Interior design may be something that you have put on the backburner because you are not sure what to do with it. Did you know that the interior design of your home can actually change your behavior? It’s true! The way a room is arranged or the colors, lighting, etc. in a space can influence the way you feel. In a domino effect, the way you feel will then influence your actions. When you realize this, interior design becomes something that is pretty important! You wouldn’t want to have negative vibes and be in a bad mood in the place you spend most of your time: your home. Here are a few ways you can use interior design to help lift your mood and have a positive impact on your behavior:
- Lighting. The lighting you use in your home can affect your emotions. Natural lighting is always the best to use if available because it increases serotonin levels, making you happier and chasing away seasonal depression.
- Color. This is a complex area of design, and different colors may be better for different people. Just be aware that each color can invoke an emotional response, so study the possibilities carefully before you decide to paint a room. For example, blue is calming and peaceful while red or orange can elicit feelings of intensity or impulsiveness. Think about what you want the overarching feeling to be in a room and choose a color that will match.
- Organization. You’ve probably heard of feng shui or the idea of organizing your space in such a way that you will thrive emotionally. There is definitely some truth to that! Arranging your furniture in an open way and de-cluttering your home can do wonders for your emotional well-being.