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Interior Ideas to Help Make You Happier at Home

Story Highlights
  • #1 - Colour your mood
  • #2 - Add natural materials
  • #3 - Embrace the power of plants
  • #4 - Conquer the clutter
  • #5 - Expand the space with mirrors

Life is busy. We are overworked, overstressed, and overtired. We are kept busy with our full-time jobs, we have families that need our attention, and at the end of the day, it is very difficult to relax.

With the demands that life places on us, we need a tranquil and serene space to come home to every day where we can unwind and pay attention to ourselves. The right décor, furniture, and accessories play a big role in creating a comfortable space.

Here are 5 interior design ideas to help make you happier at home:

#1 – Colour your mood

Colour psychology exists because colours affect your mood. You should surround yourself with colours that calm you and assist in relaxing you after a long day or a long week.

Cool colours have a calming effect whilst warmer colours can be invigorating. Cool green or blue, for example, is relaxing and rejuvenating which makes it perfect for the bathroom or the bedroom.

Warmer colours like reds or purples are energizing and exciting which can contribute to a stimulating atmosphere in a home office or a living room. White walls make a small space feel larger and it brightens up rooms by reflecting light. 

#2 – Add natural materials

Natural materials can help you connect with nature and brings an organic feeling into your home.

Studies have shown that natural materials can help in improving sleep patterns and reducing stress levels.

Try replacing synthetic materials like fleece and polyester with cotton, silk, or wool. Other natural elements that you can bring into your home include plants, flowers, and sunlight.

Wherever you can, allow as much natural light to come into your home as possible and increase the flow of fresh air throughout the rooms. 

#3 – Embrace the power of plants

As said above, plants are a great way to bring a natural atmosphere into your home. It looks amazing and it can boost your mood, productivity, and concentration.

Plants clean the indoor air by absorbing toxins and other unhealthy particles that float around in your home. Studies have also shown that plants absorb noise, provide privacy, and reduce stress.

Apart from all these benefits, plants are generally aesthetically pleasing to the eye, so why wouldn’t you be happy to come home? Prepare your green fingers and bring some of your outdoor plants indoors. 

#4 – Conquer the clutter

One of the main reasons people feel unproductive and unmotivated at home is because of clutter. It forms so easily yet it is so difficult to get rid of it. Clutter adds to stress so get ready for some serious Marie Kondo-ing.

Think about how good you feel after you have cleaned the house and apply that feeling to decluttering your home. If you haven’t used it in the past few months, it should be thrown out.

Don’t wait for ‘one day’; it’s not a day of the week, so you shouldn’t be counting on it to come. 

#5 – Expand the space with mirrors

Mirrors are often underestimated when it comes to interior design but they can be very functional in a living space.

The art of Feng Shui tells us that properly placed mirrors can create the illusion of a bigger and brighter space even if the room is very small.

This effect works perfectly in small living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. You can even take it a step further and play around with colour by adding a mirror of coloured glass in your home. 

The power of a beautiful, well-polished home should never be underestimated. It is up to you to make sure that your home becomes your own little piece of heaven. 

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