning into every corner of your home, making it a space that nurtures your mind, body, and spirit.


Working as a Holistic Designer and Home Coach, I tell my clients that how we live in our homes is just as important as how we create them. The two go hand-in-hand!


Creating intentional spaces helps us to live more fully and get the support that we deserve from our homes.


Looking to create more meaning in your home? Here are some key principles to consider when designing with intention.



 


Reflect on Your Values


Begin by identifying your core values and beliefs. What matters most to you? Is it family, nature, spirituality, or creativity? Think about this as the base of your intention. Use these values as a guiding compass to inform your design decisions. For example, if family is essential, create a dedicated space for quality time and bonding.



For this design client, travel was an important value. Woven into the decor are souvenirs and items from their trips.


Curate Mindfully


Consciously select items that resonate with your values and evoke positive emotions. Choose decor pieces, artwork, or heirlooms that hold sentimental significance. Surrounding yourself with meaningful objects elevates the energy of your space and reminds you of what truly matters. Add colors and pieces you love. I like to say if it's not a f*ck yes, it's a no.



Embrace Natural Elements


Incorporating natural elements connects you to the earth and fosters a sense of harmony. Introduce plants, natural materials like wood and stone, and natural light into your space. These elements not only bring beauty but also promote well-being and a calming atmosphere.



Even adding some house plants goes a long way



Design for Functionality


It is said that good design is where form and function meet. A chair can look beautiful, but if it isn't comfortable to sit on, it's not a good chair, and visa versa (I'm speaking to you Lazy Boy). Consider the practicality and functionality of your space. Choose pieces that are both functional and stylish. Design furniture layouts that support your daily activities and flow seamlessly. Create designated areas for relaxation, work, and socializing. A well-organized space that aligns with your lifestyle enhances efficiency and allows for a more meaningful experience.



Personalize Your Space


Infuse your personality into your living space. Display items that showcase your passions, hobbies, and achievements. Incorporate personal photographs, artwork, or items collected during your travels. I personally love adding symbolic decor using Feng Shui objects/cures to enhance the energy, or certain details that connect to the client (such as scents or crystals). These personal touches add depth and authenticity, turning your home into a reflection of your unique journey.




Designing with intention is a transformative process that goes beyond aesthetics. It's about creating a space that aligns with your values, inspires personal growth, and nourishes your soul. By infusing meaning into your living space, you'll cultivate a haven that supports your well-being and provides a constant reminder of what truly matters in life. Start designing with intention and watch your home become a meaningful sanctuary that reflects who you are and where you aspire to be.


Your Holistic Home Helper,


Marissa






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