Tips to Elevating the Mood of Your Home
Every personal living space is prime real estate for creating a personal oasis. Tips to elevating the mood of your home can start with makeover plan basics.
Physical Space Inventory
The physical space of a home includes room layouts, room contents, room functions and room personalities. The home as a whole may or may not have an overall personality, including over-aching themes or moods.
Draw a simple diagram depicting each room’s layout. Jot down on a pad or use software to inventory the general contents of each room. Consider taking one or more photos of each room. For each room, besides inventorying its contents, characterize the room itself, its personality.
Consider how the room is used now and what type of atmosphere currently exists.
Each occupant of the living space has his or her own style, personality and sensibility. The personalities of the occupants of a room can factor into making personal living spaces more personal and meaningful.
Unique information about household members includes observations about the person, and how the room occupants engage the space. Observe room contents and use. What makes the occupants happy? Include favourite music, photos, genres, books, fragrances, and activities.
Develop objectives to make living space more upbeat by using inventories, queries and incorporating Earth principles to harmonize elements. Earth, wind, fire and water are often associated with natural design elements.
Humans and animals are also a part of the Earth balance. The five senses of people can be critical principles when strategizing for an uplifting room makeover. Engage all five senses or a handful of design principles to create an uplifting experience.
Mirror outdoors with natural elements, colours, patterns, textures, and sounds. Natural browns, greens, blues, flower colours, vegetation, animal prints, and assorted fabrics are useful references. Blue is considered a universally soothing colour, for example, while red is considered more exciting. This information can be used with knowledge gleaned from household inventories.
Birds, cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, gerbils and other animals, which can be kept indoors or outdoors, are natural elements of Earth balance. Balconies or patios can be welcoming locations for bird feeders and wind chimes.
The selection of rugs, curtains, wall paper, furnishings, and accents can appeal to the five senses when enhancing home mood. A shag blue rug can provide an outdoorsy uplifting affect, while appealing to the senses of sight and touch. Adding a mirror provides silver “sky” and water elements. Adding greenery such as live, flowering, fragrant or citrus plants to the home can blend Earth and sensory elements.
Vases, chandeliers, lighting, glassware, wall decor, clocks, and candle holders can tune up mood. Indoor rainbows include colorful decorating, accent splashes, and stained glass to blend water and colour earthiness. A glass candy dish filled with classic or colourful mints, gummy bears, or potpourri can excite the senses. Floral or other arrangement can produce the same affect. Artificial arrangements with colourful glass beads in a vase can be sprayed with room freshener, or stems dipped in essential oil such as lavender, citrus or eucalyptus.
A brown leather recliner near favourite reading material interplays uplifting elements. Add a tabletop crystal, window element, fish tank, and shag accent rug.
Place scents around the home in sachets, under couches, within pillows or cases, and under beds. Sprinkle lavender scented powder on carpet before vacuuming. Spray fan blades with essential oil or freshener before using.
Chimes, waterfalls, and crystal or glass music boxes are sound generators with earthy touches and visual appeal. Match music to what uplifts listeners.
Loretta Pleasant is an avid garage sale fan, regularly scouring her city for unique finds and great deals. Weirdest thing she ever bought at a yard sale: a dinner plate with George W. Bush’s picture covering it. She is a content contributor for YardSaleSearch.com.
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