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We are all carrying heavy mental burdens and are in need of some TLC. So are our homes.

These days, many of us are carrying heavy mental burdens. The pandemic has only worsened our mental health situation. Cocooned in our homes, most of us realized the value of a social circle – near or far. If there was a bright side, it’d be how we turned to transform our homes into oases of peace and love.

As we step into new seasons and brighter days, here are a few ways to support an elevated mood in your home naturally.

Bring in Plants

Living, green things require our attention and care, which can have therapeutic effects. Growing plants or gardening is one of the most rewarding mood-boosting activities. In fact, studies have shown that there is a bacterium in plant soil that can trigger serotonin, our “feel-good” neurotransmitter.  

Bring home a plant of any shape, size or sort that you like. Tend to it, watch it slowly transform the energy, mood and vibe of your home.

Create Space

Research shows that clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and open areas can promote feelings of deep relaxation. In addition, creating space in our physical areas seems to create space mentally. So ditch your unnecessary furnishings and keep it clean. 

Choose Colours Intentionally

The colours we add to our spaces, whether in the form of paint or furnishings, significantly impact mood. Choose earthy greens, rich blues, and soft tones for reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. After all, staring at blank walls matters too!

Bring in the Light

There are many ways to increase the amount of light in your home. 

For example, keep curtains and blinds open, use mirrors to reflect more light from the outside, and use more lamps and candles. All of this will positively impact your mood and energy levels.

Small tweaks like these make a significant difference to the mood of your home. Along with cultivating positive/affirmative habits, it is important to create and be surrounded by airy, well-lit and vibey space. You’ll be surprised to know how all of this affects your mood and wellbeing.

Use these little tips and naturally do up your dwelling. We’re sure you’ll love the change!

References

  1. Getting Dirty May Lift Your Mood ScienceDaily
  2. Why Does Organizing Help with Anxiety? SOVA, University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh