Did you know that May is “Mental Health Awareness Month”? Neither did I until just recently! But I thought it was a great time to discuss
some ways that you can redecorate your home to help improve your mental health,
or the health of someone you care about!
Here are six low cost (& even some NO cost) tips:
Living in a messy environment can really increase anxiety levels! Some people get totally overwhelmed when they
live or work in a space that is dirty and cluttered. Start by removing items that you know you
will never use/need (i.e. old mail, newspapers, magazines, expired food/spices). Then do a thorough cleaning. If you’re tackling and entire house, do one
room at a time.
Remove items that remind you of “bad/sad
times”. This could be photos, coffee
mugs, or other items given to you by someone you are no longer in a
Choose a color that suits YOU.
Whites can make a room feel clean and spacious, light blues and greens
can have a calming effect, and yellow can make you feel bright and happy. The main thing is to match the color to the
mood you want reflected in that particular space.
Upgrade your bedding. Nothing updates AND uplifts the mood in a
bedroom better than some new, good quality bedding, sheets and pillows! You spend a lot of time sleeping in that bed,
so it should feel luxurious and comfortable.
Add live plants to a room. Live plants not only look good, but they
improve the air quality in a room! They
also serve as a healthy hobby…as you need to nurture them by watering and
caring for them.
Light up the space! Remove dark, heavy draperies and wash the
windows inside and out. Replace any
burnt out bulbs, and make sure that they all match within the same light
fixture. Add a lamp if the overhead light
is inadequate for the room. On the other
hand, change out florescent lighting if possible, and replace with a fixture
that uses softer bulbs; which will feel much more soothing.
These ideas are all pretty easy… just about anyone can do
them! So why not make some changes in
YOUR space to improve your mental health?
I think you’ll be glad you did!
Have you ever driven by a home for sale and noticed that
sign indicates that the real estate agent was from an office that is in an
entirely different area than where it’s listed?
An example of this would be an agent listing a home in Castle Hills…