#ad About 9 years ago my partner and I moved into a lovely flat in Shoreditch. The previous tenant very kindly offered us all of his furniture, anything we didn’t want he would sell.
The furniture all looked brand new, it was inoffensive and it was minimal, which was perfect for us, as we were moving from a fully furnished, rented flat.
I was really grateful, but if I am being very honest, I might have uttered to myself ‘I’m not keeping someone else's skanky bed and mattress’. .
Fast forward 9 years and one house move later, and (up until a few weeks ago) I still had said skanky bed and mattress (which actually wasn’t skanky at all). I even added a glow in the dark fox sticker to cover up a chip in the veneered MDF headboard, which looked really nice😂 .
The bedroom has always been the most neglected room in our house, after all it’s not public facing… why does it need to look nice? Wait, what it’s not all for show? It can actually make me feel calmer, less anxious and I’ll sleep better?
A few weeks ago I finally got a new bed, which was gifted by the lovely folk @madedotcom . This inspired me to practice what I preach, I know that having a calm and restful space is important to our wellbeing and this affects how we function every day, but for some reason, I had prioritised the rest of the house. I have never really looked forward to getting into my pit, because the room as a whole felt a little disjointed and just generally, not very considered.
Off I went down a rabbit hole of research, I started reading about the way interpret and organise information that comes in from our senses. Which is when I discovered Gestalt psychology.
Gestalt psychology is a school of thought that believes humans typically observe objects and scenes in their simplest forms, we recognise patterns and simplify complex images.’ My interpretation of this is that the ‘whole’ helps us find order in chaos and unity among outwardly unrelated pieces of information....link in profile to continue reading👆🏻
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