What is ambiance? Ambiance is the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu. It's the intangible element that you experience that makes a room seem “magical.” Creating ambiance is more than creating a “look” … it goes far beyond that.
Many “looks” are wonderful. They lack the depth and draw power that a room with real substance exudes. It is very much like a person who has depth with their personality. They may look beautiful or handsome, but their personality “plus” radiates around them! The more you get to know them, the more you want to learn as much as you can about them. You also want to discover and enjoy the things that make them so unique and memorable. They draw you in, vitalize you, and invigorate you! Is not that the way you want your room or home to be described ?!
These same personality “plus” people come from all walks of life. Some are subdued while others are gregarious. Some are mild-mannered and some are racy. You get what I mean. The same thing happens in wonderful rooms. They also come in various looks, colors, themes, and backgrounds. But rooms of excellence have ambiance regardless of their degree of formality or informality.
The first step to obtaining ambiance is to define it. Not just the dictionary version, but your version. How do we do that ?! With words! Words are containers for expressing and articulating thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
So what kinds of words will we use to define your ambiance? The answer … adjectives! We will use adjectives to define our objective. Adjectives will give form and substance to the intangible aspect of ambiance. This is particularly helpful for those of you who do not have the ability to visualize things very well.
So, I'll ask you to answer this question by describing or explaining to me … “What do you want this room or home to” feel “like?” The usual response is this … “I want my home to feel cozy and comfortable.” Can you see the necessity of getting beyond that definition and the need to go much deeper? That way, you can have the kind of ambiance that is the unique expression of you, unlike so many others who do not take the time to get below the surface issues.
My next question is to ask … “What does cozy and comfortable mean to you? At this point many will say … “I just never think about it,” or “I have never thought about it that deeply before.” Bingo! That's why they have never experienced any ambiance in their home … their whole life!
Now is the time to change all of that! I'll encourage and help you to experience your environment on a much higher level and in a much deeper way.
The information in this article should stimulate your own mind and enable you to dig deeper into being able to express your true self in your own environment.