Many of us already know that our environment can affect our moods and this plays a huge role in our work lives, where we want our office environment to boost our productivity levels. However, our home decor can have a huge impact on the way we feel too. Your home is supposed to be a place where you feel relaxed and safe, but if you’re unhappy with the decor of your home, you’ll likely feel stressed and unsettled. It’s important to decorate your home in a way that not only looks good but makes us feel happier. Here are a few decor ideas which can empower you and make you and your home feel better than before.
When it comes to choosing your furniture for your home, many designers suggest using soft curves and edges, rather than sharp ones. Furniture items with softer edges are far more likely to boost your mental well-being, as our brains tend to associate sharp corners with pain and getting hurt, whereas rounded corners make our mind and body feel more relaxed. However, this doesn’t mean that every item in your home needs to be curved, but focus on the main pieces of furniture, such as tables and seating.
Have Room For Clutter
For most people, having a clutter-free and well-organized home is the key to feeling more relaxed, trying to keep everything neat and in order can actually stress some people out. You should always have one area or corner within the main rooms of your house, such as the bedroom or kitchen, where you allow a controlled amount of clutter. For example, it could be a small table in your hallway where you leave keys, umbrellas or post, or a dressing table in your bedroom for day to day clutter, such as makeup, accessories or perfume. This way, you will find that you are much more at peace with your home, rather than worrying about it always being neat and tidy and you won’t get completely overwhelmed with decluttering your whole house.
Create A Soothing Retreat
If you have a busy household, then it is highly recommended that you create an area in your home which is your own space and acts as a soothing retreat. The most common areas for soothing retreats are the bathroom or conservatory, and there are different tips and tricks which you can use to transform the space. If you love being at one with nature, then creating a hideaway in your conservatory is perfect. When you have comfortable patio furniture to relax on, a soothing hot drink in hand and just looking out onto the garden, you’ll feel so much more relaxed.
At the end of a long day, there is nothing much better than enjoying a hot shower or bath and washing away the stresses of the day, so turning your bathroom into a sanctuary will make it all the more relaxing. Having a nice bath to relax in, ensuring your cupboards are well stocked with soothing soaks and soaps and even adding some tropical plants will transform the space.