There are many things in life that can directly affect our mood. An argument with our partner, a problem at work or even bad traffic can seriously harm the way we think about the rest of the day. However, the last thing you would want is to come back to a home full of dirty dishes. Or a needy pet or children that are screaming for dinner.
Our home can seriously affect our mood in negative ways. It can, however also change us in positive ways too. Something as simple as creating a little “time-out” spot in your garden can uplift your mood and really put you on the right track for the rest of the evening. In fact, calming yourself in a tranquil little corner of your home can help make the rest of the day seem so much easier to cope with.
To help embrace the idea of using your home to change your mood, we’ve put together a few ways in which your house can affect you. Most importantly, how you can change it.
Themed Interior Designs
Have you ever been to a spa and felt at peace? It’s because of the way everything is laid out. From the colours to the plants to the theme, everything has a purpose. It’s difficult to achieve a spa-like effect at home unless you contact a company like The Renovation Company. Alternatively, you can do excessive amounts of research. But it’s actually worth the effort if you want to understand things like shapes and colours, and how they affect our mood.
A theme interior design usually starts with colour. Tranquillity is characterised by colours such as light brown, white, greens and occasionally black. If you look at modern home designs, you’ll see these colours aplenty because of the signals they set off in our minds. Have a look at clashing colours, loud patterns with jagged edges and lots of red paint, then it can really change your mood to a negative one if you’re not careful.
If you want to learn how to use colours to change your mood, then take a look at some colour theory basics. So that next time you buy coloured furniture or a plant, you can pick the colour to match your needs!
The Importance of Personality
When you say a room has personality, it’s usually difficult to really comprehend what it means if you’re not sure about interior design and how it works.
Personality often means customising your home with personal effects. Some examples include photographs around the house, hobby materials and also holiday memorabilia. If you include these around the home, frame them, put them in cabinets and generally just showcase them. It triggers memories in your mind that are often much more desired than the fact you were late for work or had a rough time in the office.
In short, decorate your home with items that remind you of good times. Whether it’s a funny photograph, some interesting jewellery or a holiday souvenir. Personal items can really help to brighten up the mood in your home.
What are your tips for mood enhancing home interiors? I’d love to know below.