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How Interior Design Can Improve Your Well-Being

Imagine yourself walking into a spacious hotel suite, complete with stunning views, a California king bed and even it’s own Jacuzzi. I bet you’re imagining how at ease and relaxed you are in this hotel room. Where we are and what surrounds us contributes to our moods, emotions and even our daily behaviors. Therefore, it makes sense that interior design and well-being go hand in hand, in other words, see how your home’s décor and design have a profound effect on your mental and physical health.

More Lighting

You may or may not already know this but the amount of light, whether natural or artificial, your home is receiving is affecting your state of mind. Those with more lighting in their homes are expected to be more optimistic, relaxed and confident. If you want to wake up refreshed, look around your room and take note of all the lights around. A simple home improvement idea is to add as much natural lighting as possible. If not possible, try to add more artificial lighting and see how the extra lights add to your overall mood.

Color Palette

So just like lighting, the colors that are present in our houses can affect our moods and emotions. Have you ever wondered why many restaurants choose to have red in their logos? Perhaps the color red evokes hunger, as well as love and desire. Scientists agree that colors can stimulate or suppress specific emotions. An interior design tip that will be a positive impact on your well being is to choose décor and furnishings in the color palettes you like. Once surrounded by your favorite shades, watch how fast your mood will be uplifted.

Add Nature

From easy-to-care for succulents to more elaborate plants, greenery will add a breath of fresh air to any area and is a home design that has a positive effect on your overall well-being. If you aren’t familiar, Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of creating harmony in your home. If you aren’t ready to Feng Shui in your home, a good start is to add greenery. Incorporate the natural world into your home interior design, and natural elements to help create a calm and serene space that will, in turn, help you to maintain a calm state of mind.

Your Space, Your Things

Lighting, color and Feng Shui are all home interior tools that can help make your space expansive. However, our interior designers say one way to cheer up any home and its residents is to decorate with décor and accessories that make you happy. If you love that antique your grandma passed on to you, make it the focal point of the room. You have to live in your home, you should love the items in it. Plus, you’re more likely to enjoy an area of your home decoration if it is filled with color and sentimental items you cherish the most.

Credit: Décor Aid, Pinterest

SUBMITTED BY MELISSA DUBROC

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