Don’t underestimate the power of your home and its decor on your mental wellness. As the seasons change, so can your mood. Your mental health is dependent on many factors like environment, susceptibility, relationships. But what about the home you live in?
Numerous studies have proven that factors like natural lighting and even noisy traffic can have a significant impact on mental health. Whether you believe in the specifics of Feng Shui or not, you can probably attest to having felt bad vibes upon entering a particular room or building before. Maybe you felt trapped or claustrophobic, or perhaps you couldn’t think straight. No matter what it is, usually you can bring in more positive vibes in your space if you use any of these few simple tricks:
1. Remove Clutter
It was found that clearing away clutter at work and at home improved focus. It also increased productivity and made it easier for the brain to process information. Clutter has negative effects on your mental and physical health, too. It can leave you feeling anxious, stressed, or even depressed.
2. Light it Up
Most people are sensitive to light. Some people like to live in dimmly lit areas and others like to live in full light. Lack of outdoor light or even just a space you find stressful at the home can affect our health and well-being, especially anxiety. Those who live in the dark are prone to remain sad more than those who live in well lit areas. So, try to bring in light more in your life and space.
3. Decorate with Colors That Make You Happy
Research has found that all colors can affect your mood, behavior and stress levels. And help isn’t talking about wool or ceramic. Bring textures from nature into your home. Even choosing the color of your office, your clothes or your desktop should not be taken lightly. They do affect our moods and productivity.
Most people simply put everything against the wall when it comes to furniture placement. This creates negative energy and dead space. Energy should always flow, so you don’t have to make everything so symmetrical all the time. Balance is more important than symmetry. The rule of thumb is to think outside the box and not decorate in the most obvious way. Mix furniture and decor with a wide range of variety, vintages, and textures. It’s important not to overdo too much of any element though. Variety and balance are key.
5. The Importance of Sound and Silence
It’s important to pay attention to the sounds around your house and get rid of anything that is noisy or disturbing to you, using noise reduction windows if necessary. The key is to add more of the sounds that bring joy to your life and remove the ones that bring any negative energy to your space.
In the end, we would like to tell you that your mental health highly depends upon the surroundings you live in so make some efforts to bring some positive changes in the surroundings and notice the real change in you.
Even if you live in a small apartment, you should make your stay an enjoyable one. You can design your small home with elegant furniture. Also, embrace your house with coordinating colors and you will find that you might love your small living area a lot more. It’s time to take a close look at your space so that you can remove anything that brings negative energy, add items that bring you positive energy, and make your family feel more comfortable and happy in their home.