News // November 23, 2022
Written by Spyropoulos Alicia
5 Ways to Create the Ideal In-Home Atmosphere
Ensuring that the atmosphere of your home is comfortable, and a positive environment to exist within, is important for an overall improved quality of life. Having a good home atmosphere enhances rest and relaxation, something proven to lead to higher rates of productivity and creativity.
An enjoyable home environment has a large impact on our overall psychological well being as, no matter what has occurred during the day or in the outside world, we can trust that an inviting space awaits us at the end of the day. Our minds tend to grow bored of elements that are constantly around us, so changing up your home interior every now and then is essential to maintain appreciation of your surroundings.
Here are 5 ways you can reinvent your in-home atmosphere, so you can truly feel happy at home.
1. Decorate to your tastes
Coating the home in colours that you like, or any objects that make you happy to look at, is a great way to feel content within your home. It may be helpful to select a colour palette, and begin to repaint or redecorate with furniture that fits this palette.
Don’t just think about colour, but any textures that you enjoy. A comfortable, fluffy blanket or a smooth leather-look couch can really add to the space if these are elements that would please you. It is also useful not to be too concerned with what visitors or guests may like, as you and your family are the people who will be experiencing the space every day.
Just as you should insert any elements that please you, you should remove any objects that do not bring you joy. Getting rid of non-essential items means less stress, as you are left with a space that is easier to organise and clean in the long-term, and curates an environment of elements that you need and that make you happy to look at.
As the KonMari Method™ states, to create an environment that makes you happy to exist within, you should listen to your gut and ask yourself if the item in question sparks joy for you. Marie describes the feeling that you should experience as “a little thrill, as if the cells in your body are slowly rising”, but this experience is personal and may differ for you. If you decide you do not love the object, you should thank it for the purpose it has served you before discarding it.
3. Add a great scent
As explained by Air-Scent International, scents send signals to the limbic system, the area of the brain which affects memory and emotion.
Having a good smell within the home can have great power over our psychological well-being, significantly reducing stress and improving our overall mood. The addition of air fresheners, candles or diffusers with scents that please you can therefore have a great impact on your home environment.
4. Decorate with happy memories
Putting elements that remind you of joyful moments on display is also a great way to create a positive climate. Going through photos to select ones to frame, or placing souvenirs that are connected to happy memories around the home is sure to brighten up the space and put a smile on the faces of those who notice them.
5. Add window furnishings like custom plantation shutters
A good window covering is the key to some of the most important elements of a good in-home atmosphere: sunlight control, privacy and airflow control. Indoor blinds, outdoor blinds, or window shutters such as roller shutters or plantation shutters for your home may be the perfect choice to enhance your space. The guarantee of privacy adds a priceless feeling of comfort, while light control ensures you can set the desired mood at any time.
Indoor blinds are an affordable and aesthetic method of adding to your home. Options range from blinds which allow as much light in as possible with a one-way vision screen that maintains privacy, to blockout blinds that completely block outside light for undisturbed sleep and TV viewing. Outdoor blinds are also great for offering shelter and privacy in an alfresco area.
Custom plantation shutters are sturdier window coverings that are available in timber, or PVC for a water-resistant option that is suitable in the kitchen or bathroom. They look especially gorgeous over bay windows.
Roller shutters are the ideal option for maximum security and protection, offering the added benefits of noise reduction and insulation. These shutters can be paired with any of the other options for optimal functionality to curate your home atmosphere.
Window furnishings greatly impact a space and therefore your overall enjoyment of it. All Security Plus Shutters, Doors & Blinds window furnishing options are customisable and tailored to your window frame, so you are sure to find the perfect option for your home. Contact us to install plantation shutters or any of our other window covering options and create your ideal in-home atmosphere today.