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Romanticizing Your Life: Why Interior Design Is Essential for Finding Peace in Our Everyday Lives

A recent trend that has become popular is the idea of "romanticizing your life." Adding a little joy and romance to some of the most mundane things can make them more enjoyable and memorable. We all want to make our lives more beautiful and meaningful each day, but hitting the pause button on life isn't always easy. In our fast-paced world, it's easy to forget that life isn't just about what we do but how we experience our surroundings. That's why it's essential to consider how our living spaces, the places we come home to day in and day out, can influence our moods, emotions, and overall well-being.

What's ironic is that with all of this emphasis on romanticizing life lately, that's truly what interior design is! It's the science and art of making your home functional and aesthetically pleasing. Although interior design has been around for over a hundred years, it continues to be something that significantly impacts our mental and emotional well-being daily. Through interior design, we are able to ensure our homes are a place of refuge and relaxation and something that feeds our souls through the pieces and selections we choose to incorporate.

Romanticize Your Life Through Interior Interior Design

Interior design is a powerful tool when it comes to finding joy and contentment in our lives. It's the perfect way to express your personal style and bring a sense of romanticism to your life. By strategically combining color, pattern, and texture with rich finishes and furnishings, an atmosphere can be created that uplifts and elevates your home, making it a place where you love to be, a place that brings you joy day in and day out, and a place that you're excited to share.

Considering the elements you bring into the home can elevate your space from boring vanilla to one that exudes personality and evokes emotion. Wouldn't it feel wonderful to wake in the morning to beautiful sunlight gleaming through the separation in a pair of drapery fashioned in a beautifully rich fabric, then sitting up out of bed and placing your feet upon a lusciously soft cashmere rug adorned in a pattern to die for? Or even doing the mundane task of laundry from a gorgeous laundry room with wallpaper to die for, stunning lighting, and great cabinetry and countertops upon which to fold the laundry, all while listening to music and smelling the aroma of fresh laundry scents mixed with the fragrance of a luxe scented candle. This is what we mean by romanticizing your life through interior design.


Interior designers take into consideration your daily routines and use design to elevate them. Our goal is to ensure that your home is functional and suits your lifestyle while not only being beautiful but also warm and inviting. We want your home to give you the energy needed to get through those hard days or monotonous tasks we all dread doing.

How to Apply This in Your Home?

Most homes will include your typical pieces like the sofa, armchairs, tables, beds, etc. But why not take those to the next level by selecting a beautiful textured or patterned fabric for the sofa and a coordinating fabric for the armchairs or by upgrading your bedding to something luxurious and soft? Consider incorporating impactful touches like textured throws, a plush area rug, greenery, and candles to create a welcoming ambiance.

Soft lighting, luxe wallpaper, lush bedding, mixed textures, and fabrics that you love are great ways to incorporate design elements to romanticize your life! Lighting candles and taking your chandeliers, floor, and table lamps to the next level by adding dimmable switches can create a soft and moody atmosphere, and who doesn't love moody?


Add some artful touches like framed pictures of wishlist travel destinations or photos from that exciting family photo shoot, or even incorporate beautiful antiques acquired through your travels or local flea market. These added details will bring a unique charm to your home, making it feel more inviting and a place you love coming home to.

Romanticize Your Life In Other Ways

Through interior design, we can romanticize our lives every day from the very first moment we wake up in the morning. As interior designers, we truly understand how the little things can impact the way we feel and genuinely lead to happiness. We encourage you to look for the moments of beauty in your life and challenge yourself to elevate your routines and even mundane tasks. Really think about your routine and how you can spice up some of those daily activities that may seem automated or tedious. Focus on the main areas where you spend the most time. Practice with small details such as turning off the lights and watching TV by warm candlelight, reading a book while lounging on your bedroom chaise in the natural sunlight, playing classic jazz on the record player while cooking dinner, and enjoying dinner at the dining table, dressed in a beautiful tablecloth and tapered candles with a soft flickering glow.


Romanticizing your life doesn't just have to be in the design of your home. You can take it even further by taking yourself out on a date or buying yourself flowers once a week. Try incorporating luxurious bubble baths by candlelight into your regular routine. It would sure make the task of cleaning the house much more enjoyable if you light candles throughout the house while playing music in the background then finishing it all off with a few vases of fresh flowers, right?

We can agree that the idea of romanticizing your life can truly make an impact on us for the better, whether by applying this to the daily routines in our lives or in the interior design of our homes. Whatever the approach, interior design is a great way to make your space feel like a much-needed escape from everyday life.

And that is just what we do here at Asha Maía Design. Our mission is to create beautiful interiors that elevate and inspire while reflecting our clients' personalities and lifestyles. We believe our quality of life is directly impacted by the quality of our surroundings. As a result, we are dedicated to designing spaces that are filled with beauty and purpose through passion-driven design and processes centering on the overall client experience.

Happy Romanticizing!

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