Your home should be your haven to escape to. But, as surprising as it may sound, sometimes stress-causing elements find their way into your private sanctuary. And, if not addressed immediately, your home can soon take over your mental peace. Here are 4 things in your house that are raising your stress levels.
1. Wrong Furniture Placement
Whether you are a seasoned decor enthusiast, or you have just dipped your toes into the decor world, odds are, you already know that furniture placement plays a major role in making your house a home. In fact, the placement of the furniture pieces has a major impact on your mind. Having excessive things in your way as you stroll through a room—be it mess or furniture pieces can prompt stress. Instead, we recommend that you space out your furniture to make path for unwinding. Additionally, the direction of the pieces matters too. For example, a bed facing east or west can help you get better sleep and promote clarity.
2. Flat Lighting!
The lighting of our home affects our mood and can be a reason for stress and anxiety. So, ensure you take advantage of natural light to liven up your space. If you live in a space with limited windows, then carefully analyze what you put beside them. Sunlight helps raise the serotonin levels in our brain, which helps us feel good, while poor lighting brings it down making us feel stressed out and depressed. For example, in case you’re wondering where to put a reading seat, consider putting it by a window that gets the most natural light. Additionally, these days you get a lot of mood lighting options, readily available. Use them!
3. Echos In The House
Though it might sound strange, but too much echoing can add to your stress levels. So, ensure that your home doesn’t have sounds echoing too much by including plenty of sound absorbent materials like thick carpeting, heavy drapes etc.
4. A Dull & Lifeless Color Palette
When it comes to picking a palette for your space, consider how each shade affects your mood. Vibrant hues like oranges and reds stimulate your mind, while muted tones like grays and blues help you calm down. So, ensure the paint you choose changes color when the light falls on it. Colors that can change tone from day to night turn the room into a whole new experience. When you cover an entire room in a flat color it reflects and intensifies, which in turn pulls down your mood. Hence, while picking the paint, pick a color that is a touch lighter and grayer than what you may think.