A happy home is one of the most important things we can have in our lifetimes. It’s a place that we can go to at the end of the day to relax, be comforted, and feel safe. Our homes have kind of crossed a new boundary this year though. They’re now spaces we occupy, pretty much at all times for the most part. Even if we’re not working at home, we’re sleeping, eating, and hanging out in our houses or apartments. This past year has made us all rethink the way we imagine our homes: from building offices to sprucing up our backyards. But what truly makes the happy home? Is it fancy appliances? Gourmet meal kits? We did some research to find out what the most surprising secrets are for a happy home. Keep reading for more!
The 5 Surprising Secrets to a Happy Home
When you get home, you want to be in a secure, safe place. It is your solace and your escape from the daily hassles of life. Although parts of our lives have now become different and all mixed together, it’s important to sort of try and separate these. Make sure you feel safe in your home so that you’re about to fully wind down at the end of a long day.
Make sure that you are as relaxed as possible for a happy home. Again, you need to feel like your home is an oasis you can escape to, not a place you want to constantly avoid. You should be able to feel at peace. We recommend getting some amazing candles, maybe an oil diffuser, and the comfiest of blankets to nap with. A big, fluffy couch wouldn’t hurt either!
Something else to remember when you’re styling your home: make sure it reflects you! Don’t just follow a trend and hop on the bandwagon. If you like something that may be a less popular item now, it’s okay! Just because different furniture decor trends come and go, doesn’t mean you should adhere to them. Also, add your own touches, like photos of you, family, and friends! You have to personalize your space.
4) Light, light, and more light
If you haven’t guessed it by now, sunlight actually has a lot to do with our happiness. It can literally change your mood. Some people even purchase happy lamps that light up bright in the wintertime so they don’t feel sad. Another element that can help? Greenery. Make sure you have a gorgeous view of some beautiful plants or even decorate your home with them! Another hot tip: add mirrors to your space. They reflect light and they also help your home look way bigger.
Ever heard of the “open concept”? This is the idea that your space is free-flowing and not constricted by walls or division. If you have a large, open space, you can use shelving or rugs to mark zones or make your spaces look different. This way, you can have an open concept or open living space without not knowing where anything is. It’s a way for you to label each area but have them differ in a way.