How to Make Your Home a Happy Place

1 November 2019

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Your home is where you spend most of your time and it must be somewhere where you feel happy and relaxed. Your home must be somewhere that you look forward to going to and somewhere you want to be. So, how can you make your home a happy place?

Keep It Tidy

It doesn’t have to be spotless, but keeping on top of things by washing up after meals, emptying dishwasher as soon as it finishes, plumping cushions at the end of the day, staying on top of the laundry regularly to avoid basket overflowing, cleaning a part of the bathroom after the shower each day and making your bed every morning, won’t take too much time and will mean you don’t have to live in a mess, nor do you need to spend hours in one go doing everything because it’s built up so much.

Change The Light

Lighting has an incredible impact on your mood, both good and bad. It’s particularly essential to maintain good indoor lighting in the winter months when you don’t get as much natural light.

Look for bulbs that closely mimic natural light and consider simply using candles when you want to relax. Candles create cosiness and a sense of safety and are good for making you feel happier. Plus scented candles smell amazing and will make your house smell amazing too.

Avoid fluorescent lights, as studies show that they can trigger feelings of anxiety and melancholy.


Get the Temperature Right

No one likes to be too hot or too cold - either one can make you feel grumpy or agitated. Air conditioning repairs, boiler repairs or bleeding radiators may be boring jobs, but they’re worth doing to make sure that you’re at a comfortable.


Reassess Your Colour Schemes

Just like lighting, colours also have an impact on your emotions. Nature-based shades, for example, are known to lift the spirits and put you in a mellow mood, so go with pale green, deep brown, or a mid-blue.

Get some plants

Indoor plants are not only visually beautiful, but they are really good for your health because they eliminate harmful toxins as well as freshen up the air in your home. Research from NASA shows that indoor plants can remove up to 87 per cent of air toxins in just 24 hours. Indoor plants have also been shown to improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels and boost your mood. They also help you to feel more relaxed and calm.

Make It Personal

While you might think that those stylish modern homes look good, there is no personality in them, no life. A happier home is one that represents who you are and what you love. Family photos, your taste in decor and furniture, splashes of your favourite colours and trinkets and ornaments that show you your personality and passions.

Play Music

Playing music in the background while you cook or clean can make you feel happy, just as playing loud music and singing and dancing along can too. Make your home lively and fun, and you’ll make it a happy one too, full of music and laughter.
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