Keen to banish those winter blues!? You’re not alone. But the good news is that lifting your spirits can be as easy as adding a splash of colour to your home. Yes, it really is that simple and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg.

According to the ancient art of feng shui, colour can affect us in powerful ways. Colour is thought to be an expression of each of the five elements; Water, Earth, Wood, Fire & Metal.  For example certain colours such as red and purple (representing fire) are thought to boost your energy level by causing your body to pump out more adrenaline; whereas blue is said to be soothing and relaxing.

So where do you begin? Start off with small simple changes such as adding bright and beautiful paintings to your walls and placing colourful scented candles around your room. You may even like to buy bold and distinctive furniture pieces such as a new brightly coloured leather sofa. Everything comes down to having a bold attitude and not being afraid to take a few risks.

You can also incorporate more colours into other areas of your life including adding a blanket in your car, or exercising on a colourful rug.

Adding colours such as a warm red or green will breathe new life into any room and is an easy way to boost your mood. This can be achieved by using brightly coloured table runners to add new depth to any table and drape matching throws or blankets over lounges to complement the colour scheme. Throws and blankets also come in handy when you’re cuddling up on the sofa with your loved one. And finally, when you’re exhausted after all this design work and looking to relax- why not splurge on a unique woven Mexican hammock and drift off to sleep dreaming about warmer days ahead!

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Authentic Mexican Blanket

From the Team @ Hammocks Australia