People all over the world are doubling their efforts to create a happy and inviting home – now that we’re spending more time inside. While the main reason for renovation projects is to create a functional and attractive home, a survey has shown that making changes to one’s décor can also have an impact on the way we feel about our home.
According to the poll, 95 percent of homeowners said that they felt an increased sense of enjoyment at home after a complete kitchen renovation, while 88 percent said that they have a greater desire to stay indoors after repainting their walls. Indeed, refreshing your abode can make it feel cozier and more welcoming, as it increases your happiness as a homeowner.
As you might know, I’m a bestselling author and happiness researcher. I wrote a book called Happy Habits.
In my research, I learned about how important it is to your happiness to make your home feel happy – like your very own sanctuary. My book also shares specific principals of “habit formation” to make sure you follow through on creating happy home habits.
In this article I’ll be sharing ways to create a happier home – and inspire you to move forward with these happy and inviting home improvements.
If you’re planning to make some changes to your décor, here are a few easy ways to create a happy and inviting home.
One of the best ways to have a happy home is to create a space that makes people comfortable. According to Paradisa Homes, one of the simplest ways to do that is to customize your home to fit your lifestyle, so for instance, if you spend a lot of time indoors, think about creating places where people can relax. The easiest and most cost-effective ways to do that is by having plush rugs on the floor, placing cushions on hard seats, and draping cozy throws on the couch. Meanwhile, if you like being outdoors, you can create a comfy seating area in your patio or backyard so you can enjoy the space even more. Think about how you use your space before redecorating, and then focus on enhancing it to make it cozy and comfy.
Having a cluttered home can be the cause of stress, anxiety, and small accidents like tripping on kids’ toys or accidentally bumping into that $500 vase. Make sure to keep your home clean and organized by choosing the right furniture and placing it at the right corner. Look for the perfect placement for that Chesterfield couch and indoor plant to make your space appear less cluttered. Get rid of old papers, broken items, or anything that you don’t need anymore, and only keep things that have value or are useful to you. After that, keep everything organized by putting things in their designated places, and get into the habit of clearing out clutter every few days so it doesn’t pile up.
Lovely scents can enhance your home’s welcoming feel, so use an oil diffuser to make your house more inviting. In my bestselling Anxiety Cure Video Course, I recommend using citrus, green tea, or vanilla essential oils in your diffuser – or lighting a scented candle to make your rooms smell good.
If you’re especially determined to keep bad odors at bay naturally, consider making a stovetop potpourri! It’s fun and simple to do! You just fill up a saucepan with water and let it simmer on low heat for a few minutes. Next you can add cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves to the water to create a warm and complex scent. Or add citrus peels and fresh ginger to the water for a fresh scent.
Having a lovely home environment doesn’t always require a lot of time or money to make it happen. Try these easy ways to create a happy and welcoming home, and enjoy spending time with your loved ones indoors.