Set A Happy Mood In Your Foyer

Setting the mood in any room can be done using both paint color, wall decor, and other accessories.

In order to set a happy mood in the foyer, you must first decide what paint colors and accessories make you feel happy, and think about the same idea for people who visit your home.

If a color or accessory does not contribute to an overall happy feeling, it must either be moved to a different room if possible, gotten rid of, or changed.

Choosing the Right Paint Color

The first step in setting a mood is to determine what color to paint the walls, or if you would prefer to use wallpaper or perhaps a combination of both paint and wallpaper. Colors that tend to evoke a happy feeling for most people include shades from the orange, yellow, green, and blue color families.

Colors from the red and purple families should be avoided as they tend to be either associated with feelings of power, high energy, or are often associated with femininity.

The most common colors associated with feelings of happiness are yellow and green, as yellow evokes a feeling of happiness in most people and green brings a feeling of peace to the observer, thus reducing stress levels and allowing a feeling of happiness to evolve.

Using the Correct Wall Decor

Wall art that involves smiling children, animals, flowers, and musical instruments tend to be the best in invoking a happy feeling in any room. Wall art featuring children and animals in humorous situations are sure to bring a smile to even the hardest of hearts.

Wall decor should coordinate with the paint or wallpaper colors. A simple art hanging can become a centerpiece if situated correctly with the proper accessories.

Surround wall art with small sconces and other items that contrast with the area you want your guests to focus on first. If you have a large blank wall, place a nice console table against it with a beautifully engraved mirror or a large print or portrait with a contrasting frame hung above it.

Aromatherapy to Enhance the Mood

Accessories such as candles, candle holders, mirrors, and photo frames can be used to create a happy mood in a foyer. Candles scented as apple pie or pumpkin pie often cause people to relive happier childhood memories, thus evoking a happy go lucky mood.

Other scents used to evoke a happy mood are Christmas scents, such as peppermint, lavender, or vanilla. Tart warmers can also be used instead of candles and candle holders designed for burning tarts feature many of the same scents as candles.

Tarts also come in different combinations and can be made at home a lot easier than candles. Tart warmers are also a lot safer to use around children as there are no flames and they can be placed in safer locations without the worry of being knocked over.

Aromatherapy is a great way to set the mood in any room in the house, even the foyer, to make everyone in the home feel happy and relaxed.

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