Guest Blogger Molly shares with us her advice on how to make our home a happier place to live. Find out more about her top 3 tips to achieve this.
Whenever we feel low on energy or we just need some positive booster, we try to change our behavior. Even though it is definitely one of the most effective ways to feel better, we still often forget that where we spend our time is as equally important. And it significantly influences our mood as well as our general state of mind.
To a large extent, your home is a reflection of who you are, and when your environment starts draining your positive energy, you need to look for the simplest ways to refresh your space. Here are several foolproof ideas that will bring a wave of freshness to your home and lift your spirits in no time!
How To Make Your Home A Happier Place
Pick a day – any day. This is the day when you will re-imagine your home through the lens of a minimalist master. You have probably collected a bunch of useless gadgets and trinkets over time, and they are slowly taking over the spaces at your home.
Carefully comb through your place, turn it inside out, and remove all the unnecessary accessories, clothes, and duplicates that only take up space. You can sell them or give them away, but once you’re done, you will notice the instant effect of having less – it will feel like a breath of fresh air.
The core idea of minimalism is living more with less, keeping things, experiences and relationships in your life that have meaning and purpose, as opposed to senseless hoarding and meaningless attachment to objects. In the immortal words of George Carlin on materialism: “Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.”
Now that you have a clean slate, start by carefully picking out a few meaningful items that will bring your home to life. Hanging a framed family photo on a wall to add a touch of emotional value, a vivid rug in your hallway for a splash of color, or a couple of flower pots here and there will not disrupt the original sense of serenity and spaciousness. On the contrary, such selected details will supply you with a surge of happy thoughts every day.
3 Things To Consider To Make Your Home A Happier Place For Living
Instead of spending hours on browsing through every store in town, see if there is anything online that will match your taste, as the web is brimming with colorful ideas for personalizing your space. Several perks of shopping online are that you can have your selected items delivered straight to your home, you have more options, and you can instantly search for any required specifications. For instance, if you decide to add some greenery in your home, you can easily find out how much care a plant requires, if there is a low-maintenance variety, or how a few carefully selected faux plants might elevate the overall style of your home.
3. Indulge Your Senses
Although humans are predominantly visual creatures, mere appearance is not the only aspect of your home that will affect your mood. To completely transform your space into an oasis, you’ll need to take all of your senses into consideration.
Having plants and flowers in your home is not only visually appealing but it also increases levels of oxygen. It also provides you with natural fragrances and fresh air. Adding a few scented candles adds serenity, a romantic touch and a wonderful aroma to any room. Lighting is also crucial, so make sure you introduce natural light as much as possible. As far as materials and fabrics are concern, choosing a comfort and quality over quantity and appearance will make sure that every moment you spend on your favorite sofa is satisfying.
Make your home a happier place to live
While there are steps you can take to instantly change the look and feel of your home, for the lasting and most significant effects, you will need to treat it like a process. It will take time and patience, but why not let yourself enjoy the progress since nurturing happiness is an amazing journey, and you should savor it every step of the way.
Guest Blogger profile:
Molly Milson is a contributor at Smooth Decorator. You may contact her via her blog.