We all know that how our homes look has an impact on our mood, but Harper’s Bazaar recently highlighted some design tips that are scientifically proven to make you feel happier.
If you’re looking for a way to revamp your interior and boost your mood at the same time, they’re certainly worth considering.
At the top of the list is introducing round shapes. The publication stated: “Round shapes in particular induce positive emotions such as approachability and friendliness, while spherical objects communicate balance, which can help us feel at ease with our surroundings.”
If you live in a period property, you could find that you’re able to carry this theme through on your ceiling by restoring the ceiling roses that are typical in many period homes. If they’re not in great condition, get some help with your plaster ceiling decoration from a specialist.
When it comes to colours that make you happy, blue is at the top of the list. It’s described as “one of the most calming and serene colours” by the publication, and it’s been scientifically proven to lower your blood pressure.
Natural light is another essential in any home, and one that’s been proven time and again to help improve our moods. If you’re not lucky enough to have large windows that let the light flood in, try simple tips like introducing reflective surfaces to rooms to help bounce the light around.
The Daily Mail recently shared some predictions of future interior design trends from a range of experts. Among the things that they’re expecting to see is a shift away from minimalist interiors, with homeowners introducing more colour and patterns to their spaces.