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One of the great myths about home improvement is that it is about money, when in fact you can make adjustments to your home while being sensible with your cash. It is more likely that you are struggling to find the time for any home improvement because life is coming at you fast, it does and it will continue to.
The pace of life can cause all sorts of stress, and that is why taking a small bit of time out of your busy schedule to spruce up your home is important. Your home should be where you feel most relaxed and if there is a monkey on your back telling you it needs refreshing, then your home will haunt you as much as your job. Here are some ways to make small changes which will improve your house and your head.
The more we learn about mental health the more we start to understand how our environment affects our state of mind. Never is this truer than the impact the home has on us from what it should do to what it does.
One of the areas that you can quickly change that will be beneficial to you is giving the spaces you live in a fresh lick of paint with colours that are good for your health. It might seem like something that strikes you as a little out there, but there is plenty of science to back up the need for the colours of your home’s various rooms to match their uses and needs. With that in mind here are some of the colours you might want to work with and what they do to or for you.
- Blue – This is a calming colour and therefore works well in rooms that you are planning to relax in like the bedroom.
- Yellow – A pale tone can be used to bring light and space to a room that is lacking in either. Yellow is positive colour that is supposed to elicit happiness and optimism.
- Green – Another calming colour, but this time with an energetic twist.
- Purple – A perfect example of colour psychology, purple stimulates the imagination and is therefore good for rooms that you are working in or for younger ones.
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Another easy change to make in the home is updating your furniture. There are many ways to do that from buying leather sofas or upcycling your old furniture into something fresh. The latter of these can also give you something of a project to do which will distract you from the hectic schedule you have outside of the home. It is important to have a hobby to occupy your mind as much as your work or other factors in your life.
Alternatively, you could assess the layout of your rooms and consider a new approach. Rather than letting your current setup stagnate and become something you resent, freshen up your look by rearranging your furniture maybe in coalition with a fresh paint job to create a completely new feel.