Amongst many changes during the covid-19 lockdown period, there has also been an increase in intent towards home decor and interior design. More specifically, Google Trends show a 67% increase in search queries related to ‘home decor’ in the UK alone. The peak that we can see in March 2020 is the highest it has ever been, not only during the last 6 months, but it has actually hit an all time high over the last five years! When we look at home ‘home decor’ related searches over the last 10 years, the growth is prehnomial.
Decorating your home is a great way to express how you feel, improve the comfort of where you live, ease anxiety and be an overall fun activity with your family.
The decorations across various rooms can range depending on who uses the rooms most, what functionality you need to get from the room and what you have available in terms of resources.
When it comes to decorating your little one’s bedroom or playroom, a great place to start is by looking for furniture and accessories to compliment their unique personalities. For example, if you child is an outgoing born performer, then some items that feature microphones and flashing lights will make them feel centre stage. Alternatively, if you child is more of a practical scientist, perhaps some potions and a workbench will be better suited. It is great to play around with complementary colours and bring some life to their room.
Not only can you tailor their room to their personality, you can also decorate it around their love for Disney! If your child has a favourite Disney character, whether its Marvel, Toy Story or old school classic Disney, check out our fabulous range of Disney roller blinds.
Much research suggests how color can influence how we feel, some studies have even gone onto show physiological changes in our body. Keep in mind, however, that there are different interpretations of emotions depending on culture and circumstance, therefore not all studies are accurate and reliable.
Other research suggests that certain colors can increase blood pressure, metabolism, and adrenaline. More specifically, studies have found that certain colors can improve sleep habits, boost memory, and enhance academic performance. For example, one study discovered that seeing the color red before taking a test can hurt performance. Students who were shown a red number before taking the test scored more than 20 percent lower than those shown a green or black number.
Just as color influences our mood, it can also be used to describe how we feel. A study reported in the journal BMC Medical Research indicated that people with depression or anxiety were more likely to associate their mood with the color gray, while happier people preferred yellow.
The decor around your child’s windows is some of the most important features of the bedroom. Not only are windows a focal point for the eye when someone enters the room, but your child will often spend most of their time drawn towards the outdoors, meaning it will also be the centre of their attention.
Dare To Go Red (just a touch)
Red has the ability to energise the body and excite the mind, increasing heart and breathing rates. However, some research suggests that too much exposure to red encourages aggressive behavior and an inability to focus. The bottom line: Red is great as an accent, as shown in this room which features fantastic Toy Story blinds, but might not be the best wall color for a restless child.
Bring The Sunshine To You With Yellow
Most of us associate yellow with feelings of happiness and cheerfulness. Studies also pair this bright and cheery color with motivation; softer yellows can aid concentration, whilst brighter ones can increase memory. Beware of using too much bright yellow, though. In large doses it may create feelings of agitation and even anger. These Lion King blinds and decor are the perfect balance of yellow tones to bring a natural feel to the room.
Go, Go, Go Green
This calming, natural color has a soothing impact on a child. Scientists have also found that green may improve a child’s reading speed and comprehension. There’s no need to keep this anxiety-reducing color to a minimum.
Our childrens roller blinds are sleek and contemporary and will look beautiful in any room. Available in lots of fabulous colours, prints and patterns, including their favourite Disney characters. As standard our roller blinds will be produced with child safety features present, to keep your children extra safe!