The Power of Styling from Homes with Soul

This is an extract from Homes with Soul: Designing with Heart by Orly Roninzon, published by Images Publishing.

In recent years, awareness that the power of design affects our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing has notably surged. Design has become an integral part of life's basic needs, even aspirations. These days, people all over the world are mindful of the power design has via social networks, from the flow of images bursting from apps, websites, magazines, and books into the mobile phones in the palms of our hands.

 Bring nature home, and natural sunlight gently washes the interiors, softens, and in streams a pleasant breeze. The natural appearance is honest and heartfelt.

Bring nature home, and natural sunlight gently washes the interiors, softens, and in streams a pleasant breeze. The natural appearance is honest and heartfelt.

This influx is tremendous and inspiring, and calls us to action. People wish to live a more aesthetic life, whether it is relating to fashion or home design. I believe in the power of styling and appreciate its merits. I see how using a lightweight carpet, some pillows, and curtains on a very reasonable budget completely transforms a room's appearance. How, by simply organising and cleaning the house, using a fragrant floor detergent, one can enhance its look and feel. The homey smell of laundry, cooking or baking, and fresh flowers never fails to create a pleasant ambiance at home. 

Anything is possible and we are all encouraged to enter the world of affordable design. I refer to things you can do on your own on a small budget: updating and painting furniture pieces, creating personal art, showcasing collections, displaying family photographs, expressing your creativity, and believing that, just like getting fit, the beginning requires effort, but once we are fit, we feel great.

 The power of home dressing is potent. It is choosing the dark tone of the armchair, the one that household members particularly love, the compels them to curl up, feel wrapped and protected.

The power of home dressing is potent. It is choosing the dark tone of the armchair, the one that household members particularly love, the compels them to curl up, feel wrapped and protected.

So it is also the case with design. The more open your eyes, mind, and heart are, the more aware you will become of the decorative aspects of your home, the more opportunities will reveal themselves to you. 

 Is there such a thing as a bed that is too indulgent? We need a good, deep, and blessed sleep.

Is there such a thing as a bed that is too indulgent? We need a good, deep, and blessed sleep.

The power of styling: remember to use it.

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Homes with Soul: Designing with Heart

by Orly Roninzon

photographs by Gilad Radat

published by Images Publishing.