Your home is your personal haven. It's the place you wake up to in the morning. It's the place you return to after a tiring day at work. And it's the place that you will spend most of your life in. For these reasons, it's important that you are happy with where you are. As you spend time in your home, you should be filled with joyful and positive thoughts and not negativity. So, with this in mind, here are just a few of the ways you can tweak your interior to give you a happier home.
Simple Ways To Design A Happier Home
#1: Add more color
According to the pros, certain colors can affect your mood, so check out the linked article and consider those that will increase the happiness you feel in your home. Of course, when it comes to color, we aren't only talking about paint, as you can add more color to your home with the features you choose, including the choices you make with your lighting, furnishings, and appliances. So, think about the colors that evoke happiness within you, find ways to add them into your home, and mix and match them to find that sweet spot in the rainbow.
#2: Let in more natural light
It's the light and warmth of the sun that will make you feel happier in your home, so do what you can to let in more natural light. At the very least, you should hire window washers if the light is restricted by too much dirt, but when it comes to design choices, you might decide to replace your heavy-set curtains with something lighter, as these will do much to let more sunlight in. And if you add more mirrors and reflective surfaces to your home, you will bounce the sunlight around your home and brighten your living space.
#3: Go green
No, we aren't talking about being eco-friendly, although you will certainly be happier if the green changes you make bring down your energy bills. Rather, we are talking about adding more plants to your home, as the added greenery can improve your mood and reduce your stress levels. This is partly because plants can improve the quality of the air you breathe, and partly because they are just so wonderful to smell and look at! So, buy a few plants for your windowsills. Hang small planters on any of your unused coat hooks. And if you need more art in your room, you could create something from the succulents growing in your garden. Here's a step-by-step guide to doing just that!
#4: Add more storage
Cluttered rooms do little to evoke happy moods. In fact, they do quite the opposite, as you will know yourself if you have ever been distracted by the mess and clutter in your home. So, find ways to manage the clutter, first by discarding anything you don't need, and secondly, by adding more storage to the messier rooms in your house. Extra shelving units can be useful for your knick-knacks and smaller items. Storage baskets are useful for such things as magazines and TV remotes. And pieces of storage furniture, from ottomans to beds, can store almost anything.
By making a few small changes here and there, you will do much to improve your happiness levels. So, consider our suggestions, and think about the changes you need to make in your home.