Since a home is where you feel most peaceful, relaxed, and spend time after a hectic day, you must start making a few adjustments to ensure you get that feeling. You’d be surprised how simple it is to make your home feel relaxing and how just a few small changes can make all the differences.
Before you know it, you can find your mood changing just because you’re in the right environment. Here are a few small changes you should make in your home:
Use Light Therapy
Many people tend to keep their smartphones close to them as they sleep to set their alarms or be sure to wake up on time. However, you can easily replace smartphones with silent alarm clocks. Especially with the ones that offer new technology and are designed in a way to follow a sunrise simulation, you’ll be able to wake up naturally instead of being shocked by the alarm sounds. This ensures a healthier way to start your day and makes you feel calmer, more peaceful and a lot more energized. Having a smartphone close by also makes it quite tempting to check your phone regularly or disrupt your sleep when you receive a notification. The blue light that the screen emits also reduces the melatonin that your body produces and therefore prevents you from getting sleepy.
There’s a reason you always feel more comfortable outdoors and it’s not just because of the fresh air. Nature has the power to make people feel more comfortable, peaceful, and easier to breathe. If you’re looking to make small changes in your home that will give that effect, then you need to bring more of the outside indoors. This can be done by adding plants to your living room area to add that natural touch or even choosing natural materials to make your home feel cozier and more comfortable. These materials include wood, granite, brick stones, bamboo, leather or you can even use them in your fabrics by adding cotton, wool, or silk. The more natural it feels to your eyes and your touch, the easier you’ll feel it is to breathe and more comfortable to spend time in.
Choose the Right Colors
If you’ve ever studied psychology, then you’ll know that there are so many elements around you that have a huge impact on your mood. One of those is colors. While using hot colors here and there in small doses gives a warm feeling, when used excessively it can start to enrage you or make you feel very uncomfortable. Instead, you should be using colors that bring out the best in you, are calming, soothing, and are easy to be around for long periods. In general, neutral or pastel colors tend to have that effect on people. However, having a splash of yellow can make you feel energetic and can be used in an office area or play area. Blue, on the other hand, is quite soothing and tends to make a person feel relaxed and that’s why it is very appropriate for a living area or even in the bedroom.
Make it Feel Cozier
Sometimes your connection to your home can make all the difference. If you feel it is soul-less or does not have a character, you can easily add life to it by accessorizing it and making it feel cozier. One way to do this is by adding colorful cushions or throws to your sofas and living area to give it a lively look and this could be a good chance for you to use natural fabric, too. Or, you can add wall art that matches the character and vibe you’re looking for, but makes your house feel more like home.
The amount of natural light you get at home will affect your mood. Because people feel best when the sun shines, you must try and let your home be filled with as much sunlight as possible. This can be done by making your windows bigger or even using mirrors to reflect the sunlight and make the room feel more lit.
Making changes at home doesn’t always have to cost a fortune, but sometimes all it takes is a few changes to make a house feel more like a home. From ensuring that it is comfortable and sleep-worth to adding a bit of color and natural feel to it, you can easily make small changes that make a big difference.