Home Decor and Your Mood

Believe it or not, the styles you choose for your home can affect your mood in several different ways. Whether it’s the colors you choose for your rooms or a plant you decide to place in the corner of your living room, it can affect your headspace! Who knows, maybe the color you decided to paint your bedroom is contributing to your recent anxiety. Maybe the backsplash you chose for your kitchen is causing you to feel uneasy. Now, no one will tell you the psychological effects of the decor you are purchasing when checking out, but that’s what we are here for! 


Color Choice Affects Your Mood*


Recent studies have uncovered that certain colors can make you feel certain emotions over others. Usually when we think of colors, we just associate them with items that we know are that color; blue like the sky, yellow like the sun, brown like the soil, and the list goes on. However, they can be associated with emotions as well; blue for sad, red for mad, green for mellow, etc.. If you would like to capture the right mood for a specific room, pick a color that best displays this!


Perception of Space Helps Give the Illusion of More*


This is closely related to the metaphor, “dress for the job you want, not the one you have.” I mean, this is solid advice for acing your interview, but don’t stop there! This can easily be applied to anything, even decorating. “Decorate your home like the one you want, not the one you have.” Interior designers use a concept called the perception of space. This is a practice that can and will make your home appear larger and quite spacious. This concept simply adds a warm feel to your home offering an open-concept. By having this optical illusion of space, your guests will feel less constricted to one space within your home. 


Utilizing Feng Shui*


If you are looking to bring better energy to your home, the best place to start is the interior! Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Those that welcome this practice into their home can attract good luck, success, love, and positive energy. To add better energy in your home, try arranging your furniture to see the room’s doorway which will appear inviting to guests. You can also decorate with natural elements such as flowers, stones, plants of any kind, etc. 


Behind any paint you choose, plant you decided to hang, or even the vase that you bought, there is an extra layer of meaning. Through every item you decide to decorate your home with, there is a psychological effect on your subconscious. Are you ready to re-evaluate the design of your home?

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