A new survey released by HomeGoods found that the décor in your home can impact your mood. According to the survey findings, 93 percent of Americans felt a room’s décor can positively or negatively affect someone’s mood, of which 77 percent had at least one room in their home that needed attention.
Released in time for fall decorating and holiday entertaining, the survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; great news for the 54 percent of Americans who haven’t made the décor changes they want because it’s too expensive. In fact, nearly all (99 percent) of people surveyed felt that simple décor updates – improved lighting, stylish organizational solutions, decorative accents – could make them feel happier without breaking the bank.
Through these survey insights, HomeGoods has created six happy home resolutions to demonstrate easy and affordable ways to incorporate small changes that can boost your mood.
Happy Home Resolutions:
• Incorporate Personal touches: Half (50 percent) of Americans surveyed said they had at least one room in their home that felt unfinished even though it is fully furnished. Choosing décor 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 percent) of survey participants who’d like to improve their décor 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 percent) 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: Thirty-seven percent 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 percent 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 percent of survey participants who thought updates to décor 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.