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Are you aware that the spaces you surround yourself with impact your life significantly?
Ask yourself whether the space you are currently in makes you feel happy, stressed or relaxed.
The nature of your space significantly affects your mood and can even affect how you feel physically.
Now translate that fact to the home you live in and the interior décor of your home.
Suppose your home and décor spark a feeling of happiness, belonging, and joy. Your emotional well-being is positively affected, and your mental health is excellent.
The converse is also true.
Let’s look at what you can do to ensure that your home and décor has the desired effect on your mental well being.
The architecture and the interior design of your home can be harnessed to provide you with a safe haven that makes you happy and is a true home, a place of relaxation.
Your Home is Your Castle
That is right, your home is your castle, and you are the Kings and Queens.
When choosing to either build or buy your home, spend as much time thinking about how you feel when you enter the property and the home as you think about the financial aspects.
The property should “talk to you” or viscerally connect with you.
Consider how the layout of the house feels to you. For example, suppose you are continually stressed that there is no guest toilet. You are reminded of this every time you have a visitor. In that case, this is a continuous stress trigger.
Choose a house that does not have these triggers. If it does, alter the house.
Your Living Space Should Reflect You and Your Personality
Environmental psychology is a body of research on how living space affects our mental state. Everything around your house, from how you arrange your room, how much sunlight enters your room, and how the room is decorated, affects your emotional state.
The interior of your home can make you feel wholly authentic and relaxed once it appeals to your senses and your particular stylistic taste.
Some people have an excellent understanding of what this taste is, whilst others are not so familiar with achieving this. A consultation with a professional and experienced interior designer can help you identify with your style.
Two of the main ways your personal space can improve your quality of life.
Boost in your Productivity
Work and your ability to focus on your work is facilitated by less clutter.
A really cluttered environment is an obstacle to productivity and is chaotic.
Here are a few suggestions on how to maximize your personal space.
- Remove unnecessary gadgets that are not being used
- Keep your workstation minimalistic and tidy (leave only the bare essentials on your desk)
- Put away or file unnecessary paperwork
Clarity of Your Mind
Research has shown that clutter affects your mood and can even result in feelings of stress and anxiety.
If your interior space is kept clean and well organized, you will feel less distracted and be more emotionally balanced.
So if you want to change your mood naturally, look into the living space or the environment you work in. You may be able to change some things around to boost your mood.
Once again, this is personal, so you need to analyze what works best for you.
Signing Off Summary
Your home is probably the most significant investment you will make.
It is also where you will spend most of your time outside your work environment.
With so many people now electing to work from home, you may spend most of your time there.
Give some thought to the architecture and interior of your home and provide yourself with the best possible environment for your mental health and general psychological state.