The way we decorate our home has an intimate relationship with our state of mind. In other words, the decoration of our house has a direct effect on how we feel, both inside and outside of it.
This is demonstrated by numerous studies, which affirm that the furniture and objects that we have in our home, as well as their orientation, the light, the colors and the fabrics that compose it, have a cause-effect on our thoughts and in our daily activities.
We all long to have the perfect home: that is natural stone, that makes us happy, that gives us calm and serenity, and that gives off something unique, something ours. Below we reveal seven tricks to get a house in perfect harmony with you and yours.
Order and Cleanliness?
It is perhaps the most important point. No matter how beautiful a home is, if it does not have an almost pristine order and cleanliness, the rest of the points will not be of much use.
A messy and dirty home can influence our stress levels and even our self-esteem; therefore, we must put special emphasis on keeping our home clean and tidy. This will also allow us to breathe better, make the most of the space and move around it more easily. Our house is our reflection, so let’s get to work and keep everything in order.
Just as an overloaded and over-decorated home can lead to stress, anxiety and even a feeling of lack of air, one in which minimalism reigns can also lead us to feel empty and uncomfortable.
Therefore, the key is to know how to choose well all the elements that make up our home, always according to our tastes and our style, but trying to create an aesthetic coherence between them.
The aesthetic is basic, but the comfort is even more so. Let us remember that a house is not a museum, it is a place to live; Our home. Therefore, it has to be comfortable and welcoming, and it has to make us feel good above all else.
There is no universal rule on how to make our home “comfortable”, but there are little tricks we can follow. For example, we should try to avoid that the furniture in which we spend more hours, such as the bed, the sofa, the armchairs, the table and the chairs in the dining room or kitchen, are too rigid or too soft, no matter how beautiful they are.
We also have to try to choose the furniture and decoration according to the size of the rooms. In addition, it is advisable not to mix the spaces; for example, not having the desk where we sleep or where we relax watching television or reading a book. If we do not have enough space, we can always go to room dividers.
Lighting is another key point. How many times have we heard that “it is a house with a lot of light”? Natural light is the one that gives more life to a house. Several studies show that it stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin, which are responsible for keeping our hearts and our moods working perfectly. So whenever possible we should try to use it.
Artificial light in natural stone also influences us directly, depending on its tonality. Warm lights create a more welcoming atmosphere, while white lights create a feeling of nervousness and uncertainty. However, depending on the stay, it is important to choose one or the other.
We can use a warm light in the living room and bedroom, to read or relax, while in the kitchen or study it is more common to resort to white light, since by making us feel more tense and alert, we will develop our tasks more aware.
Smells are another key point in our state of mind, and that is when our smell perceives pleasant stimuli our body automatically generates endorphins.
A specific smell can transport us to many places without moving from place to place. And it goes without saying how important it is that a home smells good. We always have to choose the scent that best suits us, so that it makes us feel comfortable and that it also matches our home. However, we must not fall into the trap of over-perfuming a room or the entire home, since we run the risk of it being too cloying and, it can even bother us.
Fresh scents are always a good option. They are usually used in the places where we spend more time, such as the bedroom or the living room. If we want to risk or give a different touch to a room, we can opt for more fruity or warm scents, such as rose or vanilla.
The colors in which we dress the house also influence our mood. In fact, each color has one or more different meanings, and several theories have even been developed about “the psychology of color.” When choosing the colors, we have to take into account the style with which our home is decorated and if they are going to match the furniture that is already in it.
Light colors, such as white, beige or pale salmon, are usually the most suitable, since they enhance and provide warmth, luminosity and a feeling of spaciousness. The warm ones, such as gray or brown, although perhaps riskier, are also a good option for the colder months of the year, since they provide incandescence. On the other hand, the cold tones, although they do not like everyone, help us to relax. We refer to green, mauve, blue, in its light hue.
We must try to avoid strong or saturated colors, such as red, black, orange, dark blue, etc., since they generate nervousness and also make the space smaller.
Flowers and Plants!
In addition to their beauty, flowers and plants provide countless benefits. As we know, through photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen, thus helping us to breathe better. In addition, it is proven that caring for a plant, watching it grow and flourish contributes to improving the quality of our thoughts, and due to their ability to generate humidity in the environment, they can help reduce static electricity at home.