Your home is your sanctuary, and you deserve to have a space that inspires you, makes you feel comfortable and, most of all, creates untold happiness.
That’s why it’s essential you find ways to infuse a little joy into your home to create an ideal setting. That could mean lighting candles to give your place a warm, cozy feel or just making sure you don’t go insane looking for your keys every morning before you head off to work.
Here are four tips to make a happy home in 2021.
1. Get Organized
Clutter causes stress — and adding more unnecessary belongings to your home will only compound those feelings. Beyond simply owning less stuff, organizing your home makes it easier to navigate and find what you need when you need it. A clean home also offers other health benefits.
For example, tidy, organized rooms can make your home feel much more inviting. Plus, it will take a lot less time to clean in case you decide to have visitors. You’ll also feel more energetic in a home that’s organized and less bogged down, which leaves more time for activities that you and your family and friends can enjoy.
2. Order Plants and Flowers
Ordering plants and flowers for your home can brighten things up and create a truly unmatched ambiance. In that vein, consider ordering a flower delivery every month to create a more inviting and regal setting. Moreover, having flowers in your home can reduce stress, boost your mood and memory, and some flowers can even help you sleep (such as lavender). Start searching for the perfect flowers for your home so you can start reaping these many benefits.
3. Stock Up on Candles
Buy a few candles to help make your home feel and smell better. Indeed, lighting candles on a rainy night — or even a not-so-rainy night — can help create a warm, cozy vibe. You can even use candles for a candle-lit yoga session to help you unwind after a long day or for a meditation session to help clear your mind.
No matter their purpose, candles are a great way to enhance the décor of any room. Take them into the bathroom with you and have yourself a well-deserved bubble bath by candlelight or plan a special candle-lit dinner for your significant other. There are tons of ways to use scented candles to make a happy home.
4. Use Essential Oils
To reduce stress, anxiety and inflammation (to name just a few benefits), treat yourself to an essential oil diffuser and start experimenting with essential oils like lavender and citrus. Every essential oil serves a unique purpose and contains health-promoting botanicals that can be taken internally, diffused or applied topically with a carrier oil like jojoba oil. Essential oils can be beneficial for your home in several ways, including:
- Promoting physical wellness
- Enhancing skin health
- Promoting a positive mental state and atmosphere
- Alleviating pain
Some of the most popular essential oils include lavender oil, sandalwood oil, bergamot essential oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil and tea tree oil. Start experimenting to determine which ones offer the most benefits and would work wonders in making a happy home based on scent and purpose.
What Makes Your Home Happy?
Making a happy home to hang out in doesn’t require a lot of time or money, as long as you commit to certain practices and routines. Whether you decide to finally get your house whipped into shape by organizing everything or buy some flowers on the regular to add a little ambiance, there are plenty of ways to add joy to your home.