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Ten Ways To Create Happy Home Vibes


What is the difference between a house and a home? While a house is simply a building or structure that can provide shelter and a place to reside, a home is so much more. A home provides a feeling of comfort and is a place to make memories. While normal stress is bound to affect our lives, our homes can become sanctuaries of peace, relaxation, and happiness. Here are ten ways to create happy home vibes. *This post contains affiliate links.


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1. Display family and vacation photos 

Having photos of family, friends and pets on display is one of the easiest ways to make a house feel like home. Being surrounded by smiling faces of family and friends will promote happy vibes.

Photos & vintage bottles



Cottage shiplap staircase surrounds shiplap walls showcasing a black and white photo gallery under a small window.


Create gallery walls using personal pictures that capture moments you will never forget, such as a wedding, special birthdays, children’s sporting events, and photos of vacation memories from happy times spent travelling.


19 Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Black and White Gallery Wall | @stylecaster



2. Surround Yourself With Your Favorite Things

Style a bookshelf, mantel or curio with special family photos, children’s artwork, your favorite books and of course, vintage collectibles or prized junk…anything that makes you happy!

Entry way shelfie styling. Tour the Cozy, Elegant Home That Is Major Interior Design Inspiration.


Decorate with artwork and accessories that reflect your hobbies, faith, and personal interests.

Me & My House Sign



type writer. camera. ... add antique r.r. lantern & film projector...yes

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3. Let The Sunshine In

A little sunshine always helps to create happy home vibes! Replace heavy curtains and shades with light and airy sheers or simple valances, and let the sunshine in!

Calm neutral palette with some natural textures



Hanging plants in a crisp guest room


4. Embrace Indoor Plants

Take advantage of all the sunshine in your home and embrace indoor plants. Studies have shown that indoor plants improve air quality, promote healing and can actually make you, and your home, happier!


Fall for Fixer Upper all over again.



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5. Play Your Favorite Happy Tunes

Music can certainly affect the mood and ambiance of our homes. Create happy home vibes by choosing upbeat and positive music that makes you want to dance, sing, and forget the cares of the day while you are at home.


Groovy tunes in "mono". Admit it, wasn't it fun to play the record on the wrong speed and everyone sounded like the Chipmunks?


Music really livens up a space- and music always sounds better when it's played on a crosley record player #uooncampus #uocontest

You might enjoy the novelty of playing vintage records or you can simply play your tunes via your phone or computer using a bluetooth speaker.

 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 

If you want to keep that happy mood going, be sure to use choose a good company like  Suddenlink Communications  to keep your music streaming without annoying buffering!


6. Enjoy The Companionship Of A Pet

There is nothing like a faithful dog wagging it’s tail by the front door to greet you when you come home, or a happy cat watching and waiting for you in a window.  Sharing your abode with furry friends or other pets can certainly create some happy home vibes.

Yep, Pretty much looks exactly like what is lurking beyond my screen door! ;)


Kitty watches the birds More


If you have allergies, consider a pet fish! If you don’t want the maintenance of an aquarium, choose a beta or goldfish which can live in small containers without filtration. They are easy to take care of and are very fun and relaxing to watch. They can add beauty to your home too.

Betta/ Lotus Jar. Please no more comments- the lotus, not the tank, that I'm interested in



7. Add Pops Of  Happy Color

Add pops of color to neutral spaces with throw pillows, accent rugs and decorative pieces. Change color schemes with the seasons to keep your home feeling happy and refreshed.

Like an hour's worth of sunlight on a gray, rainy day, a glint of yellow in a neutral room delights. Here, working together to leaven ordinary whites and creams, is a chrome-yellow Chippendale-style mirror frame -- its happy new coat of paint causing it to "jump off the wall"; some creamy yellows in the chair pillow's print; and the meltingly pale, new-minted gold of full-blown roses. Inspiring yellow details include notions, fabrics, and trimmings in silk, cotton, and rayon.

Martha Stewart

Happy Pillow


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Target Freeland Arm Chair



Summer Home Tour - Neutral with pop of color - Ikea Ektorp Sectional - World Market Jute rug - bookcase styling - Simple DetailsSimple Details Blog


8. Enjoy The Beauty Of Fresh Flowers

Arrange fresh flower bouquets and place them around the house. Whether you choose a large bouquet or a single stem in a bud vase, there is just something about fresh flowers that can make a normal day seem extraordinary and happier.

Vintage House: MIDSOMMAR



Shabby Chic Daisies

Faded Charm


9. Keep Your Home Smelling Clean And Pleasant

Science has proven that the sense of smell is able to influence  brain activity.  Pleasant and uplifting aromas can promote a sense of happiness and well-being, whereas foul odors do quite the opposite.

Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser 

Diffusing essential oils is a much healthier option than using aerosol room sprays that simply mask odors and can be quite toxic.

Plant Therapy Top 6 USDA Certified Organic Essential Oils Set. Includes: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint, Lemon and Tea Tree. 10mL (1/3 Ounce) each.

Plant Therapy Top 6 USDA Certified Organic Essential Oils Set. Includes: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint, Lemon and Tea Tree


Even heavily scented candles can be unhealthy if synthetic fragrances and parraffin wax is used. However if you love the glow of burning candles, you can choose all natural candles made from soy or beeswax and scented with essential oils.

NEW-Latch Jar Candle

Cottage Candle Company All-Natural Soy Essential Oils Candles


10. Deep Clean And De-Clutter

There is nothing more stressful than a messy home, so keep be sure to take the time to deep clean and clear the clutter to promote a peaceful and happier home environment. Use all natural and fresh smelling cleaning supplies, and purge any junk you have been hoarding.

Spring Cleaning Tips


This week I am continuing to give my house a much needed deep “detox.” I am also adding pops of spring color to make it more cheerful. How do you make your home your happy place?  I love to hear from you dear friends!


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  • Reply Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Great ideas, tips and inspirational photos. It’s often the little things that help to make a home happy.

    April 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Cathy

    I love having family photos everywhere, as well as fresh flowers! Lovely photos and ideas here. : )

    April 17, 2018 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Jean |

    Love this post, from its title to the end! Thanks for the inspiration.

    April 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much! I hope you will visit again soon!

      April 19, 2018 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Mary

    Great tips First on my list is to declutter and then I love idea to add the vaction photos. such personal ideas

    April 19, 2018 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Yes I am with you…declutter first! I am working on that now.
      Thanks so much for visiting today. Come back again soon!

      April 19, 2018 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Mary

    Amber these are all excellent suggestions. Nothing can lift our spirits than seeing loved ones framed onto a pretty gallery wall.

    April 19, 2018 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Love, love, love all your ideas!! The black & white photos on the walls really captured my eye, and I think it’s time to start updating the throw pillows around my house with the seasons. Thank you 🙂

    April 20, 2018 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Sandra L Garth

    I love the ideas and the pictures are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

    April 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Roseann Hampton

    Lots of great ideas! I love having fresh flowers and diffusing my essential oils. Displaying my “prized junk” makes me happy as well! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Can’t wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    April 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna

    Great photos and great suggestions! Featuring tonight at Party in Your PJs!

    April 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm
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