5 Tips To Change Up A Space
After a bad day, going home to unwind is good therapy. After all, what is more comforting and relaxing than comfy clothes and sinking into a favourite chair? For some, unwinding at home is impossible and can cause an already ‘bad’ mood to worsen. Why?
Multiple factors affect our mood, including our living environments. The concept of your environment affecting your mood is as simple as thinking about your favourite restaurant; the atmosphere of a restaurant plays a huge factor in your mood. If you eat at a restaurant with a poor environment (ie. too noisy or too busy), your mood potentially changes. We have a tendency to avoid negative environments, so why should your home be an exception? Making your home a bit brighter is easy.
A fresh coat of paint
One of the easiest ways to change up a room is to change the paint colour. A new paint job can brighten the look of a room, cover dings and scratches.
Increase the amount of lighting
Think of how much brighter a space looks when it has an abundance of natural light. In contrast, think of how gloomy and cold a dark room appears. Natural lighting is important when brightening a space. You can enhance your sensation and perception by altering the lighting in your home. Incorporating natural lighting, lights with dimmers and removing harsh lighting are known to improve mood and brighten a space.
Keep it simple: eliminate clutter
The average person is bombarded with decision-making in any given day. The pressure of making a decision has the potential to be the storm clouds that roll in before a bad mood sinks in. Keeping things organized, accessible, and eliminating clutter in your home reduces the chance of decision-fatigue (and added stress).
Bring more plants into your home as they improve emotional well-being and concentration. Greens also improve the aesthetics of a room and purify the air.
Change it up
While it may be comforting to see the same setting every day, it’s important to rearrange and reorganize a room every so often, as a change in the environment improves mood. Also, purchasing new furniture can change up the look of a space and brighten a room.
We hope that the next time you come home to unwind from the day’s stress, your home brings you comfort and brightens your mood!