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Aesthetics and Happiness: How Decorating Your Home Can Improve Your Well-Being

Aesthetics and Happiness: How Decorating Your Home Can Improve Your Well-Being

The things we choose to surround ourselves with play an important role in how well we feel when we spend time in particular areas. The aesthetic appeal of the home is in direct correlation with the overall atmosphere of the living space, and it is something that all interior designers are aware of, which is why they all strive to decorate a home in a way that feels inviting and welcoming, creating a space that oozes health, positive energy and has a subtle air of elegance to it, while also maintaining a dose of homeliness and familiarity that lets you connect with it on a personal level.

Decorating your home lets you personalize your living space in a way that is in line with your taste and stylistic preferences, and the way you choose to decorate your home can, in fact, improve your well-being and introduce a sense of balance into your interiors. Here, we’re going to explain the role of home decor in maintaining optimal happiness levels and enhancing a sense of wellness.

The right color choices and proper lighting improve your mood

The right color choices and proper lighting improve your mood

When decorating your home, one of the most important design elements you should focus your attention to is definitely the choice of colors for your living space. The colors we choose to surround ourselves often dictates what the general atmosphere of our home will be like, so it’s important to first do some research on the topic of color psychology and get acquainted with colors and the emotions they evoke. Different hues will generate different emotional responses, and when you coordinate the colors to the room’s purpose, you can easily achieve the desired effect, whether it’s to sharpen your focus, create a calming environment, or increase creativity. Lighting is another aspect that should be taken into account as it is directly linked to how well we perform and our overall level of happiness. The best source is, of course, daylight, but you should also make sure there are a couple of layers of lighting present in your home to ensure a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere in your living space.

The subtlety of details enhances the overall aesthetic appeal

The subtlety of details enhances the overall aesthetic appeal

There is a common misconception about luxury and how it has a negative connotation. However, that isn’t necessarily true. In fact, it is quite the opposite since luxurious details can help improve the overall appearance of your interiors as well as enhance the atmosphere in general. We all know that beauty often lies in the details, and sometimes, even the smallest of changes can have an immense impact on how aesthetically pleasing our living spaces are. Something as simple as upgrading your hardware can go a long way in bringing a dose of freshness and luxury into your home. Consider upgrading your old hardware with elegant boutique door handles – opt for those that best suit the style of your home and you’re sure to up your glamour quotient without breaking the bank. New hardware will freshen up your cabinetry and act as a breath of fresh air which will, in turn, positively affect your well-being.

The presence of natural elements promotes a sense of wellness

The presence of natural elements promotes a sense of wellness

An effective decorative tool, plants are natural elements that infuse the interior with a sense of calmness and help introduce balance into your living space. Nature’s air purifier, plants absorb the pollutants present in the air and use them to produce oxygen, filling our homes with fresh air. They can instantly give a boost to any space, reviving a dull, plain room and uplifting the overall appeal of your living space. Decorating your home with plants will result in a reduced risk of fatigue, headaches, and colds, and will also help lower your blood pressure, boost your well-being, and improve your overall perception of the space. Crystals are another natural decor element that can improve your wellness and improve your health due to their healing powers. Amethyst is often referred to as “nature’s tranquilizer”, while dumortierite helps bring balance, and both of them generate healing energies that help maintain optimal health, thus promoting a sense of wellness.

Caring for your home is a form of self-care

Caring for your home is a form of self-care

Managing stress and learning how to cope with it is an important part of self-care, and whether you decide to treat yourself to a day at the spa, take a day off from work or pamper yourself at home, those are all things that promote self-care and show how much your physical and mental health is important to you. Caring for your home is a reflection of your care for inner self, and if you’re constantly trying to improve the look of your living space or thinking of ways to make it more functional, it could be seen as a form of self-care, since you’re devoting your time and attention to make your living space more suitable for you. Bettering your home is, therefore, translated as a way of bettering yourself, only it’s a more indirect, subtle way of nurturing your inner being.

Our homes are our sanctuaries, and the way we choose to decorate it can tell a lot about our relationship with ourselves. When a home is decorated with self-care, aesthetics, and happiness in mind, all things fall into place, enhancing the overall sense of wellness and improving our mental and physical well-being.


traceyc1About the author:

Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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About the author:

Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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