7 Decor Tweaks That Will Make You Happy and Delighted
Happy Home = Happy Life
Design and happiness have always been interlinked. Apart from work, we spend the second largest amount of our time at our home, so we need our homes to be spaces that are relaxing and comfortable. Being happy at home isn't necessarily something we consciously think about, but there are definitely ways to be happier at home.
We all feel down from time to time and depression is becoming more common. So surrounding yourself with things that will make you happy makes perfect sense. Things we live with affect us more profoundly than we think.
Here are seven interior decorating tricks that will make your house what it was always meant to be: your happy home.
Looking at happy photos triggers the part of the brain that induces happiness. In other words, a simple photograph has the power to change the way we deal with stress and fear.
Try this: Find your favorite photographs of friends and family, and print them out. Create a photo wall with matching minimalist frames to help you feel instantly uplifted every time you walk by. Use holiday pictures, fun times pictures, your closest loved ones, or even art/scenery that makes you happy. Consider including motivational quotes or your favorite signs.
Best yet take cute pictures of your kids, capture your golden moments with friends and family with hands on polaroid camera to get instant picture. Decorate those on the photo wall. Keep changing a certain elements of your photo wall with recent picture frames. What better would do that for you than this amazon super seller cute mini instant camera ( Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant camera ).
The colors that surround you have a serious impact on your mood, more than you realize. Yellow is known to evoke feelings of happiness, while blue induces feelings of relaxation and creativity. If you don't want to paint the entire room or house, do some wall in those colors.
Create a focal point of color on a particular wall or go for a colorful wallpaper instead. Doing an entire wall or even just a small area would make a statement in your house that could not only compliment the rest of the place but could also serve as a mood elevator. In addition to that, you can also try a few brightly colored pieces of furniture or other statement decor items of your choice in colors that spell happiness.
Fragrance has the ability to change your mood, so fill your home with the right scented accents.
Your favorite perfume or scented candle can stir up your emotions or cause instant calm. Pine scents can significantly reduce feelings of anxiety while citrus scents boost energy and alertness. Go for household products with a zesty scent or burn a lemon oil–infused candle or use citrus surface spray to feel energized and uplifted.
If there's a particular fragrance that takes you down memory lane to a part of your life when you had good times, mist it around your room and smell the happy feelings roll in.
Socializing and drinking alcohol are ranked in the top 15 happiness-inducing activities. So why not entertain the idea in the comfort of your own house? Invest in a quality bar cart and stock it with entertaining essentials. Invite friends over to catch up over homemade cocktails and good times.
Natural sunlight affects mood and quality of life. Open wide the windows that let in natural light or try swapping thick, heavy drapes for linen curtains. Designing your house in a way that allows natural light inside would definitely give you mood-boosting effects.
A salt lamp has an incredible power to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air. Like opening a window, a softly glowing salt lamp is a natural source of fresh, clean air. Keep it on your desk, in your living room, next to the bed, or anywhere else.
Himalayan salt lamps purify air by attracting water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorbing those molecules with the foreign particles they may be carrying into the salt crystal. As the lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc. remain locked in the salt.
These lamps naturally enhance your mood and to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. This is due to the effect of the negative ions (released by the lamp) on your body, improving blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, as well as providing a boost of serotonin the neurotransmitter which makes us feel happy.
Display Valued Collections
Do you have an unusual collection of items you value most? Don’t be afraid to display them throughout the home in places that will be seen but aren’t necessarily where one would expect. Keeping your most important and valued items hidden makes no sense. Bring them out for yourself and others to see. Let them make you happy more often, because what are collections meant for, after all?