Tips For Boosting Your Mood With Decor Switch-Ups
With hundreds of thousands of people now working from home due to the recent events of the world, more and more people are now seeking to change up their interior design in order to make their space more functional. Isolation and remote working can often prove to be a challenge for many, which is why ensuring that your environment is one that contributes positively to your mental health is so important. If you’re someone who is looking to boost your mood with a design switch-up, this is the article for you. Here are 5 simple yet powerful ways to instantly boost both your mood and home aesthetic, so read on to find out more!
Pay Attention to Your Window Treatment
Being in lockdown and working from home has greatly impacted the amount of time that thousands of people have to spend outdoors. Due to this, it is so important for both your physical and mental health to ensure that you are getting as much sunlight as possible. Do you know that some of the benefits of natural light include Vitamin D absorption, improved sleep and increased productivity?
Increase your exposure to natural light by paying attention to your window treatment -- do your blinds block out most of the sunlight during the day? If so, it’s time to invest in living room sheer curtains that not only look stylish but allow natural light to gently beam in throughout the day. You’ll find that not only does your home look better, but you’ll also feel better and instantly more motivated thanks to the natural benefits of sunlight.
A Touch Of Green
Who doesn’t love the look of indoor plants? Indoor plants are a fantastic addition to any room in the home, especially the home office and lounge area -- rooms where you spend most of your day in. Do you know that indoor plants, aside from looking visually appealing, also offer a host of benefits that include increased clarity, reduced stress and fatigue, cleaner air and reduced noise levels? If you’re someone who doesn’t have a green thumb, varieties such as succulents, monsters and other robust, low maintenance indoor plants are the ideal option to boost both your interior design and your mood all at once.
Let Colour Influence Your Mood
Colour psychology is the direct influence of how a colour can make an individual feel. Many artists and interior designers have long believed that colour has the innate ability to affect emotions, moods and feelings. It is often believed that dark or cooler colours invoke sadness, anger and possibly even depression, which is why it is so important to pay attention to the colour of not just your walls, but also the fixtures and furnishings in your home.
Transforming your interior decor with a splash of paint, a new sofa cover or furniture in light, bright and happy colours is the perfect way to boost your mood and keep you motivated. Yellow, green and whites -- all colours that are proven to make people feel positive emotions when compared to darker colours such as black or dark blue.
It’s Time To Declutter
You may be thinking -- decluttering isn’t a design switch up. Well, you’re both right and wrong. Whilst decluttering may not be a switch-up per se, it is certainly one of the best ways to transform your space. If you find that your home is packed to the brim with items, it just may be time to do a much-needed spring cleaning. Get rid of all of the items that you do not need -- either give them away, sell them or simply dispose of them. You’ll find that decluttering opens up your space, helps you feel a lot calmer and can even rid your home of allergens and make your living space one that is healthier, happier and much more functional.
Inject Some Zen Into Your Space
Lastly but not least, the best way to make your home a space that sparks creativity, inspiration and calm is to inject some Zen into your space. Without sounding like too much of a cliche, accessorising and decorating with items such as candles, salt lamps, diffusers and anything else that will help reduce anxiety levels when working from home. Remember, “Zen” means different things to different people, so choose what makes you feel at ease. Not a fan of essential oils and diffusers? No worries - the beauty of switching your decor up is that you are in charge, so be inspired and turn your space into one that is your very own version of “Zen”.
And there you have it - 5 ways to switch up your decor and instantly boost your mood. Always remember, your external environment has a direct impact on your internal environment, so take care of yourself by ensuring that the space you spend the most time in is in sync with how you want to feel.