In addition to certain resources to fight anxiety, such as sports, rest, and a good diet, our house, our home, is a wonderful tool to combat this emotional state.
There are, as we are going to know right now, several effective tips to reduce anxiety by making small changes in the decoration of our home; Simple changes, without large sums of money, available to everyone.
These tips to decorate the house if you suffer from anxiety.
Blue is a color that is in the cool part of the color wheel, which means, among other things, that it is a relaxing color; Furthermore, studies suggest that it also makes us sleep longer and better.
It is also considered by eminences of color, such as the Pantone Color Institute, beneficial to the mind and body.
Other studies have also shown that this color makes us more productive and better concentrate, as well as reducing blood pressure and making us feel more relaxed.
Therefore, painting, whether it is the bedroom or any room in which we spend more time in a soft blue color, with little intensity, will make us feel better.
Combined with white we enhance its freshness and the feeling of peace it transmits. A perfect color to decorate the house if you suffer from anxiety.
CLEAR AND OPEN YOUR WINDOWS
Although studies are not needed that say that fresh air and sunlight make us feel better, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, among other studies, found that patients exposed to natural light felt less stress.
We must enhance the sunlight with the help of windows and doors
that enters our home. Keep the curtains open and blinds up in the morning so that the light enters unobstructed.
Or put thin curtains so that daylight penetrates, as we see in the room above these lines.
Even if you dare, you can remove the curtains. The Nordics know a lot about enhancing the little sunlight that enters their homes and they do not usually use curtains.
Plants purify the air we breathe in our home, being beneficial for our body and emotional state.
In addition, there are other plants, such as Anthurium, which, according to the Journal of Environmental Psychology, help reduce stress.
The therapeutic power of indoor plants is well known.
They are also inexpensive, easy to buy anywhere, and with tremendous decorative power.
There are even plants that improve mood, and others with which we can sleep better.
Geraniums, lavender, lilies, orchids, and roses, among other species of flowers, help us to keep the mind calm and serene; in addition, some are even effective to treat neurological disorders.
They are beautiful, their colors make us happy and they make the house always smell good. Especially fresh flowers, provide a natural beauty that relieves and lowers anxiety levels.
KEEP THE HOUSE CLEAN AND IN ORDER
I don’t think there is any need for any study that claims that clutter and dirt negatively affect our emotional state. It is something that we can verify for ourselves.
An effective cleaning and order routine will allow us to keep the house at bay and feel comfortable and calmer when seeing it clear and clean.
I am not only referring to cushions, blankets, and other objects that are out there but even to the decoration of the hall or the shelves. The clearer they are, the less stress they will cause us.
Researchers at the Center for Life and Families found a link between high levels of cortisol, which as we well know is the stress hormone, in the owners of the most disorderly homes.
SMOOTH TEXTURES RATHER THAN ORNATE PATTERNS
As with aggressive, flashy colors and messy home, a suggestive amount of strong patterns on textiles such as rugs or sofa and cushion covers, as well as on wallpaper or any surface that has an aggressive pattern, it will cause us more stress.
The solution is to soften these combinations with smooth, soft textures and patterns that suggest calming and serene sensations.
Furniture does not accumulate and there is space between them, offering clear environments that flow.
An environment full of furniture and objects can saturate us to the extreme. We need freedom of movement, wide passageways where the circulation flows.
It is not always possible, but to the extent of your possibilities, clear the house, space the furniture so that they breathe, and remove elements if the environment is very busy.
You will notice a lighter and more serene house that will affect your emotional state.