What we experience in the world around us by using our five senses affects how we perceive things.
For your reader to be drawn into the world of your character, you need to use sensory details. But use them wisely. Every word in a manuscript counts, so descriptions need to be precise and something that a reader can easily identify with.
As always, I have added a summary article on Using Sensory Details to my Writing Tips here on the blog and to the Writing Tools section of my website.