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.
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.
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.
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!
Decorate with artwork and accessories that reflect your hobbies, faith, and personal interests.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diffusing essential oils is a much healthier option than using aerosol room sprays that simply mask odors and can be quite toxic.
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.
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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.
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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