Can Your Home Influence Your Mood? YES, And Here’s How To Benefit From That

There are countless research reports on the idea that nature is good for your mental health.

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Updated on January 20, 2023

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Your home is your sanctuary, so it’s important to think about how it affects your mood. There’s no point in coming home from a hard day’s work only to find that your home puts you even more in a bad mood. Luckily, if you plan it well, your home can be tailored to improve your mood with the use of ideas like color theory, soft furnishings, and nature. All of which are known to improve our moods. Take a look at our suggestions for decorating your home so that it improves your mood.


Color theory for the room’s purpose


Just about anyone can intuit the idea of color theory. Red represents passion, anger, etc. Green represents nature and envy. Purple represents luxury and royalty, etc. Taking this concept and applying them to the room’s purpose is something we intuitively do. For example, the newest trend in room wall colors is sunset tones of dusky pinks, peaches, and yellows, so it makes sense that they are most commonly found in the bedroom, where you can imagine peacefully waking to the sunrise.

But of course, that doesn’t mean no one is breaking the rules. A fiery red in the living room, where you are typically supposed to stay calm, isn’t off the table. If you don’t want to overwhelm your guests with bold colors, however, you can implement it with statement pieces. The dining room, for example, is a great place for statement chairs, statement lighting, and statement art. Take a look at Price Busters dining room sets, for example, to get some great ideas on how to apply statement color to your home.


Soft furnishings for a comfy home


In an energy crisis and lots of cold winter nights, we are always looking for more ways to stay warm. And while this article isn’t about physically getting warm without turning on the heating, we have one idea that should help a little: a warm and cozy environment should make you feel warm. And the best way to do that is with lots of soft furnishings.

Even if you have your sofa and squishy chair in place, you can soften up other aspects of the room with throws, cushions, rugs, and more. Make sure to switch up all the textures so each one feels like a surprise to you for some extra warmth in the room. Who needs the heating on when you’ve got a wool throw?


Natural items for a clear mind


There are countless research reports on the idea that nature is good for your mental health. In fact, as little as 10 minutes in nature has been known to improve your mood. So, with that in mind, what’s to stop you from bringing nature indoors? A few different styles encourage this, including the Scandi, Japanese and Greek styles, which focus on bringing elements of nature indoors. You can add plants, candles, and water features, and keep to earthy tones in your home for a look that embraces nature.

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