Improve Your Home, Improve Your Mood
With cold temperatures, dreary skies and bare winter landscapes, it’s easy to feel a touch of the winter blues. But there are three ways you can bring some cheer to the inside of your apartment home, no matter what it looks like outside.
Lighten Up with Light – Changing your light bulbs can help lift your mood, too. Look for bulbs with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvins (K) or higher. They produce light which most people will perceive as similar to daylight. Bulbs with “full-spectrum” lighting can also be helpful. While “full-spectrum” doesn’t have a scientific definition, the blue-white tint produced by these bulbs gives off a brightness value similar to natural sunlight.
Feel Better with Fragrance – The part of your brain that registers smells is closely linked to the part of your brain related to emotions. So adding some pleasant fragrances to your home can help boost your mood. Try room diffusers, candles and potpourri in different rooms. For a more personal pick-me-up, try scented bath water or body lotions. Some aromas to try: Citrus – orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lime Herbs and spices – rosemary, eucalyptus, spruce, peppermint, cinnamon Floral – geranium, ylang ylang
Cheer Up with Color – While you probably can’t repaint a whole room, you can add touches of color to brighten things up and bring a smile to your face. Add colorful accents. It’s easy to find inexpensive frames, vases, bowls or knick-knacks. Think about pillows, throws, table linens and small accent rugs. Inexpensive fabric remnants can be used reupholster a small chair or bench, and if it’s pretty enough, you can even frame fabric and hang it on the wall as art.
Morrowood Townhomes, nestled in a quiet wooded setting, delivers quiet peaceful lifestyle where you can feel like you’re home.