Your home is your place of refuge from the outside world. It is your sanctuary; your safe and ideally happy place. But if your mood is less than positive and cheerful when you’re at home, then you might want to make a few changes to lighten the way you feel.
Here are some ideas that may be useful to you.
#1: Bring in the light
Light is a natural mood-enhancer, so if you suffer from dark moods because of a dark home, then you might want to do something about it. You might want to find ways to bring in more natural light, so consider renovating your home with a skylight, or these patio doors from The Bifold Shop. Invest in some lighter curtains or shades if your current set inhibits the light coming in. And consider artificial light sources in rooms where light is dim, such as overhanging lanterns, brightly coloured wall lamps, and indoor fairy lights to chase away the gloom.
#2: Surround yourself with your favourite things
This is your home, so it should be filled with the things you love the most. So, you might want to hang up photos of cherished friends and family on your walls. You could display your favourite collectible items in places that catch your eye. You might choose colours that you adore when mixing up your home decor. And you might add anything that is suited to your hobby, such as a new bookcase if you love reading, or some movie posters if you’re a bit of a film buff. Add anything that will elevate both your living space and your mood.
#3: Bring the outdoors in
Being in nature can improve our mood, not only because of the beauty in what we see but also because of the health benefits of our plants and trees. It makes sense then to try to recapture that indoors. There are simple things you can do, such as adding a few houseplants and vases of flowers, but you can also get creative, using the ideas here to bring a touch of life and nature into your living space. Add a pet or two as well, such as a tropical fish and a bird, and your indoor nature sanctuary will be complete!
#4: Create relaxation zones
There will be certain areas in your home where you find it difficult to relax, perhaps because you are living with others, so look for that place in your home where you will be able to get away from it all and chill out. Your bathroom is the obvious place to start, as you might be able to create a home spa to fully nurture all of your senses. You might also consider converting a spare room into something suited to your hobbies, perhaps setting up a reading, games, or home cinema room, so you have a place to enjoy your downtime.
Your home should be your happy place, so consider what you can do to make it so today. Use our ideas, or if you have any ideas of your own, let us know, for the benefit of all of our readers.
Take care, and thanks for reading!