Your home is where you spend the most of your time, you definitely want it to be a happy home.
You want the place you wake up in every morning to be happy, to give you a fresh start every day.
You also want the place you raise your family in to be happy, the kids who grow up in a happy home are healthier kids.
The good news is that there are some small changes that you can make to transform your place into a happier, more relaxing home.
Sunshine is essential
Nothing will make your space happier like sunlight beaming in through your windows.
And that is important for all rooms, try to have as much natural light as you can in all rooms.
Also look for light bulbs that mimic natural light and steer clear of fluorescent lights, thus creating the illusion of natural light at all times.
Restful sleep is important
A happy home is a home where you can truly get some rest at the end of the day.
To make sure that your sleep is even more restful, it is best to keep your bedroom completely dark.
Utter darkness help bodies produce more of the hormone melatonin, which makes people sleep deeper.
To accomplish that you should put up blinds or curtains with a blackout lining.
In order to better phase yourself into sleep put a small lamp on your nightstand, turn off all the lights except that lamp before bedtime.
Fill your home with happy memories
Research shows that people are more likely to be happy and succeed in their lives if they surround themselves with furnishings that are emotionally satisfying.
Display things around your home that remind you of friends, family and the different places you have visited.
A happy home is one that reminds you of your happy memories and prompts you to create more.
Make space for everyone
Each and every member in the family should have their own personal space.
A space to enjoy their favorite hobby, or even just a space to be alone for a while and gather their thoughts.
Make sure to provide that space for everyone. If your kids share a room try to give each of them even a corner that can be just theirs to decorate and enjoy.
Reset any room before you leave it
Take three minutes to reset every room and put it back to order before you depart it.
These little minutes will not delay you or ruin your schedule but they will add up to a neat and organized home that makes you happy.
For example, make your bed as soon as you wake up, put the dishes in the dish washer right away and fluff and organize the pillows on the sofa before you leave the living room.
Add some color to your life
Certain colors have positive impact on the viewer. Plus, a colorful home is a happy home.
For example, nature-based colors are certain to create a happy atmosphere and elicit a good mood.
Think in terms of shades of green, or sky blue, these colors always exude good vibes.
If you do not have the time or the inclination to redecorate your house, even just a few strategically placed objects can make all the difference.
Fresh plants around your house can make you feel happier in your space, and blue pillowcases can make your room a relaxing haven.
Keep a visual gratitude reminder
Most of us already have the concept of gratitude, and we all have things that we are thankful for.
Nonetheless, keeping a visual reminder helps you keep things in perspective and works wonders in keeping your home a happy one.
Use a chalkboard in the kitchen, a dry erase board or even a sticky note on the fridge and choose a nice note that expresses gratitude to remind you and your family of the positivity in your lives.
Create a multi sensory space
Our olfactory response is linked to the emotional center of the brain.
That is why certain scents can stimulate happy or calming mood states. Add lovely scents to your house and organic air fresheners to achieve that.
Additionally soft materials in the house do that, like fluffy towels, soft rugs and luxurious cushions.