We are all becoming more familiar with the pains of mental health, and as a result, research is being conducted much more frequently into changes we can make to improve our state of mind. One of those areas is the home, and more specifically how we decorate our spaces. Here we will look at some of the ways you can change your decor to be more mindful.
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The meanings behind different colors and how they make us feel have been acknowledged for a long time, but our homes are where these effects can really take place. When decorating your home you should be using soothing, harmonious tones from room to room to create a more peaceful living environment. Colors like soft blues and oranges are ideal for a living room, for example, so that you have a space to relax and to not feel over-stimulated.
Bringing nature indoors is hardly a new premise, but have you asked yourself why it is important to do so? Decorating with various plants and other natural materials will help purify the air and add a sense of vibrancy to your rooms. Your options are seemingly endless from small potted houseplants that can introduce some flashes of color around your home, to larger trees like a Norfolk Island Pine.
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You should look to reduce the amount of clutter you have around you when you are decorating for a mindful home. Depending on how far you would like to take this premise, you might want to just tidy things away so that you have a clear mind thanks to an empty space. However, a minimalist way of living might not be too far away from your thoughts. Explore the philosophy of less is more in order to free up your thoughts just for the essentials rather than cluttering it with the unnecessary.
An inspiration home should have some form of art within it. If you are someone who needs to create a safe space for your mental health, then consider what imagery and work makes you feel at ease. A physical representation of the soothing images that you might experience if you took part in guided imagery is a good place to start for those people who are aware of their mental health.
The reason we are discussing decor with an eye on mindfulness is because of how important it is to recognize how our surroundings can be a contributing factor to our state of mind. The recommendations made here all comes with scientific research backing them up to say these are good for the home and mind. Other suggestions include having custom window treatments that allow for lots of daylight into the home. Mental health is an important subject to discuss and while that might be with someone who has a masters in clinical mental health counseling, you should also feel comfortable to address these issues outside of the professional setting for your own health.