A mood-boosting design for your home will not only make you happier but will also help you with your home’s organization. When we feel good at our home is when we mostly feel like keeping things the way they are - neat and pretty! Check out these tips for a feel-good home.
“There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.” - Thomas Carlyle
Have you ever heard about color psychology? The color you choose for your home and each particular room can affect your mood. So if you want something more energetic, go for warmer colors like orange, yellow, and pink. While if you want a place to sit back and relax, go for colder hues, like blue, green, and violet.
Of course, lighting makes a huge difference in our mood. If we want to relax, we want softer lights, if we want to create, we want bright lights. So, the idea is that you choose your lighting according to the room it’ll be used in and take into account things like style, size, and shape.
Tip: Another option is to install light dimmers!
Liven Up Space with Houseplants
Plants can be used in every room of the house, even the bathroom. All you need to do is make sure you’re getting the right type of plant according to the places where there are more sunlight and places where there is no sunlight at all - but trust me, there are houseplant options for all of these places!
Lavender, jasmine, and aloe vera are great plants for your bedroom since they can provide a better night of sleep. While English Ivy, orchids, and bamboo are perfect for the bathroom because they like the humidity and require little sunlight.
More than adding decor accents,
Houseplants bring health benefits! There are some air-purifying plants that will help avoid allergies and a few bedroom plants that will help you sleep better. That can only improve your mood!
It may not seem like the most important thing, but when you divide a room in half and decorate it symmetrically, it can help ease anxiety issues. You don’t necessarily need to divide the room in half, you can choose a random object, such as an artwork, and decorate around it symmetrically too.
Find a Soothing Scent
Scents are powerful, they can drastically change your mood. To create the feel-good home of your dreams, try to remember smells you love. It can be a flower, the ocean, or pine. To add that smell to your home, you can go with scented candles or air diffusers.
Tip: we highly recommend that you choose a good air-diffuser since scented candles can harm your health.
Use Softer Edges
How knew texture could improve your mood? Furniture pieces with round edges are soothing to the eye and can make you feel good without even noticing.
If you don’t want to invest in furniture, try adding some rounder textures to your decor. For example, a chunky knit, or some throw pillows on the couch.
Clutter Is a No-No
You already know this. There’s no need to add it to the list. But I added it anyway.
Why is that?
It’s simply because many people are real masters in the procrastinating art and they need to read this over and over again. If you’re one of those people, stop reading this and go declutter right now!
I may be just joking, but for real:
Don’t keep postponing the decluttering process, that will make you feel so much better I can’t even explain it with words!
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