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The world can be a stressful place. Your home should not be. It should be your sanctuary, where you go to relax, and escape the chaos of it all. Whether you’re trying to become happier in general, or just looking for different ways to elevate your already good mood, the space you spend such important time in can easily reflect that. After all, your house plays an integral part in how you feel on a daily basis.
Display Your Memories
This is an easy one. Remembering positive times and experiences makes us happy. It’s that simple. Put up cherished pictures, show off travel souvenirs, it’s all about what represents a happy time for you and your family.
This is a fun way to organize and remember your travels.Photo: Mr Perkins ICT
A photo collage is a great way to take pictures off your phone and social media and put them up in your home. This heart shape is fun, but really your options are limitless.Photo: We heart it
A coffee table with a glass top and hollowed out area underneath is a great place to show off tchotchkes and mementos. This is an especially good option for things you don’t want regularly handled. This rustic table does happiness double duty, with its fun pop of color.Photo: Nature Inspired Crafts
Play with Color
There are entire studies devoted to the principle that colors can positively or negatively affect our mood. Some colors are scientifically proven to make us happy. Bold isn’t always better though, this is another aspect of design where your options are limited only by your preferences. If you want to go big you can do an entire room in a happy color. You can easily incorporate pops of color into a space to create impact as well.
Yellow comes up in every search as the happiest of colors. Yellow makes us think of sunshine and warmth and is innately cheery. When choosing your shade it’s important to know that it does reflect light better than other colors. This means you’ll want to consider the brightness level you choose, to ensure you continue to love the color for a long time.Photo: Pinterest
Red is another color that can get very intense, very quickly. There are so many options with red, from the almost pinks to the more orange shades. You can make red work in almost any space you want it to. Decorating around red is important; it’s easy to get Christmasy or overly patriotic. If that’s what you’re going for, great! But if not, it’s something to consider.Photo: Houzz
Blue is proven to evoke feelings of calm and relaxing. While it makes some think of sadness, blue is easily one of the most popular colors across all demographics. And with so many shades it’s easy to find one to fit your personal style.Photo: Decor Me Happy
Lighting is Key
Any interior designer will tell you that lighting is key when it comes to setting the mood in any space. And for creating good vibes in your home, nothing works better than natural light. Let in the sunshine! It’s a proven fact that time spent in the sun automatically triggers good feelings. And for spaces where light is scarce, or for winter months, go for bulbs that mimic natural light as closely as possible. And try to avoid fluorescent lighting; it’s been shown to raise anxiety levels.
Large windows let in an incredible amount of light and the paint color mimics the tropical tableau featured so prominently. The cabinet lighting helps beautifully display kitchen collectibles, and the recessed lighting is a nice touch for when its dark outside. Photo: Crowd Build
Candles create an automatic feeling of warmth and coziness, which increases one’s sense of security. These are all important elements to feeling happy and at ease in your home.Photo: Rebloggy
Make Your Bed
Turns out mom was right about this one. Making your bed is a three minute task that has been proven to positively impact one’s mood for the rest of the day. But it’s not just making your bed. Studies have shown that taking a couple of minutes in each room to bring them to “readiness” lowers stress levels. And lower stress levels equals a happier existence.
Making your bed is a great way to start off your day with a sense of accomplishment.Photo: Domain Media
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