Your home should feel like a sanctuary, where the rest of the world melts away. Bringing positivity into your house is good for your health and a key ingredient to living a happy life.
Now that we’re all spending more time at home, having a space that resonates positive energy is even more essential. Here are some tips to transform your space.
Lift your spirits and reduce stress by maintaining a clean and orderly home. Clutter promotes anxiety and can even make it harder to sleep at night. To stay organized, take advantage of creative storage to keep messes off the counters. You can also install hooks to double the storage in your closets and take advantage of hanging space.
Before you leave the house each morning, take a few minutes to tidy up and put everything back as you found it the night before. This lets you return home to an organized space. Housekeeping services can also keep your home sparkling and professionally clean.
Decorate your home
This tip may seem obvious, but surrounding yourself with meaningful objects is a great way to evoke positive memories and emotions. There’s no wrong way to decorate your home, as long as it makes you feel comfortable and safe. While areas like the living room tend to get more love, don’t be afraid to add personal touches such as family photographs or plants and other décor to the kitchen. Bathrooms are a great place to hang photographs or art of green fields and forests, simple and proven mood boosters.
Utilize natural light
Experts recommend getting 10 to 30 minutes of sunlight each day. You can soak in Vitamin D indoors if you take advantage of the natural light that already pours in. Open up your curtains and blinds each morning to let the light shine and then close them at night for privacy.
You can also use large mirrors to reflect light into dark-lit areas of the home. This will boost brightness in the room. You can promote productivity with daylight-tinted bulbs. Strategically place these in areas where you need an extra energy boost, such as a home office or garage.
Choose a scent
Scent, memory and emotion are all intertwined — after all, smells trigger memories and emotions more than any other sense. This means that the smells you associate with your home can impact your moods, so choose scents wisely.
Candles are a great way to bring scents into the home. If you don’t have a favorite already, light floral and vanilla are popular mood enhancing scents. Lavender is great for bedrooms because it can help aid sleep. You can also purchase aromatherapy kitchen soaps that turn dishwashing into a relaxing habit rather than an annoying chore.
Set up outdoor social spaces
Spending time outdoors has always been good for your health, but now the CDC even recommends it as the safest way to have social interactions. If you have outdoor space, take advantage and optimize it for social gatherings and entertaining by adding a deck.
When setting up outdoor furniture, chairs and couches should be placed facing each other so guests can commune with one another. Purchasing an outdoor grill will make hosting backyard barbecues easier than ever, and hanging twinkle lights or installing outdoor lighting will set an intimate aesthetic when the sun goes down.
Designing your house for positivity is a process, and it doesn’t have to happen overnight. Big renovations can be tackled in waves, and even small tweaks over time can bring big changes to the energy flow in your space. Remember that your home should be a place that makes you feel happy, safe, and inspired.
About The Author: Karlyn is a writer who specializes in the lifestyle and home insurance spaces. She believes the best ingredients for success are passion and purpose.
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