Redecorating for Emotional Health continued...
If your home is full of items that are pleasing to you, like art and accessories, and is clean and orderly, an environment of calm is created. This aesthetically pleasing environment is based on a number of factors, including color, representation, order and cleanliness.
- Color. The colors used in your home should be hand-picked by you. Different personalities prefer different colors, so you should do some research about the effects that colors have on you before choosing a home color scheme. Keep in mind that each color has a psychological value. Think about how certain colors make you feel; they can influence any emotion, from tranquility to rage. To create peace and harmony in your home, choose your colors wisely.Once you find something you like, limit the number of colors in a room to no more than three or four. Too many colors can make a room look busy or cluttered. Photos: Red raises a room s energy level. Blue is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate and is considered calming, relaxing and serene. Neutrals (black, gray, white ) are basic to the decorator s tool kit. All-neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility: Add color to liven things up; subtract it to calm things down.
- Representation. Anything a person can see has meaning to them. The meaning may be personal or impersonal, positive or negative, beneficial or harmful. Anything in your home that can be seen will carry some impact on your mood.
- Order. The order a home and its decor is kept in has a major effect on how it impacts us visually. When we walk into a space that is unkempt and in disarray, we immediately feel more scattered. When we walk into a space that is orderly, we feel put together.