How Can You Make Your Home Happier? When returning home from a long day, you should feel happy. You should feel some of the day’s weight and stresses fall away as soon as you spot the front door. Your home should be your safe place, a haven. What if that isn’t what your home is to you right now?
There are ways you can make your home happier. Not all of them will apply to you, but we’re going to discuss some of the best ways to go about it here. Take a look and you’ll finally feel like your home is your own personal, positive space to feel completely at ease and like yourself.
Start by personalizing your home. Use photos of your loved ones, and other mementos/souvenirs to remind yourself of all of the great times you’ve had and the wonderful people you know. Without personalizing your home, it may as well be a show home. If you’re not planning on selling it anytime soon, make it yours with personalization.
Make memories in your home to make it a happier space. Have your friends over for coffee. Arrange play dates for your kids. Have a lot of fun in your home and it should become more of a positive space for you.
Befriend Your Neighbors
Being friendly to your neighbors can make things a lot easier. You could even invite them over when you have friends over. This allows you to get to know them better, and you have the added bonus of not worrying about noise complaints!
You don’t have to become best friends with your neighbors, but it’s always nice to be on ‘hello’ terms and smile when you see them. Plus, it makes the street safer as neighborhood watch becomes stronger.
Make It As Healthy As Possible
Making your home as healthy as possible takes time, so break it down into baby steps. Start by making sure the basics are covered. One important aspect is ensuring you have healthy drinking/bathing water. Tap water can contain more contaminants than you’d believe, and they are bad to bathe in, let alone drink. A whole-house filter is a great solution. You can also make your home healthier by getting rid of the toxic carpet, letting in more natural light, and incorporating things like plants and salt lamps.
Take Your Time Making It Look Amazing
Really take your time to make your home look amazing. The anesthetic home that you just love the design of will make you feel happier in an instant. Look at Pinterest and come up with a plan, and take your time selecting things like artwork and accessories. Don’t rush, or you’ll be unhappy with the finished result.
If you really want to nail it, hire a professional interior designer!
Make It A ‘No Negativity Zone’
Finally, aim to make your home a no-negativity zone. Shut down negative thoughts and narratives, and ensure you only bring happy, positive things into space. This may not always be possible, but you will often find you are thinking and talking about unnecessary things that only bring the atmosphere down.