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Home Decorating Tips to Improve Your Mood

87259HA majority of our time is spent at home. While we always want our space to be visually appealing, the look and feel of our interiors can actually affect how we feel and we’re not just talking about dimming the lights to create a more intimate environment. Achieving the perfect vibe in your home can help you feel more focused, calm and relaxed. Here are a few quick ways to stay positive and happy every time you walk in the door.

Get the lighting right. Waking up to a dark room makes us want to hibernate under our covers so why not maximize the light that comes through when we can? The new Hunter Douglas PowerView motorized operating system lets you customize the perfect combination of light, privacy and warming, keeping your home perfectly in sync with time of day and your mood.

Incorporate soft edges. A Harvard Medical School study found that sharp objects convey a sense of danger which can make people feel negativity towards that object. Rounded furniture can actually encourage more brain activity and strengthen memory and learning abilities. Try softening an angular dining room table with vases and bowls.

Embrace greenery. Not only do plants brighten up your space and make it feel more inviting, they also absorb airborne pollutants and negative ions from computers, while emitting oxygen, crucial to staying healthy and productive. Plants have been shown to reduce stress and improve concentration.

Keep it fresh. A simple change in the environment can be enough to improve your mood. Try rearranging furniture that’s been building dust in the same spot for years. Start with one room, and opt for a deep clean, then rethink its functionality to refresh the look.

Set the scene. Hunter Douglas’ PowerView Pebble Scene Controller allows you to choose from a list of your personalized environment settings. From night time, to wake up, reading, and nap time you can get the perfect light for every scene to feel at one with your environment

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