This time of the year, the clouds can be grey, moods might be down, holidays are over and most people could use a general ‘pick-me-up’. We know. We’ve been there and want to share some simple ideas with you whether you are looking to remodel or even boost your lifestyle to keep your home feeling happy and healthy all year round.
Make life colorful! Add vibrancy and feeling to the home with the use of color, clutter free surfaces and inspirational art. Color psychology has shown us that different colors affect different moods in our minds and day. For example, a messy dark room with dark red paint tends to make people feel aggressive. Lighten the color or accent with minimalism, clear the space of color, and add a light or window. You will feel lighter and more at peace. It’s incredible. Lastly, have beautiful art on the walls. Displaying other’s creations of self expression allows us to be inspired to be our unique selves and create further beauty in our lives.
Keep a green mindset. Have a composting bin and recycling container in the kitchen. Clean with natural products that are free of dangerous and toxic chemicals. Get an oil diffuser, clean the air and release the healing benefits of essential oils into the air for your health and the health of those in your home! You can also place plants around the home both on the floor and suspended from the ceiling.
Take it Further
If remodeling is an option for you, add skylights or complementary windows to dark or stagnant places to create a more fluid air flow. Make sure to open doors and windows throughout the day and briefly in the morning, to release the sleep air and welcome the fresh air. Circulation is a huge key here!
Remember, every small step helps. Once you take one, the next will have more pull and you’ll find yourself excited about bringing more of a healthy lifestyle into your home. The goal is to feel good and live well, and that’s what you’re committed to!