Create a Happy Home
Your home should be your sanctuary. A refuge from the stresses of everyday life. A place where you can relax, enjoy yourself and spend time with friends and family. It doesn’t take much to create a happy home. If your home isn’t bringing you the happiness it should, take a look at the following tips to help put a smile on your face whenever you walk in your front door.
Surround yourself with mood-boosting colors.
Red, orange and yellow generate positive feelings. If those colors don’t make you smile, surround yourself with the colors that you’re most drawn to. Try using one of your favorite memories for inspiration. If you took a life-changing trip to Greece a few years ago, why not paint your bedroom the deep blue of the Aegean Sea?
Fill the air with blissful scents.
Many scents, including jasmine, citrus and freshly baked bread create a feeling of happiness. Scent is also closely linked with memory. For example, filling your home with a scent tied to happy memories will give your spirits a lift.
Create a dedicated space for your favorite hobbies.
Spending time on activities that bring you joy is important to your overall happiness. Whether your passion is reading, painting or woodworking, having a space devoted to your favorite hobby will motivate you to spend more time doing what you love.
Bring the outdoors in.
According to Psychology Today, there is a significant link between time spent enjoying nature and happiness. To bring Mother Nature indoors, fill your home with plants and fresh flowers or just open your curtains to enjoy the view of any nearby gardens or trees.
Simple tips like these can create a happier, healthier and more valuable home. What improvements have you made to your home’s ‘happiness meter’?