We are officially well into the new year – a time to “start over” and change one’s lifestyle. There are a lot of different resolutions we make to better ourselves each year, but ultimately, we want to be happy. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of tips and suggestions to find happiness at home. Try a couple or try them all, and see if they make a difference for you!
Embrace your style
A professional interior designer can redecorate your entire home, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be happy with the new setup. Instead, decorate each room to match your style rather than what you think is “in” this year. By selecting patterns, colors, and styles you like, you’ll be able to create a space you’ll love.
Decorate to boost your mood
Fresh plants, uplifting colors, a picture frame filled with people you love. These things can boost your mood and help you feel good at home. Flowers and green plants can energize a space, while certain colors, like yellow, can create a cheerful environment.
Take your time
If you’re unhappy with how your home looks now, be patient. It takes time to design a home sweet home, and it’s important not to rush when making big purchases. Instead, if you carefully consider each item before buying, you’re more likely to be satisfied with the results.
Spend 10-20 minutes picking up every day
No one likes chores (I certainly don’t), but what would you rather do: spend an entire Saturday cleaning or take a little time each day to pick up and prevent large messes? I would choose the latter, and I’m sure most of you would agree. Plus, a clean home can reduce stress rather than create more. Hint: Part of your plan may be to invest in shelves and other organizational items to ensure everything has a home.
Start with a few small projects before tackling a big one.
A big house project can feel overwhelming, so start with smaller ones to get the ball rolling. For example, you may need to paint several rooms. Take a few steps at a time and go to the local hardware store and pick out paint swatches to get you started. Before you know it, you will be done. Once you see how quickly that project went and can check it off your list, you’re much more likely to follow through with each project and end the year feeling accomplished. You never know. You may become a DIYer like the sisters on Shanty-to-Chic!
How do you find happiness at home? Please write a comment and let us know!