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There’s a lot of talk these days about how the look of your home – and the clutter it contains – can actually start to impact your mood through the day.

While we’ve all heard of “feng shui”, there actually is some science behind the idea that your home’s layout and the stuff you have can start to have an impact on your mood, stress levels, and behavior. Too much visual stimulus in a room can start to increase your stress and anxiety to the point where it may even keep you awake at night – if you’ve suddenly been struck with the urge to clean late at night, you know what we’re talking about.

 

A big part of managing this stress is by using the right home storage furniture. Using the right furniture in each room can actually help reduce stress levels while keeping your rooms organized and free of visual clutter, which is the main goal behind trying to improve your mood by organizing.

There’s actually a few ways you can reap these benefits, and a few more positives to this idea than you might initially expect. For example, let’s go back to that example of someone walking into a room and randomly feeling the urge to clean, late at night. This is usually caused by too much visual clutter in a given area, typically from things not being organized correctly. The usage of storage furniture such as bookcases and chests can help you organize a room with a little more style than you would get from just throwing some storage totes in the area and organizing that way, and it will help you focus on what you really want to display and what can get put away (or, better yet, donated or otherwise gotten rid of).

 

But what about the furniture itself? Believe it or not, coordinated furniture colors, styles, and design choices can actually play a part in helping your overall mood. Plenty of storage furniture like end tables and coffee tables are available in more neutral colors to help you promote a calmer, more comfortable and ‘home-y’ mood in your living room or kitchen. By making sure your furniture is at least coordinated with the colors you want, you can create a more comfortable atmosphere and get a little more ‘ownership’ of the whole room.

 

And that sense of ownership is almost entirely what it all boils down to. A lot of times, when we feel stress about how cluttered our house is, it’s because we’re feeling like the whole thing is out of our control. By buying more coordinated furniture, paring down the amount of visual mess we see, and organizing everything just the way you like it, you can get a better sense of control over your surroundings. This can lead to you feeling less stressed out about what your home looks like, and help give you feelings of control and productivity.

Isn’t that what it’s all about, in the end?

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