Over time, people have come to realize that their thoughts, interactions or mental health can sometimes be influenced by certain design layouts or colors.

Living in an era where negativity and depressing news on the pandemic seems to be the hottest news on every media channel, we’ve come to realize that we need a break, and we need it fast!

Most retail store owners have often placed certain products under bright colors or interesting shelves to attract the attention of their customers who stop by with the intent to purchase an unrelated item.

On the other hand, eateries have also exploited these opportunities to stimulate hunger, and to encourage customers to stay longer.

Despite being a generally acceptable approach in the business world, only a few people have spared a thought towards the psychological effects of magnificent design layouts and decor elements that are infused when it comes to designing their own homes. Typically, people sometimes only go as far as it takes to hear someone else tell them their option “look good”

Without a doubt, there have been times when we walked into a room and immediately felt depressed. Other times we felt a little bit of excitement, even without being able to trace the source of these mood swings.

What Therapists Think

According to studies, therapists have revealed that a persons feelings can be directly affected by the decorative options they adopt in their homes, this is also why ancient Feng Shui principles have repeatedly advised about the positive energy that can naturally be accessed in a room effortlessly, if the room is properly set up. To achieve mental stability and a positive aura in your home, you could consider any of the few tips below:

Minimizing Clutters

You may be in love with all those indoor plants and wall arts that you choose to put them all up, but the thing about having everything displayed is that it is a simple recipe for cluttering. Too much of anything can sometimes be a bad thing. This is why it is important to cut down the amount of accessories in your living space.

If you often have to push through a table to walk out of your kitchen, then maybe that table shouldn’t be there in the first place. You may not have noticed it, but your brain often has to process how you’d best maneuver your next trip to and from the kitchen and that could result in stress.

Infuse Nature

Everything about nature can be soothing, and if you find yourself sometimes staring at your neighbor’s flowers, you probably may need to adopt a few indoor plants to help you feel the same way in your home. You may find yourself relaxing to the views of the perfectly curled edged of your plant’s leaves while you take a coffee break.

Proper Lighting

Light is life. A person’s cerebral activity can be very low in a poorly lit environment because of poor visibility. Years and years of research has also revealed that living in basement apartments can have a negative psychological impact on people because of poor lighting or the absence of natural sunlight. To make your home a happy one, take a shot at every decent opportunity to infuse more light into your home.

Brilliant Bright Colors

Colours can also have an effect on the way you feel. This is why it is important to paint your interior space with a colour that is bright and exciting. While red can easily increase your appetite, it may also put your repeatedly in an angry mood. However, blue and it’s family have been known to calm nerves a lot. Maybe because it replicates the colour of the ocean.

To sum it all up, whenever you take a trip to a friend’s house, or a 5-star hotel, make a mental note about how you feel, and the reason why you feel that way. That could help you identify the positive and negative triggers, thus helping you keep tabs on your emotions – and finally knowing what you could add or remove in your own home.