9 Decorating Mistakes That Could Make You Depressed or Anxious


Before we start, I want to say that I’m not a doctor. I don’t recommend in any way that you can treat clinical depression by decorating. Research has shown that our brains interpret these patterns as dangerous, activating a survival response that sets in motion a series of emotional and chemical reactions, including the release of adrenaline and cortisol. These two chemicals can reduce our health with long-term exposure. The best solution to help counteract this feeling is to introduce curves, which soften everything in your space and have been scientifically proven to have a soothing effect on the mind. For example, introducing a circular container or a circular mirror or even simply laying a blanket over the hard edge of a chair can help soften things. These small changes can help calm the mind and relax your nervous system. Taking care of a living thing and seeing it grow and flourish can provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction. Taking up gardening as a hobby has helped countless people deal with their depression, and the benefits of taking care of plants are very real. You can get similar psychological benefits by introducing artwork with trees and greenery, especially since tree landscaping has positive implications for growth and stability. Let’s talk more about the artwork because it’s actually more important than you think. The good hormone and neurotransmitter called dopamine, and patients who see the artwork in the hospital experience less pain and suffering and recover faster than those in rooms without artwork, so introducing art into your space can profoundly impact your well-being. You may be afraid to bring art into your home because it’s expensive. The key here is that art doesn’t have to be expensive. A $20 Walmart print has the exact same psychological effect as a $20,000 original artwork. Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference. This helps make the bedroom a restorative space, which will help you recharge. Extroverts should look for bolder artwork, while introverts may prefer softer pieces.

By now, we all know that mirrors are often encouraged in interior design because they help to enlarge and illuminate a room. Still, there are a number of reasons why I recommend caution when using mirrors indoors. If your room is already cluttered, your mirrors will magnify the clutter, and our brains don’t like that. The second reason is to avoid using too many mirrors in your space because it can actually cause some people to look at themselves rather anxiously. It’s basically an unhealthy preoccupation with your appearance that causes you to focus more on them when you look in the mirror. Still, researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry in London found in a study that not only did people with BDD suffers anxiety when they looked in the mirror, but women without this disorder who said they were comfortable with their appearance also felt anxious. So if you are a family member and spend too much time in front of the mirror, perhaps this makes you feel anxious. Consider taking your mirror out. Try replacing it with artwork and keeping your home clutter-free. It is absolutely vital to your mental health. Your mental health Clutter has been shown to cause feelings of anxiety and depression, and studies have found that clutter may cause your cortisol levels to rise, leading to stress, anxiety, and other health problems. Chronic clutter affects how our immune system fights bugs and digests food. It may affect our sleep patterns, and studies have shown that it may even lead to health problems.

On the other hand, having too much on your horizontal plane of stuff can cause you stress because it becomes too complex for your brain, and not having anything in your horizontal space can also cause tension because, in general, we like to have something on display that tells people who we are. We want our space to feel personal. The best way to find this sweet spot is to remove everything from your horizontal plane and slowly put items back one by one, stopping when it feels right. Suppose you’re having a hard time with your clutter and you feel overwhelmed. In that case, my advice is to start small and just work on a My advice is to start small and work on one small area at a time, like a drawer or a small corner of your desk or a shoebox in your closet. If you can organize one small area at a time, hopefully, it will give you a sense of accomplishment. It will push you to do more, and if you have a lot of plastic or laminate or synthetic materials and fabrics in your home, it can negatively impact your well-being.

So if possible, try switching out some of the cold materials like glass, plastic, and metal if they are not warmed up by natural materials like wood, clay vessels, wool, and jute and things that tactile input and the touch of materials can also help soothe the mood, humans tend to subconsciously seek a connection with nature so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that incorporating natural materials into our indoors This is because exposure to sunlight triggers the release of serotonin. This chemical helps elevate mood, and one study even found that depressed patients in sunny hospital rooms recovered sooner than those in dimly lit rooms. If you don’t have much natural light in your home, try using paint, mirrors, wallpaper, and additional light sources to help bring in extra brightness that will help make us feel more energized and alert.

The amount of light in your home is certainly important, but the temperature of the light in your home is equally important. This is because the temperature of the light affects our mood and our circadian rhythm. When our circadian rhythm is disrupted, it can lead to problems such as insomnia and low mood. This is why most smartphones and even some laptops now have the option to switch to night mode. The screen’s color at night becomes warmer in addition to the temperature of the lighting; you also have to consider the location of your light source. For example, generally speaking, if you have a very strong bright light positioned directly above what you consider an interrogation room, then you will feel tense and uneasy in that space, if you have this problem for example above your dining table and you can’t change the position of the light fixture then make sure your overhead lights are dimmable, this will help to eliminate the edge of the This will help eliminate the effects of the light source and make everyone feel more relaxed during the meal. Color profoundly affects our psyche, so it’s impossible to talk about the effect our surroundings have on us without talking about color. Belonging to the cooler colors, which are considered more soothing, think of blue skies, green meadows or fields of lilacs, while red, yellow, and orange are reminiscent of the sun and fire and are therefore considered warm colors, apparently warm colors are considered warm and comforting, blue has been shown to slow down one’s metabolism and lower heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn can have a calming effect on your mind and body.

Nevertheless, other studies have shown that blue can actually. Don’t use blue if you find that blue makes you feel sad rather than soothed. Orange is a good choice if you want to take advantage of the benefits of color therapy. It is used as a natural antidepressant and has been shown to help people understand themselves better. It has also been linked to boosting the immune system and aiding digestion. Brown is a neutral color associated with simplicity, trust, stability, security, and comfort. Yellow is said to improve your mood and counteract stress, but studies have also shown that it can be distracting. Keeping in mind that different cultures have different meanings for colors, so a color that is significant in one culture may be very different in another, but there are some general rules when it comes to color; brighter, less saturated colors are more relaxing to look at, and darker, more vibrant, saturated colors are more energizing to look at, so think about your personal needs, think about how you want to feel in your space, and Start there. I would recommend not using all-white colors. Anything too dull can actually make people feel anxious. The second thing is not to use an all-gray palette. This is not based on any science but on my personal taste. I find gray to be the dullest option. Even if you pair it with other colors, I can’t imagine it helping people feel more cheerful.

There is also a theory that increasing symmetry can help improve mood. If your space feels too crowded, then your furniture may just need a little breathing room, so try pulling it further away, or you can try moving a piece and putting it in another room, also look at the flow of traffic in your room and if there is a good flow or if there are obstacles. Obstacles, you also want to avoid placing furniture directly in front of doors and clutter on major arteries in your home.

 In addition to providing a new idea for the layout of your home and breaking up the monotony, moving your furniture can help break up negative thought patterns that you may have created for yourself and other feelings -. The beauty of rearranging what you already have is that you don’t need to buy things to make improvements, so there’s no risk of buyer’s remorse and no need to bring them into your space as much as managing extras, as long as rearranging doesn’t become obsessive or bring on feelings of anxiety like it’s never quite right. Rearranging your furniture is often considered a positive activity.

Before I go, there are three more things I want to say. The first is that most of the things we’re talking about today are part of a study called environmental psychology. If you want to learn more about this, I highly recommend this book: “Designology.”

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