Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in a rut in life, or even just in the way we feel at home. Plus, our environment can play a role in our outlook and emotional state. And, as of this writing, most of us have spent a year quarantining, spending an excessive amount of time sitting around in our homes. So, it’s a great time to explore some décor tips to boost your mood and inject some fresh life into your home.
Don’t underestimate how much some simple interior design and decorating changes can affect how you feel from day to day. If you’ve been contending with some ennui or malaise, try using some of these décor tips to boost your mood!
Décor Changes to Help Improve Your Mood
- Add live plants to your home for an instant mood boost and a healthier indoor environment. If you don’t have any, get some; if you already have some, get more!
- Let in more natural light and fresh air.
- Find other opportunities to add elements from nature into your home.
- Mount mirrors on walls in places where they’ll reflect natural light.
- Seek out new decorative items that you love. If you’re short on display space, swap out some of the stuff that’s been hanging around for a long time.
- Group decorative items in threes.
- Rearrange the furniture. In particular, address any of these common furniture-arranging mistakes that may be at play, creating an off feel in your rooms.
- Add color. Consider painting accent walls, getting vibrant new throw pillows, hanging some bold new art, and so on.
- Get rid of clutter! It has a significant depressing affect on mood and can even interfere with your ability to concentrate. You’ll feel great and so much more comfortable after you finally deal with it.
- Replace light fixtures that cast focused beams with ones that give off ambient light.
- Get some new area rugs for a new look and to create a more organized feel by delineating different living spaces within rooms.
- Tackle home repairs you’ve been putting off, like cracks or holes in the walls, squeaky doors, dripping faucets, etc.
- Keep bedrooms free of TVs, computers, and other electronic devices.