5 Ways To Boost The Mood Of A Room

Written by Nicole Nicholas


Posted on December 27 2022

Are you tired of your home looking drab and dreary? Many people don't realize how much of an impact the look of their home's interior can have on their mood - so why not improve it?

This article will give you several easy tips you can action right away to boost the mood of any room in your home. 

Here's what we'll cover:

1. Choose The Right Colours

2. Focus On Proper Lighting

3. Add Natural Elements

4. Play Music

5. Make Comfort A Priority


1. Choose The Right Colours

a color pallet If you're looking to create an environment you love to be in, opt for paint and decor that matches a colour scheme that you love, but also one that has been scientifically proven to match the mood you're looking to create (then there's no guesswork).

Here are some tips for using colour psychology (the study of how different colours affect human mood and behaviour) to uplift your mood:

Bright Colors - Use bright colours like yellow, orange, and red to create a cheerful and energizing atmosphere.

Neutral Colors - Use neutral colours like white, gray, and beige to create a calming and peaceful environment.

Dark Colors - Use dark colours like black, navy blue, and deep purple to create a cozy and intimate space.

Pastel Colors - Use pastel colours like pink, light blue, and lavender to create a soft and gentle vibe.

Bold Colors - Use bold colours like turquoise, lime green, and magenta to create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere.

Overall, whatever colours you choose to have in your space should reflect the specific vibe you're looking to feel while you're in it. 


2. Focus On Proper Lighting

Lighting plays a big role in achieving the right atmosphere in a room. If you don't have proper lighting it can make a room feel gloomy and uninviting.

Here are some tips on using lighting to enhance mood:

Use Natural Light - Whenever possible, use natural light to brighten up a room. Natural light is the brightest and most energy-efficient source of light. Sunlight has many other health benefits as well, like providing vitamin D and giving people a view into the outside world, which can help them feel less closed in.

Add Artificial Light - If you don't have access to a natural source of light, use artificial lighting to create a brighter, more open atmosphere. You can use lamps, overhead lights, or wall sconces to provide adequate lighting in any space. Depending on the mood you're going for, use indirect lighting to create a softer, more inviting atmosphere, then use direct lighting to create a more intense, vibrant look.

A person sitting in front of string lighting holding photographsPlace Lights Strategically - Place lamps in strategic locations to brighten up dark corners or areas that may not get much attention. This will help to keep the room feeling big and open.

Install Dimmer Switches - Adjustable lighting levels give you more options for choosing the type of mood you're trying to achieve throughout the day. They can be turned up or down, depending on the time of day and the vibe you're looking for.


3. Add Natural Elements

Outdoor spaces have an unparalleled way of boosting people's moods, whether that be from the openness of it, fresh air quality, beautiful plants, running water, fresh flowers, etc. We, humans, have a natural attraction to nature. Adding these elements to our interior spaces can really help lift those mood-boosting qualities and also give us some additional health benefits we may not have otherwise had. 

A photograph of a small plant in a window sill inside a house Plants - Adding indoor plants or beautiful flowers to any room can instantly bring life and energy into the space. Not only do these items look great, but they also help increase air quality and reduce stress levels. If possible, choose potted plants that are easy to maintain and don’t require too much care – succulents are a great option!

Water - Adding a water feature to your space can be a great way to increase the mood. Whether it’s a small fountain, an aquarium, or even just a bowl of water with some floating candles, having this element in your home can help create a calming and peaceful atmosphere.

Wood - Wooden accents are a great way to add warmth and texture to any room. Whether that's in the form of furniture, flooring, or even just a few pieces of wood art, having this natural element can help create a cozy atmosphere.

Fire - Fireplaces, candles, and even self-enclosed fire pits can be great additions to any room. The flickering flames create a cozy atmosphere that can help to relax and soothe the mind. Plus, the warmth of the fire can help to make a space feel more inviting and comfortable.

Fresh Air - Opening up your windows and letting in some fresh air can be a great way to instantly lift the mood of any room. Not only does it help to circulate the air, but it also brings in natural light and a gentle breeze that can help to create a calming atmosphere. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of being able to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.


4. Play MusicA cassette tape being passed through 2 hands

Music has been proven to have a positive effect on our moods, so why not add some tunes to your room? Whether you prefer classical music or upbeat pop songs, playing music in the background can really help set the tone for your space.

Make Multiple Playlists - Creating multiple playlists can be a great way to switch up the mood in your room. Have one playlist for when you want to relax and unwind, another for when you’re feeling energized and motivated, and so on. This way, you can easily adjust the atmosphere of your space depending on what kind of mood you’re in (or want to be in!).

Utilize Soothing Sounds - If you’re looking for a more calming atmosphere, try playing some soothing sounds like the sound of rain or ocean waves. This can help to create a peaceful and tranquil environment that will help you relax and unwind.


5. Make Comfort A Priority

Finally, make sure that your space is comfortable. Invest in items that will promote a cozy and inviting atmosphere. You want the room to be a place where you can relax and unwind, so make sure that it's as comfortable as possible.

Here are some tips for doing this:An image with pillows on a carpet

Invest in comfortable furniture such as sofas, chairs, and beds. If any of the current pieces you have are uncomfortable, opt to replace them with something that won't cause you discomfort or pain.

Add soft rugs or carpets to the floor for extra comfort and warmth. Nobody likes being too cold or getting a shock from a hard floor that feels like you're walking on ice. Consider investing in slippers if that's a more cost-effective choice for you.

Use cozy pillows and throws to make your space warmer and more inviting.

Install curtains or blinds to block out direct sunlight light when you don't want or need it. This will help you create a sense of privacy and will give you control over the intensity of any bright light that may peak through your windows at specific times of the day.



Ultimately, there are many ways to boost the mood of a room - it all just depends on how much time and energy you're willing to put into the task. By actioning the simple steps above you can create an atmosphere that is both inviting and uplifting, throughout your entire home. 

I hope this article has helped get you motivated to do just that!

Thanks for reading :)