Your environment has a significant effect on your mental states. After a long day at work, coming home to a space which is gloomy and foreboding can bring your down. Similarly, coming home to a warm and inviting environment lifts the spirits and improves your internal and external comfort levels.
There are plenty of inexpensive ways of making your home more comfortable. Here are six of the easiest steps you can take to improving your spirits by sprucing up your home environment.
Invest in Comfortable Furniture
Nothing screams comfort like a bed or sofa that envelops you and tucks you away to a place of cosiness, warmth and security. Investing in good-quality, comfortable furniture to spend your evenings lounging on is a quick-fix for boosting comfort levels.
There are also a host of rental options out there if you don’t have the funds to invest in comfort straight away. Beds on rent and or a sofa on rent are inexpensive, accessible ways of picking up high-quality pieces without breaking the bank.
More Light Sources
Picking up a few more lamps or other light sources for your home is an easy way to create a brighter environment. Lighting can make all the difference when it comes to your mood, so hang lights high to simulate natural light for the best mood-lifting results.
Want to go one step further? Build light sources into cabinets and wardrobes to add more warmth and prevent pockets of darkness and gloom emerging.
In the cooler months, nothing causes discomfort like a draft of cold air. Caulking around doors and windows and replacing trim will help keep the cool breezes out and ensure your home is a bastion of warmth and comfort.
Minimize Window Coverings
Keeping window coverings to a minimum outside of the bedroom will allow as much natural light as possible to spill into your home. Natural light helps your property feel warm and airy, it also lifts spirits by providing a healthy dose of vitamin D.
The optimal scenario is seasonal curtains. In the warmer months, something light-coloured and airy will add to comfort levels. Then, in the cooler months, something darker and heavier will create a cosy environment across the property.
Build a Space to Relax Outside
Having an outdoor space to enjoy the sun gives you a place to escape the confines of the indoors and somewhere to bask in the sun’s rays in peace and tranquillity. An outdoor space with a few chairs and a table may be all you need to curl up with a book and enjoy the longer, warmer days.
Buy Some Plants
If you don’t have a garden or outdoor space, you will have to create your own oasis inside the property. Buy some potted houseplants like orchids or succulents and grow your own plants inside. It may not be the same as relaxing outside, but it is the next best thing.
Instead of making your house your castle, make it your happy place filled with comfort and joy, and you will see improvement in your mind, mood, and clarity of thought.