3 Feb

Personal Effects for Mental Health

mental health personal effects decorOne of the most impacting means of decorating your home is by using personal effects, such as family heirlooms, portraits or self-created art. No other type of decor will be as meaningful as one of your own personal effects. When you are considering using one of your personal effects in your home decor, you should think about how it impacts you. If it is an item that makes you very emotional, it may not be the best choice to have it where you can see it every day. Or if it draws to mind an interpersonal conflict, it may not be the best idea to make public  out of it. However, if you associate the item with happiness and fond memories, and like the way it fits into the design of the room, it can be a very effective piece of decor.

Using a personal effect as home decor can be a great conversation starter. Personal effects always have stories behind them, and when someone inquires about the piece it is a great opportunity to share a bit of yourself with another person. The guests you have over will be fascinated with a bit of your personal history. In addition, having it displayed in your home will keep your memory sharper when you reminisce on the meaning the item has. Honoring your own history by displaying a personal effect as decor will be good for you mentally, and will give you peace of mind.

It is also very tasteful to use personal effects in your home decorating because it brings a level of depth to your decor that generic store bought art and accoutrements cannot provide. One of the oldest rules of visual art is that it must carry meaning, so when your personal effects bring life to the room they occupy, they are a true representation of who you are.

However, it is possible to go overboard with personal effects. When there are too many personal effects, trinkets and knick knacks adorning the surfaces in your home, you end up with junk cluttering your living space, inhibiting your peace of mind. If this is taking place in your home, get in contact with space organization professionals who can reduce your clutter, such as junk removal in the Okanagan Valley and closet organizing services in Vancouver. You will be amazed by how much space and breathing room your home will have afterward.

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3 Feb

Home Decor for Personal Health

home interior decorThe way you decorate your home will effect the way you feel every day. The aesthetic decorations around us carry strong mental associations for us. If we use elements of nature in our decorating, we will be reminded of nature, which can be good or bad depending on your feelings about nature. If we use neon lights in our decorating, we will be reminded of nightlife. There is a huge variety of home decoration items available to shop for and narrowing it down to one balanced theme can be very difficult. It is, however, very important to your long term happiness that you choose your home decor items with great care so as not to grow weary of looking at them.
In order to make a good decision about how to decorate your home, you need to choose decorations that have both aesthetic appeal to you and personal meaning as well. There is a large difference between how you visually interpret something and how you emotionally respond to it. We may appreciate the artistry of a particular painting, for example, and esteem its use of color, light and shadow, but if the subject matter of the painting carries a negative connotation for us, we would not want in our living space.
Choosing home decor for its aesthetic appeal calls for a bit of an artistic eye. You have to see every home decor item in the context of the rest of the room, as well as the statement it makes on its own. Ask yourself if the item will compliment the other items in the room, if it is consistent with the room’s theme and color design and whether or not you like the look of the item itself. It is also very important that the associations the item brings to mind are positive for you. Ask yourself how the item makes you feel. Your response does not need to be logical. It merely needs to be honest.
The cleanliness of your home is a major contributing factor to its aesthetic appeal. Cleanliness is a habit formed over time, and requires a particular amount of discipline, time management, knowledge and ability. If you are struggling with your cleaning habits and need help from professionals, consider the services of BC Upholstery Cleaners, Carpet Cleaners Penticton and Mango Maids.