Decorating and designing your surroundings is a surefire way to boost your mood and improve your attitude for the long-term. Décor and design go hand-in-hand with how you feel about your living space. Ergo, if you look at your home as a safe haven, you should decorate it to match up with the things that calm, soothe, and refresh you.
Note: Scents can be great home mood boosters too. For an all-over home fragrance, snag a couple of wax warmer or oil reed diffusers, then set them across the house from one another. Voila—a home that smells amazing in every direction.
Research Color Psychology and Apply it to Your Home Décor and Interior Designs
Color psychology occurs when colors affect your moods and feelings. For instance, when you love the color blue, you probably get a mental kick of happiness when you see the hue of your choice. Or when you see a color you dislike, like yellow, your mood might take a turn for the worst because you’re in surroundings that you can’t appreciate.
Tip: Incorporate your favorite colors into your wall décor and subtle design accents.
If you’re not sure of your favorites and need time for personal research, carry around miniature digital transcription equipment, like a recorder, to instantly record your reactions to different colors and environments. This approach sounds silly but it could actually be quite helpful.
Organize and Declutter to Avoid Long-Run Work and the Cycle of Clutter and Clean-up
Clutter and clean-up are a constant cycle that seems to ramp up as you add people to your family. Kids make big messes, for instance, and it can be challenging to keep your home clutter-free in the midst of chaotic conditions. However, you can do so by organizing and decluttering first, then clean as you go.
Example? Teach your family to put clothes directly into the washer (without water or soap) when they need something cleaned during the next laundry cycle.
Create a Nook for Your Pets, Complete with Comfy Beds, Food Bowls, and Toys
It’s rare that animal companions get their own space in your home, so give them somewhere special just for them. Create a nook with toys, beds, and food bowls dependent on what kind of pup or kitty you have.
Have a unique pet like a bird or reptile? Do the same but use a table to set their cages or tanks next to a window for daily doses of mood-boosting sunshine.