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Whether you’re looking to update some features of your home or planning a complete overhaul to freshen things up, redecorating your home can be an incredibly cathartic process which leaves you in a much better state of mind. You may find yourself wondering how small details can have such a drastic impact on the way you feel at home, but don’t underestimate the power of interior design on your psychological well being. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the changes you can make to give yourself a boost.

For starters, consider introducing a biophilic design to your home. This basically means bringing nature indoors to start to move your living space away from the artificial and reintroducing the natural life to our homes. Some ways that you can introduce a biophilic design are as follows; use natural materials for your furnishings, improve your home’s access to natural light, add pictures that represent nature. These changes can make your home more calming and restorative, two things we should all expect at a minimum from where we live.

Now, as we are concentrating on the psychological impact your home decor can have on you, it would be remiss of us to not discuss color, specifically your walls. There are a number of ways that you can improve your living space for your mentality and the color you choose for your walls will be a large part of that. For example, the color choice you make can make a small space feel bigger and can make a room feel calmer. With that in mind, make sure you explore what the effect each color has on us. Red is suggested to a bad tone for people with blood pressure but is recommended for an eating space because it encourages appetite. You’ll be amazed at the different ways the colors we see and use affect our thoughts and actions.

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You don’t have to look at a complete overhaul to make improvements to your home, however. If you find yourself unhappy with your furnishings or interior design, make small changes. That could be as simple as looking into French tables for the dining room or it could be changing your lighting to be better for your mood. Drastic change is not always the best approach and can actually be harder on yourself. Making small changes regularly will keep your home looking fresh and up-to-date without the need for an overhaul every year.

Finally, if you’re ready to get decorating make sure you look around online for the best tips on how to improve your home in a way that helps you. There are changes that we can all make in our lives to aid us as we all attempt to be a little bit healthier and to bring some more happiness to our homes.