Most people want to enhance their well-being. Who doesn’t want to feel happier and healthier? There are many tried and tested ways to improve your well-being, and one way is to improve the interior decor of your home. The home has a huge influence on the way you think and feel. It is somewhere we spend a very large portion of our lives, so the fact it can affect mood should come as no big surprise.
Having a home set up in a more appealing way can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety and can alleviate stress too. Sometimes, it is the people who suffer from these symptoms that need to fix up their house the most, but struggle to find the motivation. This means that things can get worse and snowball. But, all it takes is a little bit of effort to make things so much more conducive to positive mental well-being.
Allow in more natural light
Take a look around your house. How much natural light is coming in through the windows? If it is not very much, then the need to see if you can maximize the amount of light coming in. The reason for this is because natural light is a huge mood enhancer. It also affects your energy level too, so ensure that you are trying to allow more natural light to enter your home. Maybe you could change the curtains if yours are particularly thick and do not open to the full extent of the window. If there are any objects in the way of the window, such as furniture, which is blocking the light, then move them.
Reflect the light with mirrors
Another way you add more natural light into the home is by placing mirrors strategically about to rebound the natural light. This will enhance the power of the window you have, especially as it is small. It will also give a room the illusion of more space. This is a great way to make you feel less oppressed.
Do away with junk – declutter
There are many benefits of decluttering. First of all, it frees up space in the house so you have more room to move around and it looks a lot tidier too. In terms of your mental health and well-being, de-cluttering has a huge psychological effect. It has the ability to help you move on from the past, let go of things that may be holding you back from moving on in your life. More physical space has a psychological effect and can clear your head. De-cluttering can be classed as a meditative act. You will experience a reduction in stress, and your well-being will be heightened. All you have to do is get a bin liner or an old box, and for ten minutes each night go through each room and fill up the box or bag with everything you no longer want or need. Get into the drawers you can barely open too. The more you do away with, the greater the catharsis.
If it’s broke, fix it
A lot of people have old broken appliances gathering dust in the home. Most of this old stuff is useless and needs to be gotten rid of in your de-cluttering experience. However, some of it you want to cling on to. So, it is about time that you invested in getting these appliances fixed. Being around a bunch of broken things is not good for the mind. It has a negative psychological effect and makes you feel depressed. This is especially true if you have broken lights and light fixtures. Fixing these will make you feel a lot better, and may brighten up corners of a room you haven’t seen in years.
Change up the colors with some paint
What color are your walls? Are they dark? You can improve your mood by repainting dark colors for lighter ones. A white or beige can have a calming effect. These colors also rebound and enhance natural light coming into the house. Even colors such as light blue and green have the same effect, and these work well in bedrooms as they are conducive to a good night’s sleep. Lilac and lavender are also good choices as they have a spiritual and invoke a relaxed feel. Paint can make a great change to the house and can make you feel much better.
First off, make sure no large furniture is blocking any windows. If you live in a small place, it may be an idea to swap bulky furniture for something smaller or transparent. Sometimes just a change is good enough, why not invest in some Modern Dining Chairs. You could also sand down any old furniture and repaint a nice light color. This will make the room brighter and appear larger. Anything you can do to give the impression of space will benefit you and your well-being.
Houseplants are a great addition to any house. However, they are far more than just a pretty feature; they can have great benefits for your health and well-being. A little bit of nature inside can vastly improve your state of mind because they are full of happy hormones that get released into the air. Different plants have different effects, so if you want to get one for this reason, perhaps a little research will help. Some plants are great at decreasing stress level. Others can even have the effect of reducing pain. They purify the air due to the very way they breathe. They suck in C02 and toxins and breathe out pure air for you to breathe.
A photo gallery wall
Why not use one of your walls as a gallery wall. Fill the entire wall up with canvases of photos you like. Add some quotations, motivational words, and some pretty images, too, along with some other artwork, if you have space. This way, when you look at the wall, you are reminded of all the good things in your life and things that motivate you. Not only that, but it brightens up a room and makes it much more attractive.
What are your tips to enhance your well-being at home?