How Can Wall Designs Affect Your Mood?

How Can Wall Designs Affect Your Mood

How to create 6 moods using wall design tricks 

We all know that how we decorate our homes can have a huge impact on how we feel inside them. The tricky part is decorating your home so that it makes you feel the way you want to feel. 

What colors really make us feel good? How many pictures are too many? Should our rooms be personalized? We will look at all of this today. 

Today, we are going to help you use wall design to evoke 6 positive emotions. 


Definition of coziness – a state of warm snug comfort.

You may be shocked to hear that warm lighting on a dark wall is the quickest way to evoke a feeling of coziness. These images make our brain think that we are looking up at the night sky, which in turn, makes us feel snug and sleepy. 

You will want to use warm lighting rather than any kind of blue light. Blue light tricks your brain into thinking that we are looking at daylight. This makes our brain release chemicals that wake us up. This can stop us from sleeping and make us more stressed. 

We suggest hanging warm fairy lights on your wall and using natural lighting like candles and fireplaces where possible. You may want to hang images that make you feel cozy when you look at them – like pictures from past Christmases or of log cabins and fir tree woods. 


Definition of lightness – the quality of being cheerful, the quality of being gentle or delicate in style. 

There are many of us that feel bad when we are surrounded by mess and clutter. When we have dealt with it all and have a clean space we get a feeling of lightness and joy in our stomachs. Most of us get a similar feeling when we walk into a spa. 

So, how can we recreate this feeling? 

You will want to paint your wall with light colors. You will want the frames on your wall to contain pictures of nature and their frames to also be white or another light color. 

You may want to hang a houseplant from your ceiling and light a fresh-smelling candle. 


Definition of sophistication – having, revealing, or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture.

Our trick to getting a sophisticated feeling in our home is to pick one fascinating item and make it the focus of the wall. We have a designer clock that we found at and it is one of our favorite pieces in the house. 


Definition of relaxation – free from tension and anxiety.

If you want to increase the amount of relaxation that goes on in your home then you are going to want to make a few unexpected changes. Firstly, you should look into hanging soft netting on your walls (even if there is no window behind them). 

Opt for soft pinks and browns rather than bright whites. Use warm lighting and install mirrors in the space. 

You may also want to look at putting a bouquet of dried grasses in the area. Their fluffy heads will complement the netting on the wall and make you feel like you are relaxing in nature without having to worry about the bugs. 


Definition of nostalgia – a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

If you want to walk into a room and be filled with the happiness that comes from good memories and nostalgia – then we can help you. 

You should start by painting your wall in a cooler tone, you don’t want the color to overwhelm the pictures and items you will be putting up later. 

Then, you want to mount a few shelves onto the wall. This will give you space to display your favorite pictures and treasured items. 


Definition of wanderlust – a strong desire to travel. 

If you are someone who loves to travel then you may want to dedicate part of your home to planning new adventures and celebrating your previous ones. 

You will obviously want to feature some kind of world map on your wall – you may want a poster or to paint it directly onto the wall. 

If you collect items from your travels – like postcards or tea towels, this is a great place to display them. You may even want to print out a ‘to visit’ list to inspire you to keep traveling.