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´╗┐Psychology Can Help You Decorate Your Bedroom

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When sitting in a room you plan to decorate tring to determine which color you want to use, close your eyes and feel the emotions in your head. The colors you choose for that room and throughout your home will have an ongoing effect on your psyche.

Understanding how colors work on your emotions will give you a greater understanding of what colors to choose. Though psychology studies have shown there's no universal feeling evoked from any a specialic color in all people, they've found that within certain societies there are general trends in different people. It appears that a color can have a different effect on people from one country to another.

A good example is the color red. In the United States red denotes aggression but in China it represents calmness.

Since each color affects each person in a different way, you may not be sure which colors to choose. However, there are general trends in psychological studies within the United States that affect all persons. When choosing colors that are right for your mood, also take into consideration the emotions and feelings of everyone else who lives in the home.

Except for your own bedroom, which is where you get to choose the colors because that's where you spend your time more than anyone else, the other rooms in the home are occupied by everyone in the household.

The most extreme colors are black and white, which are total opposites. Black is an attention grabber. It creates a dark, sultry ambience. If you use too much black in any room it will make that room look smaller than it actually is. Black has also been known to give people more nightmares.

However, white has its problems as well. Many people use white for the walls in their home. The color can have a soothing effect, but white can also lead to a lack of stimulation, which means white isn't a good choice for your bedroom.

Earth tones are another popular color for many people. These colors are gentle and bring a cozy feeling to any room. Earth tone colors include brown, orange, greens and yellows. Brown brings families closer together, orange is a happy color and yellow has a positive effect on people's mood.

Blues and greens bring peace and serenity to most people. It reminds many of nature, the sky and crystal clear water. Using blues and greens in your bedroom can bring calmness that makes for better sleep. The color blue also reduces nighttime cravings.

Red is a color that creates excitement. If you're a person who suffers from insomnia, then red isn't a color you want to use in the bedroom. Red also makes people more aggressive. It speeds up people metabolism and gives them more energy.

Tones and shades are important to take note of as they'll alter these effects somewhat. It's the effects on your own mind that are most important, and only you can truly understand your own impressions.

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