Mood Boosting Décor

It’s true…good décor can affect your mood and psychology. The emerging design field of Neuroarchitecture looks at how space, light and room layout contribute to our physical and psychological well-being. The premise is to consider how each feature of the architectural environment influences certain brain processes such as those involved in stress, emotion, and memory,” says Eve Edelstein, PhD.

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Check out these ideas for making your home a little happier!

Decor gives us visual clues and affect our psychology. Through good visual clues and the placement of familiar pictures and objects around the home that lead to safe and inviting spaces such as the garden or kitchen, people begin to walk with purpose and intention. This is proven by companies that create therapeutic environments for dementia sufferers.

Soft Geometry is an element of mood-boosting décor. The brain likes soft lines in furniture and architecture because it is less threatening to the brain’s amygdala. If the key pieces in your home are curved, the body is cued to relax.

Original Art is another element which can create an uplifting feel in your space. One of a kind pieces establish a sense of authenticity and trust.

Rearranging your home can lift your spirits and make you feel sunnier. Change in the home triggers happiness and positivity, since after your home remains the same for a long time you get used to it and it becomes stale.

If you’re seeking some more inspiration, check out Jonathan Adler’s book on “100 ways to Happy Chic Your Life”!  Most importantly, have fun with implementing your mood-boosting decor! Our clients say these decor tips have helped them create a space in which they feel more rested, peaceful and positive.


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