The Psychology of Home Decor

Anyone who’s ever been in an outdated house or hotel room can tell you that the way we decorate can have an effect on our mood. Certain colors, lack of lighting, and cluttered rooms are all things that, whether we realize it or not, can have a negative effect on our mood and productivity.

These concepts aren’t recent realizations. In ancient China and India, concepts of architecture and decorating have been teaching proper design techniques for thousands of years. Today, these schools of thought are often lumped into the field of environmental psychology.

In today’s post, I’m going to talk about a few design techniques that will help you and your houseguests feel more welcome in your home and create a tone that matches your desires, whether that’s relaxed or energized.

The effects of color

With a quick Google search, you’ll find hundreds of articles discussing the psychological effects of colors. What many fail to mention is the way these effects are based on things like the culture and time period we grow up in.

However, you may find that guests to your home will feel more comfortable in light, neutral- colored rooms than they will in a room that’s painted bold colors.

On a room-by-room basis, there tend to be certain colors that Americans associate with the “right” colors for the occasion.

However, this is often influenced by the architectural style of the house more than an internalized idea about specific colors.

How much is too much?

It’s easy to accumulate home decor and find your walls and surface becoming a little too cluttered. However, bare walls and sparsely decorated rooms can feel a bit too sterile and unlivable. Is there a balance between the two?

Oftentimes the best solution is to follow one simple decorating principle:

Rather than using several small items to decorate a room, choose just a few larger items. This will prevent the room from appearing cluttered but still give it a sense of character.

Taking advantage of the full area of a room

So far, we’ve been talking about how colors and decor can make a room feel more spacious and welcoming. But, even if you have a small room, you can still often achieve this effect.

One solution is to add brighter lighting to the room. Increasing the light makes to room feel more open. And, if possible, natural lighting is the best option, as it can reduce any feelings of claustrophobia.

If better lighting or windows aren’t an option, many homeowners turn to mirrors to make a room feel larger. Larger, wall-hanging mirrors are an excellent way to give the illusion of spaciousness in a small room.


Using the psychology behind these three decorating principles, you’ll be able to make you and your houseguests feel more at ease within your home.

49 Capt Stanley Road , Yarmouth, MA 02664 has an Open House on Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM








49 Capt Stanley Road ,



Yarmouth, MA 02664

South Yarmouth

Single-Family

$349,500
Price

2
Beds

5
Total Rooms

1
Baths

Just listed! Come see this beautifully updated Ranch in a desirable neighborhood. 2 Nice sized bedrooms, brand new bath, updated kitchen with farmers sink, glass tile backsplash and butcher block counters, New Gas Boiler, wood floors just redone, Fireplace and attached 1 Car garage with new door & opener. Freshly Painted in soothing coastal colors inside and out, nothing to do but move in! Minutes to beautiful Ocean Beaches, one of the best Boat ramps on Cape Cod and Great Golf right up the street! All dimensions/info to verified by buyer/buyer agent. Will Not Last!

Open House

Saturday

March 14
at
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What’s Your Buying Power?

The biggest area of your life that you need to understand before you buy a house is your own finances. Before you know what kind of house you can buy, you’ll need to understand your own buying power. While things like square footage, how many bedrooms you need, and finding the right neighborhood are important, you can’t go very far without some type of financing. While understanding how much you can spend on a property is one of the more serious parts of buying a home, it’s something that you’ll want to do. Knowing what you can spend on a home is a step to helping you land a home you love. If you understand your own numbers, you’ll know the chances that you have of an offer being accepted on a place you love.  

The Elements Of Your Buying Power

Your Credit Score

This little three digit number has a lot of meaning behind it. This is the most basic piece of information that lenders use to determine your loan worthiness. The factors that influence your credit score include:

  • Payment history
  • How much you owe
  • Length of your credit history
  • Mix of credit accounts
  • How much new credit you have opened

A low credit score is somewhere under 620. Having a score this low doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be denied for a loan, but the type and amount of the loan you’re offered can be impacted. You’ll also face higher interest rates because of a low credit score. This means your mortgage could be considerably more expensive than if you had a higher credit score. 

Down Payment

The 20 percent down as a rule of thumb actually offers many benefits to your buying power. This means that you’ll need 20% down of the purchase price of the home in cash. If you put this amount of money (or even more) down on a home, it eliminates the need for you to have to buy PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). You’ll even be able to negotiate a lower interest rate. A large down payment may be especially helpful in competitive markets where there is a lot of buyer competition.

How Your Financial Picture Appears

Your assets and your debt-to-income ratio are also important factors in your financial picture that you present to the lender. Basically, all of these numbers let both the lender and the seller see how committed you are to buying a home. It is one of the biggest financial undertakings of your entire life. If you can’t show financial responsibility, then it may be a bit difficult for lenders to see that you’ll actually pay your loan back in a timely manner.

The better all of your financial numbers are, the more buying power that you’ll have. If your numbers are good, you’ll be able to afford more house. While it may not be the most exciting thing to look over all of your financial numbers, it’s a vital step in the process of your journey to home ownership.

Ranch – 49 Capt Stanley Road Yarmouth, MA 02664 is now new to the market!








49 Capt Stanley Road ,



Yarmouth, MA 02664

South Yarmouth

Single-Family

$349,500
Price

2
Beds

5
Total Rooms

1
Baths

First Open House! Just listed! Come see this beautifully updated Ranch in a desirable neighborhood. 2 Nice sized bedrooms, brand new bath, updated kitchen with farmers sink, glass tile backsplash and butcher block counters, New Gas Boiler, wood floors just redone, Fireplace and attached 1 Car garage with new door & opener. Freshly Painted in soothing coastal colors inside and out, nothing to do but move in! Minutes to beautiful Ocean Beaches, one of the best Boat ramps on Cape Cod and Great Golf right up the street! All dimensions/info to verified by buyer/buyer agent. Will Not Last!

Open House

Saturday

March 07
at
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Just Listed! First Open House! Come see this charmer with lot's of updates!

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Location: 49 Capt Stanley Road , Yarmouth, MA 02664    Get Directions

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