It is pretty much common sense that people react to the environment they are in. If you are in a room with all fours walls painted bright red, then you’re going to get a little agitated. Take the same room and paint it sage green, with earth toned home décor items, and suddenly things are much calmer. When you spend a lot of time in one place, such as in your home, the characteristics of the environment can start to merge with your own personality.
One example of this comes from clutter. If you’ve ever been in a space that is cluttered and messy, with way too much going on, you know that it is difficult to think in a clear and coherent manner in such an environment.
When you live with clutter every single day however, it can start to infect your mind. You will find your thoughts coming in a jumble even when you aren’t in that particular place.
Colors, as mentioned earlier, can also influence your psychology. In general brighter colors will make you more energetic, while darker tones will make you calmer. Further, the individual colors each have their own symbolic meaning, and can evoke very different effects in different people.
In general green and blue tones will be the most peaceful, as they often evoke thoughts of nature, either of the ocean, or of lush vegetation. By contrast red and orange are violent colors that make people excited, energetic, and even a little angry. Earth tones are comforting, and can evoke feelings of familial love and warmth.
Another thing to consider is the style of your home. There are a wide variety of decorating styles, based loosely on time periods or artistic movements. Pieces which are purchased can imitate the style of a certain period of time, or they can emulate the style of a particular artist or movement.
A formal decorative style in the home will have the obvious result of making you fell more restricted, and proper. On the other hand a casual style will make you feel more comfortable, but also a lot less disciplined.
The important thing to understand is that your home environment can have a relatively large impact on both your psychology, and the way you interact with the world. Once you are aware of this, you can strive to create an environment which fosters your positive aspects, and makes you feel comfortable and strong.