Having a nicely decorated home makes our souls be at peace with the world, even more so when the decor revolves around health-boosting goals. Along with the kitchen, the living room is one of the most used rooms in a home, so it’s only a matter of making it the most practical and comfortable possible. And why not make it a health environment as well? Check out these tips to give your home some health-boosting energy!
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
Simply opening the windows could be the solution for increasing ventilation in your home. In the winter, however, that may not be the most practical method. Fortunately, you can solve that problem with an air purifier. You could also go with a mechanical air system, or a simple ceiling fan (which makes a huge difference in keeping away moisture).
This tip is especially important if you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, since improving the air quality will quickly give your family a healthier environment to hang out in!
Add an Indoor Air-Purifying Plant
Houseplants have many benefits, among those is our goal for the article: air purification. The most efficient plants to bring fresher air into your home are:
- Aloe vera
- Peace lily
- Spider plant
Which are also among the best plants to help improve your sleep quality (even more of a reason for having them around, right?). Whether you’re going with the greenery or adding some brightly colored flowers, your mood will be better each time you spend some time in the living room!
Use More Natural Light
Using more natural light can come along with increasing ventilation (when you keep the windows open, at least). Aside from that, keeping the curtains open during the day instead of switching the lights on will make your blues go away very efficiently.
That’s because natural light increases the production of endorphins and serotonin, which are the natural chemicals in our bodies that makes us feel good.
Add vibrant colors to your living room decor! That way the sunlight will reflect those objects and give you an extra boost of energy.
Use Color to Boost Your Mood
You’ve probably already heard about the psychology of colors - things like using blue to keep calm, using orange to get creative, and so on. More than that, colors can also help improve your well-being and mood inside a home. Use warm and earthy tones, such as:
Those will stimulate creativity and conversation will flow like a breeze - something all guests will appreciate!
Use Non-Toxic Paint
If you do decide to change the wall colors in your living room, make sure to choose the right paint for it!
Buy paint that’s free of VOCs (that is: volatile organic compounds)! That’s because these compounds are highly linked to harmful effects on your health, and since they’re no longer considered essential to the performance of paint.
The best type of paint you could go with is water-based paint, as well as biodegradable when possible.
The Classic: Declutter
We never get tired of adding decluttering to a list when it comes to decor, organization, and well-being tips. Whenever you’re up to dusting off the furniture and vacuuming the house, take the chance and gather all the objects (magazines, books, random notes papers…) you may have lying around and get rid of them right away!
When it comes to furniture, keep it simple and functional! It’ll be much more pleasing to the eyes and to the mind, you know what they say: quality beats quantity.
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