Your home is your sanctuary; often a space for you to relax, sit with your family and be yourself.
We all strive to have our homes exactly the way we like them, from the décor, to the furniture we choose.
But just because your house is immaculate and decorated to your taste, doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement in other ways.
Here are a few tips to get the most out of your home. The objective: create a happy, comfortable atmosphere.
It is scientifically proven that some colours can evoke a certain emotion, or create a particular atmosphere. So, if you want to ensure your home feels relaxing, or you want to inject a bit of colour, there are ways of doing it properly.
Nature-based colours can lift your spirits and create a mellow mood in your house. Colours such as pale green, yellow, light blue or even deep brown can have this effect.
Of course, it’s not easy to incorporate such colours into your existing décor, so you might want to either do a bit of DIY decorating, or insert a few well-placed objects around your rooms.
It is often said that shades of blue can create a feeling of reflection and calm, while yellow represents optimism and green strikes up emotions of harmony and balance.
We all love coming home to a fresh-smelling house, but are you choosing the right scent? Floral fragrances can boost your feelings of happiness and improve your mood all round, which is exactly what you might need after a stressful day at work, or a busy weekend. You could even go one step further: make sure you always have a fresh bunch of flowers to welcome you.
Improve the lighting
The lighting in your home can make a huge difference, both positively and negatively. Make sure you have the right kind of lighting. There are a number of things you could do to your home to enhance all available light, from buying better bulbs for your lamps to making more permanent changes.
Upgrading to aluminium windows means you have a slimmer frame and more room for glass. Likewise, bi-folding doors can create a sense of air and space by opening up your house to the outdoors.
Research shows that if you decorate your home with photos of loved ones or other decorations that bring back good memories, you can create a more positive mood.
By doing this, you are improving something called your ‘emotional satisfaction’. Even little things such as making your bed when you get up can mean you start your day right. But beware of going overboard with your sentimental decorations. Clutter can actually increase stress levels. Limit your decorations and pick your favourites to place around your home.
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