We have all walked into a home that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel welcome. This is no accident; it takes thought and planning to create a custom space that helps minimize stress and improve your overall mood. A few simple home improvements can drastically change the dynamic of any space. Let’s take a look at some things to keep in mind when you want to give your home a mood boost.

Get Artsy

Art can be an intimidating aspect of interior design. Size, color, placement- there are so many factors that go into getting some art on your walls! This should be an enjoyable process as this is a great opportunity to express your personality throughout your home.

One of the most important tips: Don’t be afraid to go big. The size of the art is dictated by the space and wall size, so if the wall is big don’t fear the big art. Don’t forget about other accessories that aren’t hung on the wall. Small pieces can be grouped together to create focal points around your home. For insight, check out this video where we talk about how best to display accessories.

Having your unique personality expressed throughout the house goes a long way in creating a space that not only welcomes your guests but makes you feel at ease.

Color & Texture

Color can be a game changer when it comes to setting a mood and feel of your home. It’s true, color has such a powerful effect on our moods you can move from energizing warm colors to tranquil cool colors. The combination of lighting and color is important to keep in mind. Creating a balanced and open feel through color and light provides a calming atmosphere.

living area with textured wall hanging and plant in corner

Texture is the next layer to consider. Don’t forget about texture to further customize the space to you! This refers to not only the tangible aspect but also the visual texture that different materials can create. In the same way that different colors can change the mood of a home texture can change the space as well. A rough texture can create a more intimate and warm environment while smooth textures bring a sleeker more aloof feel to your room. All of these elements come together to create a positive and inviting space that reflects you personally.

Layout & Storage

These may seem obvious but they are important to mention. The layout of your home has a vital role in creating the feeling your home presents. Customizing this space allows you to determine the flow of your home. Think of how you will be utilizing each space: where will you be entertaining or where will you choose to relax and unwind. Have these spaces reflect the purpose of the room. With layout you also need to keep storage in mind. The more convenient and thought out your storage spaces are the more organized your home will be. So build in storage and utilize closets where you can. A clutter free home is a stress free home so keep up this process by remembering to consider where you are going to keep an item when you consider purchasing it.

Bottom Line

It takes a lot of thought and planning to really boost the serenity of your home, but don’t worry, our Alair Homes Green Bay team is thrilled to guide you through this process. Our trusted team of experts work with you to help create a tranquil, inviting home. Whether you are rearranging, renovating, or building a custom home, remember to keep these tips in mind to achieve a stress free home.