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Psychology of Space: How Your Interior Affects Your Mood

No matter where in the world you travel to or which luxurious place you end up staying, nothing can replace the comfort of your home. The popular saying rightly advocates “home sweet home” but have you ever wondered why? It’s because the warmth of your house interior has a positive influence on your mood, making it eternally perfect for you! There are a lot of factors that contribute to this restorative impact on your interiors, let us take you through some of them.


Factors Of Your House Interior That Affect Your Mood:

1. Use Of Space

Imagine being asked to live in a room piled with furniture, clothes, books, and whatnot. You can’t, can you? That’s because cluttered spaces tend to make us anxious. Wide spaces, on the other hand, encourage us to keep an open mind and elevates our spirits.

So, it’s essential to make the right use of your space by bringing your organising and allocating skills into play. This means placing your furniture and belongings in a way that they occupy only the required space and you have enough room to move around. You can also resort to visual tricks like choosing light colours, bright lights, and compact furniture to give your home a spacious look.

Pro tip: When things get boring, re-arrange your furniture and make way for new energy!

2. Pave The Way For Light

Living in a space with no or low lights consistently can make you feel sad or demotivated. Whereas think of a room golden with sunlight, and you can already feel the happy and positive vibes that come with it. Allowing some sunlight in your home brings both psychological and physiological benefits. It helps to increase your serotonin levels and alleviates anxiety and also motivates you to show efficiency in everything you do.

Not just natural light, but even artificial lights have an impact on your mood. Warm-hued lights have a welcoming and calming effect in comparison to bright LED lights. Make sure that the lights aren’t too dim or it could set a negative vibe, and dinner time won’t be that bright. If darkness makes you uneasy at night, try adding a soothing lamp in your bedroom for a good night’s sleep!

3. Picking The Right Colours

Different colours represent different moods. Not only through their physiological attributes, but also across the levels of saturation and brightness. So the colour you choose for your home plays an important role in affecting your mood.

Compare the colours like blue or red against black or grey, and you’ll find the former to be more appealing for your home interior. However, if it’s a choice between sky blue and cyan, then sky blue has a soothing effect as compared to the energetic effect of cyan. Basically, go for a colour palette that’ll have a calming and relaxing effect on your mood.

4. Greens To Soothe Your Eyes

Making nature a part of your abode will naturally elevate your mood. The best way of doing this is by adding house plants and flowers to your home’s aesthetics. Keeping a few easy-to-care plants at home can be good for your mental and physical health. Other than adding to your house interiors, plants also act as filters that enhance air quality and reduce allergens.

Flowers can be the best agents to enliven the atmosphere within your home and boost your mood. After all, who doesn’t like to see a few bright pops of colour on a regular day? Even their soft fragrance can brighten up your day, so, go ahead and buy some flowers!

5. Adding A Touch Of Art

There are several studies that prove that art and design around us have a positive influence on our mood. Look around closely and you’ll find different shapes, patterns, and designs that speak to you.

Making art a part of your decor can give your space a welcoming effect. Now, remember that art doesn’t have a defined form and is subjective. So it can be anything from paintings and sculptures to the designs on your home wallpapers and bedsheets. Basically, choose things that spread happiness and shower you with positivity.

Summing Up

Like a kid who builds a nest by surrounding themselves with their favourite toys, you too need to carefully choose the aspects of your interior. After all, they’re the ultimate factor in deciding your mood and making your house a home. Now that you know how your home interior affects your mood, our part in uplifting your mood is done!

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