If you are having a rough day, a warm cup of coffee and a good view can make all the difference to your mood.
Home is where the heart is. After a long day at work, you need to head off somewhere you can cool off, stretch your legs and relax. Your home needs to be your personal lair where you can find shelter in. Here are a few aspects of your home that influence you and suggestions for positive changes you can make to create a more peaceful home environment that will nurture you and your family:
The view means everything. If you are having a rough day, a warm cup of coffee and a good view can make all the difference to your mood. According to psychologists, green is the best color as far as inducing relaxation is concerned. According to research, looking out over a green landscape can reduce anxiety, mental fatigue and increases the ability to pay attention. You do not have to have the view of a magnificent garden. Some potted plants can also do the trick.
Positive Changes You Can Make: If you do not have backyard or a view of a natural landscape, bring the greenery to you. Fill your home with potted plants. Decorate your windows with lovely plant baskets and flowers. Let your gaze linger on them often. You can also plant small herbs around the house, plus, who doesn’t like a kitchen garden?
According to color psychology, different colors can evoke different kinds of moods, feelings and emotional responses in human beings. While blue and green bring tranquility and help the mind to ease up, bold and dark colors should be avoided as they are known to evoke rage and anger. Generally, white paint helps smaller rooms appear larger and brightens up your room.
Positive Changes You Can Make: If you are planning to get your room painted, base it on the color of your furniture. Opt for shades that will brighten up not only your room but your mood as well.
Rearrangement of Your Furniture
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method of bring balance to your home by creating a better and more comfortable home environment. According to Feng Shui, the way you organize your furniture has a huge impact on your mood, success in life and your relationships. Rearranging your furniture makes a great project. Do not be afraid to shake things up a bit.
Positive Changes You Can Make: The number one rule of Feng Shui is decluttering, which means you need to place your furniture properly.
If you have kids, you need to pay attention to the kind of furniture you select for your home. Pointy corners of furniture are hazardous for small children and pets. How can you ever be at ease when you are constantly worried about the safety of your children? Always opt for furniture that is comfortable and homey.
Positive Changes You Can Make: Incorporate some curves in your home décor instead of making do with those nasty pointed edges. You can sew some colored cushions or bring home some curvy furnishing.
All in all, keep in mind the your home influences you and these are positive changes you can make to improve your life.
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