Decorate your home to boost mental health

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There are simple ways to create your oasis of calm. Rebecca Snowdon, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice, has the following tips;

The perfect colour palette

One effective way to create a relaxing environment is by decorating with a calming colour palette. Try to avoid drastic colour changes from room to room, instead keep tones consistent to achieve a well balanced flow.

If you love to stay in tune with nature, earthy tones such as sage, beige and taupe are ideal choices. Other alternatives include greys, light blues and purples or, if you prefer bold colours, incorporate a splash of bright shades against neutral tones.

Personal accessories

Be sure to display personal accessories that mean something to you, such as souvenirs, homemade trinkets and gifts.

Go with accessories that will easily switch up the feeling of the room, such as aroma diffusers or scented candles. Pair with cushions and throws for the perfect cosy feeling.

Mood lighting

Nothing sets a mood like lighting. If you ensure your home has access to many light sources, there won’t be a feeling you can’t induce.

Use large windows and French doors to bring in natural light. Dot candles and lamps around the space to bring a soft, warm tone when you’re ready to come home and relax.

Tempting textures

When using neutral tones, it’s easy for a space to appear big and empty. Add inviting textures such as plush sofas, soft blankets and fluffy faux fur rugs.

The perfect thing about these extra touches is that they’re cheap and easy to introduce.

Not only will you set the ideal cosy tone, but your space will appear warmer. This will make it the perfect place to disconnect, and focus on re-energising with maximum comfort.

Natural elements

The power of nature on the mind is undeniable. It offers the serenity we’re all after at the end of a tough week. So when you live in a climate like the UK, how can you get those benefits without sacrificing warmth and comfort?

Bring the outside in with a few simple decor choices. Small additions such as wooden textures, indoor plants and green tones are simple ways to embrace the outdoors from the comfort of your sofa.

Or try growing your own indoor herb garden for an attractive and delicious home accessory.