Your home is your safe space. It’s where you go to relax and reenergize. With that sentiment in mind, it’s essential that your place has a positive vibe that makes you feel good.
Do you feel that your space is lacking in the feel-good department?
Well, we have good news for you! It’s entirely possible to put a positive spin on any room just by decorating it.
We’ve gathered together five decorating tips that will help you achieve peak comfort in your home. These simple tricks will have the best positive impact on your space, making it the perfect place for you to kick back and relax.
1. Bring in More Light
Light, especially natural light, is one way to make a room feel warmer and happier.
Lighten up your room with different lighting fixtures that create a layered effect. It makes the light softer on your eyes when you combine overhead light, task light, and natural light.
Use lamps and wall sconces to direct light upward to keep everything nice and bright.
Lights with dimmers are a plus for when you want to change the mood of the room. Sometimes you just need some softer lighting to help you chill out, but you don’t want to sit in complete darkness.
Dimmers give you that control.
Also, make your curtains easy to pull back or tie up, so it’s a simple transition to let the sunlight in. You can have curtains that completely block out the sun if you like, but make sure they’re easy to move out of the way.
Light is an excellent quick fix for any negativity hovering around!
2. Introduce Color Theory
Color absolutely affects your mood.
Just think about the emotions you associate with colors by default. Red equates to anger, and blue equates to sadness. While that’s not necessarily true for everyone, there is some truth to how colors connect to the way you’re feeling.
Specific colors in your design will make you feel happier when you’re in your space.
Stick to light and bright colors for a happy feeling. Think of whites and light greys for neutral tones. Pastel hues are fantastic for creating a relaxing atmosphere. Shades of yellow and green invoke positive emotions.
For your bedroom, choosing warm and earthy colors will give you a sense of calm.
When you start adding accessories, incorporate pops of color. This will bring some invigoration to an otherwise muted color scheme. Try to choose a color that makes you happy when you see it for the most impactful additions.
3. Keep Things Simple
Minimalist design is very “in” right now. It’s a great way to make a positive impact on your space.
When things become crowded, cluttered, and messy, you tend to feel more overwhelmed. Keeping things clean and straightforward, at least to the eye, will promote a feeling of calm and make your space feel serene.
That’s not to say you can’t have knick-knacks sitting around if that’s what makes you happy.
It’s more about keeping things decluttered. You need breathing room between your pieces and clean surfaces without stuff piled up. When it starts getting to be too much, you will feel weighed down.
You don’t have to start throwing stuff out, especially if you love it.
Try splitting up your decor and only putting out some of your items. Then you can trade things in and out of storage to keep your space looking fresh. As long you keep everything else put away, the room won’t feel too cluttered.
Strive to remember that less is more.
4. Soften the Lines
Harsh edges and sharp corners tend to give off a feeling that there’s danger around. Not to mention it’s hard on the eyes even if it makes things feel sleeker.
If you’re looking for relaxation and positivity, soft edges and curves are definitely the way to go.
Now that doesn’t mean absolutely everything has to be round. You can always have different shapes present in your design.
Balance out corners and edges with softer touches to negate the feeling that you might injure yourself at any moment.
Choose touches like:
- Circular mirrors or wall hangings
- Decor with curves
All are fantastic additions to incorporate a sense of comfort.
5. Make It Personal
The most important thing to take into consideration when decorating your space is what makes you happy. After all, you’re the one who has to live in your home, so it should positively impact you before anyone else.
Doesn’t it make sense to fill your space with things you enjoy?
Add in pictures of loved ones. Display your prized collection. Give some space to the subjects that inspire you the most, whether they be people, places, or things. Create a virtual garden in your living room if you adore plants!
If you’re happy with your space, you will feel more positive about it overall.
And, in the end, that’s what really matters.
Positivity in the home comes from many different places. It comes from the people who live there and the memories made within its walls. But you can absolutely influence the mood of a space by how you decorate it.
So start taking your interior design into account!
These five decorating tips will help you make the changes necessary to infuse your space with positivity. Once you implement them, the impact will be so great that you will feel the difference!
About the Author
Leon Grundstein has more than 28 years of experience in real estate development, with over two decades of experience in the retirement industry. He founded Lynnwood Scriber Gardens with a game changing business model to promote a healthy and robust retirement lifestyle for older adults.