What is happiness?
Personal values define what happiness means to each individual person, this makes the concept hard to define. In simple terms, it means when you forget your worries and troubles, you do what feels good not what others are doing. Everyone’s happiness is closely connected with internal factors, so sometimes the easiest way to start being happier starts with you.
Decorate With Love
You don’t need to dictate your home style by an interior style, you simply need to follow a scheme that you love. Choose your favourite colours, pieces of art, materials, furniture and make what is important to you the forefront of your home.
Ignore The Picture Perfect Homes On Social Media
Social media is a great place to share photos of things that make you happy or proud, but don’t let these shares dictate how you feel about your home. All images shared on social channels will be the best side of any reality, by accepting your home and loving it for how it is, you will feel a lot happier spending time in it.
Does It Have A Purpose?
A purpose in your home can be something you need, or something that provides joy. This can be a great question to ask yourself before buying something new for your home. Clutter has been proven to cause anxiety and stress, so it is best to try and keep your home as clutter-free as possible.
If you love a piece of furniture, this is a great reason to buy it. Investing in pieces that are going to be happy when you see and use them will help to transform your home into the happy get away you are looking for. This could be something small from your favourite piece of art or something as big as a luxurious lounge chair.
Find Your Favourite Spot In The House
This is the place where you feel most relaxed, I think this spot will depend a lot on your personality and values. It may be the armchair next to the fireplace where you can feel the heat melt away your worries, a window seat where you can look out at the view and let your mind wander or even a reading corner, surrounded by your favourite authors and books.
This place that you love, make a conscious effort to spend more time here. Let this be your retreat if you are feeling overwhelmed, it doesn’t always work to have your whole home to be this place. Making that one spot dedicated to this can help to achieve a feeling of tranquility.
Allow Plenty Of Natural Light
Sunlight has been scientifically proven to increase your serotonin levels, so make sure to open blinds and curtains during those day time hours. Allow as much natural light into your home as you can, and hopefully you might notice the difference in uplifting your mood and improving your general well-being.
There are many benefits to creating a home that makes you happy, it allows you to sleep better at night, feel more motivated and encourage better relationships. The final touch to making your home a happy place, is making sure the people living there are happy in themselves.