You know the feeling when you come home and you find cat hair on the living room carpet, dirty dishes in the sink, and clothes thrown around the house. This situation can leave you feeling defeated, depressed and sometimes even miserable. You feel that you cannot run your life at your house. But if you come home to a clean space, furnished with cosy elements and filled with warm light, you feel pure joy, you compare your house with a cocoon. A fluffy rug, some large windows, and a clean sparkling kitchen are the epitome of happiness. Even if you find it hard to believe, the way your house is designed plays an important role in how you feel.

In this article, we will check the main ways that your house affects your wellbeing.  All the followings are actionable tips so you can change them according to your preferences.

Replace the hard edges with curves

You may not consider important the edge of the coffee table or couch when you design the interior décor of the house, but studies state that people have a primal fear of sharp objects. If you find it hard to believe, try to imagine that you are in a cave and you have to navigate through pointy rocks. How do you feel? Now try to compare the experience with the one of being in a room with angular objects.

When you buy big furniture items choose the ones that feature soft curves, they will offer you a sense of happiness and peace. It does not mean that you should replace the furniture if it is still functional, use soft covers like pillows to make them look more comfortable.

Bring plants indoors

If you want to feel happy at home, you should bring plants inside. Greenery has a beneficial effect on your wellbeing, from your blood pressure to your mood. If you are recovering from a health problem, staying in a house with plants will help you fight the anxiety you may’ve been experiencing. Adding plants will make you feel good because you will have something to care for, something you grow. Seeing your flowers blooming will make you happy.

Soon you will find that your indoor garden is the part of the house that brings you pure joy and you will want to extend it to your workplace, to have the same feelings when you are away from home.

Natural light has a positive effect on your mood

How do you feel when you enter a poorly lit space? You probably want to get out as soon as possible because you do not feel comfortable. Studies show that light, and especially natural light has a great effect on people’s moods. Try to remember how you feel when you walk in the park on a sunny day vs how you feel during autumn when it rains and there is no sunray in sight. The rays of the sun have the power to make you feel more optimistic and this is way luxurious spaces have large windows to let the natural light in. Large windows also increase the price of the house so they are an essential feature for an exclusive property.

The brighter the light in the house is, the higher the emotions you feel are, so if your house is brightly lighted, it will make happy every time you get home. During daytime open the drapes and blinds and allow natural light to enter your living space.

Repaint the walls

When visiting the doctor’s office, you feel uncomfortable, first because you experience health problems, and second because the space is painted is a cold colour. You feel chills on your spine when you enter a cold coloured space, it offers the impression of a sterile room.

You probably know that colours have a great impact on your mood and this is why you need to pay extra attention when you choose the hue for your house’s walls. For example, the bathroom should be painted in a soothing hue to help you relax while you bathe. Colours act in three different ways, neutral, passive and active. You can match the emotions you want to feel when in a certain room of the house, with the colour of the walls. Light colours will make your living room brighter and larger. Dark shades will make your bedroom feel more intimate and warmer.

  • Red – it boosts your energy levels, stirs up excitement and it looks elegant and rich
  • Yellow – it is uplifting and energizing, it stimulates your nerves and reactions
  • Blue – it is relaxing, serene and calming, dark blue can evoke feelings of sadness
  • Green – it is the most restful colour for eyes, it encourages unwinding and it promotes togetherness and comfort
  • Purple – it is sophisticated, dramatic and rich, it gives great depth to rooms and its lighter versions have a restful quality.
Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison