With everything going on in the world right now, it’s perfectly reasonable to recognize that a lot of us are feeling more than a little bit down these days. Being stuck at home is no fun, and this is especially true if your living space is lackluster. Our environment absolutely influences our mood, and now that we’re home more often than usual, now the perfect time to make some improvements! Here are five fun tips to help boost your mood at home.
Decluttering and Cleaning
A cluttered and dusty living space can be very anxiety-inducing. Now that you’re spending so much time at home, what better opportunity is there to finally do the spring cleaning you always promised yourself you’d get around to? It’s also a great excuse to buy some cute storage solutions to keep your things tidy and add some decor to your rooms at the same time.
If your home is a bit on the smaller side, it’s not a bad idea to make the most of the space with creative storage techniques to maximize it. For instance, the use of baskets and wall hooks can help you make the most out of your space. Once you’ve put everything where it belongs, you’re sure to be amazed but how much bigger and open feeling your home is. You’ll feel so much more relaxed in a tidy space, and the best part is you’ll never have the scramble to look for something in the pile of clutter.
Add Some Light To Brighten Up Your Day
Dark and dingy rooms can take you from being refreshed to listless fairly instantly. Furthermore, dark spaces can actually increase eye strain when you read or stare at a bright screen, too, making you feel more exhausted in a shorter amount of time. In addition, a dark room can also make your living space feel smaller than it really is, which can also increase anxiety and stress. Because of this, you really want to take the time to make sure you have ample sources of lighting in your rooms.
You can take advantage of natural lighting by adding shades or blinds to let light in, without heat from the sun making your room uncomfortable. Artificial lighting can be used to supplement natural light, and of course, brighten up your rooms when it’s nighttime. Lamps come in all sorts of different styles and sizes and can help add a decorative flair to your rooms even when the lights are off. Opt for a warmer bulb for use indoors to add a cozy feel to your home.
Make Your Home Feel Homey With Ceramics
Your home should obviously be one of the most personal spaces in your life, and a great way to personalize your home is to add some pottery! Pottery has so much variety; you can get different styles, shapes, sizes, and colors. You can even get custom-made pottery online or — if you’ve got an artistic streak running through you — you can make your own pottery for that extra personal touch. Making your home feel like yours is a great way to feel at ease and relaxed in a space that truly is yours. A vase or bowl on a coffee table can instantly make a living room feel more lived in and used.
Add Some (Plant) Life to Your Rooms
One of the easiest ways to revitalize a living space is by adding some greenery! Plants help reconnect indoor spaces with the natural energies of the outside world, and we can all agree that we’re all missing that these days. A bit of nature is another great way to make your living space feel less constricting and anxious-inducing, as well as providing an added splash of bright color. Not only that, taking care of a few potted plants can help take your mind off your anxieties and worries and make you feel good about nurturing and providing for something.
Keep Your Rooms Refreshing With the Right Colors
One of the first impressions you get when you walk into a room is the color of the walls. A drab office gray or brown can instantly ruin the atmosphere of a space. Calming colors like shades of blue or green, though, can help to create an easing environment to work in. Repainting the walls with a color that you like can also do a lot to improve your mood! Your walls literally make up your home, so why live with a wall color someone else chose? Surrounding yourself in colors that make you happy is sure to feel better.
Is Your Home Sparking Joy for You?
If you have been feeling down lately, something as simple as redecorating your home can seriously boost your mood. That said, depression is a very serious mental illness and should be taken seriously. If you suspect you may need more than a little bit of renovation therapy to cheer you up, then you may want to learn more about TMS treatment to guide you out of your funk. However, if you’re just feeling a little blah and are in need of a quick pick-me-up, these five tips can help you enjoy brighter days in your freshly renovated home!