Believe it or not, an untidy or unappealing home can greatly affect your mood. Whether you realise it’s happening or not, extended periods spent in an unappealing space can really bring you down. Luckily, it’s really easy to turn that frown upside down by making a few mood-lifting design changes around the home.
One of the easiest ways to give yourself a mood boost is to redecorate. This can be accomplished through simply moving your existing furniture and decorations around for a different look or investing in some new items from a home furnishing specialist like Super Amart; click here to check out their range of homewares for a few ideas that may match your personal style. Remember, change is as good as a holiday.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing your environment and you can harness its principles to boost your happiness and energy. It’s all about directing the flow of energy through your home from your warm, inviting entryway to the three energy centres of any good Feng Shui home: the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Feng Shui also encourages a lack of clutter, allowing good energy to better flow through the home.
Open the Windows
An increase in exposure to natural light is proven to be an effective treatment for those who suffer from depression. The body reacts to sunlight with a surge of endorphins and serotonin, helping you to feel positive and happy. All it takes to benefit from this yourself is to throw open the windows and let the sun in. Invest in some thinner curtains if the ones you have are heavier.
Paint It Blue
Changing up the colours in your home can be a relaxing and inexpensive way to give your spirits a lift. Any colours you use in your home should make you feel warm and happy. For instance, in your bedroom, you should aim to cover around 20% of the room in two of your favourite colours – one more vibrant than the other, if possible. It doesn’t have to be your walls that get all the attention either; you can apply this to bedding or furniture as well.
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House plants are another effective way to boost your overall mood and bring some style into your home. House plants have been linked to many positive benefits like lowered anxiety, overall boosts in mood levels, and reduction of fatigue. They give you something to look after as well, something new to add to your daily routine. Raising and tending to your house plants can be very stimulating and the reward for doing so is lots of lovely greenery in your home.
These are just a few of the many small changes you can make to your home to boost your mood and bring some style to your domicile at the same time. Your home shouldn’t bring you down; it should be your refuge at the end of a long and stressful day. And it can be – all it requires is a little bit of creativity and drive. What are your favourite mood boosting home makeover tips? Share your ideas in the comments below.
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