Mental health and decoration: redefine yourself by reinventing your space

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By Narendra Rahurikar

Home has always been a comforting place to relax, rest and recharge, and in the aftermath of the pandemic, we are more at home than out. We often think about how to decorate in a way that will help lift our mood and bring a specific amount of positive energy into our home. And the answer is “small changes”. Identifying yourself and establishing a space that is both comforting and inspiring can go a long way towards ensuring your mental, emotional and physical well-being. Some small changes can lead to bigger changes in our lives; some examples include:

Color creativity: Certain colors are said to improve mood. According to research, blue and green can produce a tranquil environment, while orange and yellow can promote appetite, red and pink can inspire passion and energy, and purple can boost productivity. and creative thinking.

Furniture: when selecting furniture, look for things that reflect your personality. When it comes to choosing furniture, everyone has their own style; allowing the elements to reflect will undoubtedly help you to be comfortable and content in your own surroundings. Personal belongings, such as heirlooms and pictures that remind you of happy times, are also what make a place feel like home.

Invest in bed, sheets and sleep: Getting enough good quality sleep is the most powerful strategy for boosting your immune system and reducing stress. Given that we spend a third of our lives in bed, it makes sense to invest in the finest bedding and sheets, which can have a significant impact on the quality of our sleep and directly impact our mental health. .

Lighting: It’s essential to the functioning of a room and can have a huge influence on your health and well-being – it’s not called “mood lighting” for nothing! Although each area of ​​your home requires different forms of lighting, install adjustable lamps and spotlights in your living room and bedroom to create a peaceful atmosphere.

biophilia: This is a theory that humans have an innate affinity with nature and the natural world. Evidence indicates that using nature in some way in our home can lower blood pressure, improve our perceived mood, and improve our cognitive performance.

(Narendra Rahurikar is the Managing Director of D’fine. Opinions are personal)

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