The home can have a profound impact on the way we feel. This is because we spend so much of our time here. The same four walls can become lacklustre after a period of time and instead of filling us with inspiration, we get bogged down and depressed. The good news is that we can do many things by transforming your home to increase our levels of wellbeing. So, if you have been moping about the house, instead of letting it get on top of you try and implement some of the changes below.
Paint is a DIYer’s best friend and an effortless in transforming your home. It can be used to cover a multitude of evils, make things look fresher and newer, and help generate a better mood. If you have dark-colored walls at the moment, then painting then a lighter color will brighten your space, make it appear larger and less claustrophobic, and help reflect natural light from the window. Before you paint your walls, think about the color you are going for, as color can generate mood. So think about the room and the mood you want it to create. You can also use pain on many other things too, not just the walls. For example, you can reupholster furniture, paint the kitchen cupboards of a new kitchen is just not on the cards right now. You can also paint doors. Also, don’t forget you don’t have to stick with one color, you can paint different walls in one room different colors. You can even use stencils to create an image. You may even want a mural if you want something to really create a mood.
CREATE MORE SPACE
A lot of homes feel claustrophobic, and this in itself generates stress and anxiety. If you want to improve your mood, work on creating more space. One of the first ways you can do this is to rearrange your furniture. Sometimes there is a far better way of organizing your room to make it appear much larger. If this does not have the desired effect, then you should declutter. Decluttering is good for the soul anyway. It helps you let go of the past and frees you up to live a better life now. If you have issues decluttering, especially getting rid of larger items, why not use storage units until you feel you can live without the item you are storing. More space allows the air to flow more easily and increases the energy levels in the room. Additionally, you can create the illusions of more space by using mirrors and light paint.
Remember to fill your home with personal artefacts that have the effect of boosting your mood and highlighting your personality. Perhaps this includes statement pieces such as using rugs or large ornaments. You can use color in throws and pillows to help this effect. Think about creating a gallery wall in your living room where you can hang images and messages that make you happy and boost your mood.