In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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A new survey released today by leading off-price home fashions retailer HomeGoods found that the decor in your home can impact your mood. According survey findings by HomeGoods, 93% of Americans felt a room’s decor can positively or negatively affect The survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; great news for the 54% of Americans who haven’t made the decor changes they want because it’s too expensive. In fact, nearly all (99%) of people surveyed felt that simple decor updates – improved lighting, stylish organizational solutions, decorative accents – could make them feel happier without breaking the bank. Introducing Lighting Controls is one thing many have taken the opportunity to do. This can help to convey a very modern impression of your home.

“Updating your home’s decor doesn’t have to be complicated. Easy, decorative changes that speak to personal style, like adding colorful pillows or a graphic rug, may be all you need to refresh your home and ultimately make you feel happier in your space,” says interior designer and TV personality Genevieve Gorder. Here are her six home decor resolutions.

HomeGoods Happy Home Resolutions:

  • Incorporate Personal touches: half (50%) of Americans surveyed say they had at least one room in their home that felt unfinished even though it is fully furnished. Choosing decor touches that reflect your personal style will help create a finished look that will make you smile every time you walk into the space.
  • Bedrooms can benefit most from small changes: the bedroom most negatively impacts people’s moods. Nearly half (48%) of survey participants who’d like to improve their decor felt that the bedroom would benefit most from small changes. Think about easy updates that don’t involve excessive amounts of time or money. Refreshing your bedding, changing lighting or just adding some colorful pillows can help make your room a happier place without breaking the bank.
  • Better lighting makes a big difference : of those Americans who have a room that negatively affects their mood, nearly half (46%) felt that better lighting could improve their moods. With shorter fall days and daylight savings time, the right lighting is key, so choose lamps with personality and style to boost your mood.
  • Decorative accents can provide a boost of happy : 37% of those with a room that negatively affects their mood felt that adding decorative accessories would have a positive impact on their mood. Each room of your home is an opportunity to create a unique space – bring in bold decorative accessories that are unique and surprising to make a room feel fresh.
  • Pops of color can boost happiness: among those who have a room that negatively affects their mood, 39% felt that updating a color palette would have a positive impact on their mood. Instead of painting, adding color though pillows, glassware, wall art and accent furniture are simple and affordable ways to make a room feel cheerful.
  • Stylish solutions to organizing your home: among the 22% of survey participants who thought updates to decor would have a positive impact on their mood, the survey found that organizational solutions would have the greatest positive impact. Fashionable and functional storage solutions can lift your mood while making a significant style statement.

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