In recent years, the home has become more than ever our refuge. This is why disciplines such as deco coaching and interior design consultancy are attracting increasing public interest.

Undoubtedly, the context of global confinement due to the pandemic has made us particularly aware of the importance of space and the need for the home to convey peace, security and warmth. Moreover, for many people, the home is no longer just a place to rest and carry out daily tasks, but has also become a place to work telematically. This new reality has forced us to adapt our homes and divide them up for new functions.

In short, the large amount of time we have spent in our home has completely changed our perception of it. We have felt the need to take care of it, refurbish it and improve its decoration and interior design as a logical extension of taking care of ourselves. Now, more than ever, we need a resilient home or flat that connects with us and can cope with all kinds of uncertainties.

One of the best ways to achieve this change in the home is deco coaching o house coaching: a specialised process of interior decoration advice as a method for life transformation and personal growth. This trend emerged strongly in the Nordic countries in 2010 with the help of designers such as Kirsten Steno, Kirsten Steno, and in Spain it has great representatives such as Anna Simonet of Anna&Co.Today we invite you to discover the keys to deco coaching and its many benefits.

What is Deco Coaching and what is it for?

Deco coaching is not based on the traditional aesthetic or comfortable approach to interior design. Is a trend that also incorporates the tools of the discipline of coaching and seeks above all to project empathy into the design of homes.

With these two references, deco coaching integrates different disciplines such as psychology, ergonomics in the home, philosophy, interior design, architecture and spatial design. The main aim of the fusion of these specialities is not to make houses look beautiful and tidy, but to turn them into a learning environment, a space for personal improvement that provides quality of life.To a large extent, the deco coaching approach is spiritual, although it is based on the creative freedom of the Nordic style when creating spaces and is clearly opposed to interior design trends such as Feng Shui with its numerous rules. However, both trends agree on the harmonious creation of space and the meaningful and conscious use of space. In order to achieve these goals, house coaching is based on five main axes: the home as a concept, the people who live in it, the design of the home, ergonomics in the home and the roles of coexistence to be established in its spaces.

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These 5 axes respond faithfully to the 5 levels of Maslow’s famous pyramid with which we can measure our behaviour and satisfaction with life. According to deco coaching, the home should be a refuge for basic needs, it should provide security, promote social needs, serve as a pillar for affective needs and become a dynamic element for self-fulfilment needs. A good interior design based on deco coaching knows how to integrate all these facets to change the meaning of the home.

“The aim of deco coaching is your well-being at home and the improvement of your quality of life.”

Anna Simonet

How does deco coaching work?

As you can see, deco coaching works on both space and people. To do this, the coachers set up sessions with the homeowners to build a relationship of trust and mutual understanding. Through conversations and open-ended questionnaires, they analyse the daily experience of the owners in their home and detect what they want to improve. House coaching specialists develop several processes. They usually encourage homeowners to select different spaces in the home that they want to change. They then suggest that they create a positive and a negative personal Moodboard i.e. a bank of images that they like and one that they dislike in order to find out their aesthetic references. In the same way, they also investigate the happiest feelings and moments in the owner’s life in order to try to integrate them into the design. After this initial advice, the coachers personalise the consultancy experience.

“At Anna&Co, deco coaching is not an option but a working style, a vision of interior design, a unique perspective on interior design”

Anna Simonet

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The main benefits of deco coaching in the home are:

  • Improving personal confidence with the meaningful construction of spaces.
  • Modifying the energy of the house so that it conveys tranquillity and positive values.
  • Bringing an aesthetic harmony that conveys the essence of its inhabitants.
  • Contribute to living order through order in the spaces.
  • Increasing a sense of security in the home.
  • Developing personal self-awareness through the home.
  • Promoting the aesthetic experience of the home through a taste for interior design.
  • Making the home an engine of personal wellbeing.

Some aspects that deco coaching specialists work on with their clients are:

  • Thinking practically about the spaces in the home.
  • Relying on personal creativity.
  • Fusing trends by integrating the most positive personal objects and memories.
  • Eliminating superfluous objects that do not bring harmony to the décor.
  • Creating differentiated spaces for each use with all inhabitants in mind.
  • Generate a meaningful ambience in each room of the home.
  • Applying human scale to the design of the home.
  • Using a colour palette appropriate to the use of the space.
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Now that you know the key points of deco coaching, you may be thinking about having a session or modifying some rooms in your home to give them a fresher and more positive touch. Remember that your home should be a reflection of you and meet all your needs. Get inspired by taking a look at our Instagram or reading ourarticles on interior design.