Have you ever realized that you were in a bad mood, but really had no reason to be? Maybe you just feel edgy every time you arrive lately. Well, it could have something to do with your surroundings. Certain colors and elements naturally have a positive impact on your mood. So, using these mood-boosting redecorating tips could naturally turn that frown upside down.
Focus on the Kitchen
Ideally, the hearth will be the center of your home. Being in your kitchen gives you feelings of comfort. This is where stories and laughter are shared, so you naturally feel a sense of protection. If you have an elaborately decorated home, but have missed the mark on your kitchen this room should receive a little more attention.
Add a Floor Fountain
It is nearly impossible to be in a bad mood around a floor fountain. These stunning pieces of art relax your mind and have a soothing impact on the space they occupy. This may be all you need to leave the stress of the day at the door. if you don't have the space for a floor water feature, opt for a smaller tabletop or wall-mounted one instead.
Uncover the Windows
Those windows do not need to be hidden behind heavy curtains all the time. Sure, in the summer, you want to block the rays to keep it cooler inside your home and in the winter the curtains contain the draft, but open them when you can. You feel more centered and in control when you can see the weather and know what is going on outside.
Most homes are filled with a tremendous number of straight edges. Not only are these harsh lines created by tables, shelving, electronics, etc., your door frames and windows contribute to this, too. Add as many curved lines as you can. Your peripheral vision is linked to the amygdala, a primitive part of the brain that naturally responds to things a certain way. Curved lines are comforting and promote relaxation.
Whether you paint a canvas, enlarge a print or make a sculpture, original art transmits a sense of trust and authenticity. You are essentially adding your fingerprint to the space.
Sometimes, you don't even have to spend any money to give your home a positive lift. Even an environment you love can grow stale with time. You don't have to flip your space upside-down, but play with lighting and move a few things, and you might feel your mood lighten, too.