10 Ways to Decorate Your Home If You Have Anxiety

If you weren't a fan of blue rooms before, you will be now.

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There's a reason people say your home should be a reflection of you. You see, your physical environment plays a major role in your mood and mental well-being. So if you're a person who suffers from anxiety, embrace these decor ideas that are proven to ease stressors.

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Use your green thumb

According to the , house plants (especially flowering ones like Anthurium) help decrease stress levels. Now that's something just about every room in your home could use, right?

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Paint walls blue

Even if you typically veer toward bright and eye-catching colors, those hues could ramp up your anxiety at home. Meanwhile, blue has been to reduce blood pressure and make you feel sleepy and less stressed, which sounds especially appealing for bedrooms. 

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Keep bookshelves half-empty

This isn't a hard rule, but filling up your home with books and knick knacks creates a cluttered environment, which leads to an increased level of cortisol (a stress hormone), according to the . Talk about a good reason to embrace empty space.

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Limit pattern play

Just like clutter can be overwhelming and lead to excessive cortisol, you might want to limit how many patterns you mix and match in your home too. Skip the polka dots and stripes and go with solids to create a calming environment that won't rev up your anxiety.

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Cover up technology

Did you know  causes excess stress? Now that's not good for someone who already struggles with anxiety. So to help yourself cut the habit of clicking on the TV as soon as you get home, keep it stashed away in a media cabinet.

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Buy fresh flowers

According to the , fresh flowers provide a natural aesthetic beauty that soothes and is known to lower levels of stress and anxiety. So the next time you walk by a flower market, buy a fresh bundle for the sake of your mental health.

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Place your bed wisely

Feng shui is a practice aimed at achieving harmony with your spiritual self and physical environment. According to this practice, you should on the opposite side of the room from your door, but not directly opposite of it, to create a relaxing flow in your room.

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Keep windows open

researchers found that when hospital patients were exposed to natural light, they experienced less pain and stress. So instead of covering up sunshine with window treatments, why not nix them altogether?

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Bundle up lavender

A study from the proved that smelling lavender "had a significant transient effect of improving mood, making people feel more relaxed and performing math computations faster." Stash bundles of this pretty flower in your bedroom and laundry room to ease your anxiety. 

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Limit your mirrors

Sure, the bathroom is one place you probably need a reflective surface (how else are you supposed to expertly apply your eyeliner?). But  found that looking in the mirror could make people feel extra stress about their appearance, meaning you might want to go mirror-free in other spaces.

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