Happy home design and lifestyle tips

A happy home is just what we all need in order to escape from all the stress of daily life. Even if you work from home, you still need to create a space that will allow you to get rid of any and all tension. Here are some excellent design and décor tips that will transform your home.

Your bedroom

One of the most important things you should do as soon as you wake up is to make your bed. You will be surprised just how much of a difference this can make in your daily routine. By making your bed before leaving your bedroom, you are starting the process of creating a happy home.

Your kitchen

Dishes have a way of piling up. Especially if you are the kind of person who tends to eat on the run. Instead of just dropping the dirty knife in the sink, give it a quick wash and let it air dry. Even if you have quite a few washed dishes that need to be packed away, it’s not nearly as demoralising as a pile of dirty ones!

Clean up the clutter

Many people agree that when their home is cluttered, their mind and mood suffer too. A happy home is a tidy home. Now, you don’t have to go completely crazy with the organizing and alphabetize your cereal. However, you can take some time to make sure that everything is packed in the correct place and throw away items that you don’t need any longer. Better yet, you can take anything still in good condition down to your local shelter or charity and donate them to those in need.

Be grateful

When we were kids, our parents probably accused us at least once of being ungrateful. As adults, it can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the bad rather than the good. A wonderful healthy habit is to start your day by thinking about something that you are grateful for. It can be as simple as coffee that gets you through the day or the fact that you have a steady job. Each day, pin something onto your message board or write something on your whiteboard. This board will grow and it will make you aware of everything you have to be grateful for.

Personalise with photos

You can make your house a home by adding something personal when it comes to décor. Photos are the best kind of personal decoration you can add to just about any room. If you are up for getting really creative, you can print out dozens of your favourite photos, cut them out and create your very own collage. Remember, collages look best with uneven or curved edges around the photos rather than straight lines. Let the photos overlap one another too.

Welcome nature

No matter what ails you nature always has a remedy. You can create a truly happy home if you take the time to welcome nature inside. Fresh flowers and potted plants can be enjoyed in various areas of the home. Plants that love humidity to very well in kitchens and bathrooms. Fresh cut flowers can be displayed in vases of different sizes depending on how much space you have available. Even if your plants don’t produce flowers, you can rest assured that the colour green is especially soothing and will help create a soothing and relaxing environment.

These are just a few simple happy home design and décor tips. When you take the time to make your house a home and you add those personal touches, you will really feel it turn into a sanctuary and the perfect place to let your mind and body relax.