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How to Make Your Home a Happier Place to Live in

Doesn't matter if we spend more time outside; we always want to come back to a happier home- that reflects happiness, togetherness, and lots of positive energy. Your abode should reflect you- the person you are; and the person you wish your kids to become one day.

We try to fill our homes with everything we like. But how about filling your 'favorite place of all' with the things that can inspire you, motivate you, can help you feel fearless and secured when unavoidable fears and worries about the uncertain future makes you cringe! How about creating a place (or places within the house) that can instantly make you feel calm and more of life? 

"Your environment reflects your life." So the inside set up must be fascinating, should be wonderful- bright, peaceful, and clutter free.

Really doesn't matter if you live in a big or a small house. A house to be a happier place to live in requires more of life, inspirations to keep you motivated, the peace and calmness that you can feel in your spines. 

A place where there is more laughter, more understanding, forgiving quality, and lots and lots of love and respect for each of the members- such place makes a GREAT Happy Home!

I remember my teenage days. Every time something went wrong; or I was upset and worried about something, I would find myself a seat near the window and would continue looking outside for hours together- without speaking anything to anybody. I never understood (nor my parents and family) the reasons behind doing something silly like this! But as of when I started creating a positive life; I got my answers. "I was trying to find some motivation to fight back life's biggest problems. It was my way of gathering my (mental) strengths back to face the hurdles." 

Sometimes we just want to sit quietly and run through our day, our life, and our problems. I was exactly doing the same. 

In fact, there are many small changes that you can do today to make your home a happier place to come back at the end of the day. These additions to your house won't just lift you mood; but can improve your efficiency too!

1. Have one sound-proof quiet room in the house.

I find it easy to switch from a worst person to a better person in a quiet and calm room in my house. I get better when I get the chance to meditate, relax, read, explore, and create something exciting and new everyday. Make sure you have more than one such restful noise-proof ares in your abode.

2. Have more colors all around your house. 

Not necessarily colored walls; but you can add colors to your interior decoration in many different ways. Try these: pillows, curtains, coffee tables, large paintings or artworks, bright photograph frames, flowers and vases, decorative pieces that sparkle colors, even bright/bold color furnishings, etc in bolder shades. The temperature of colors can guide your emotions.

3. Include more Books and create a library if you can.

4. Have one "My Passion" room.

Hang your favorite work. Display your achievements like; trophies, certificates, pictures, or samples that you have created. Each day spend some time visiting this room in your house and feel good about your talents and creations. I feel such corners or rooms have powerful impact on your whole self, because they show who you are as a person, or what you are trying to achieve, and how far you have come in life making those dreams a reality.

5. Have 'happy memory' frames hanging all around your walls.

Such a feel good factor! Your happy days that are your favorite memories now- have them all around your house. Feel them, and remember them each and every moment. Try to live those days again and again. Create them now again! 

6. Have more green and white things around.

Having more house plants sparks a kind of joy within me. Every morning after I wake up and look at them, they kind of motivate me to start my day on a good positive note. I feel full of life, and the eagerness to do something, or to create something exciting. So is with the white color. White vases, potteries, pillows, bed sheets create a sense of calmness within us. Sometimes a white-theme decoration looks more attractive than bold colors. If nothing try adding a vase of white orchids and see the difference.

7. Have things that can attract your eyes and nose.

To say, bring yourself some good quality scented air wicks, candles, hand soaps, hand lotions and keep them in the common ares of the room; where you can access the freshness and enchanting flavors of life.

Have some wise words, inspiring quotes, wall decals, and stickers to keep you motivated towards life , duties, responsibilities, and dreams all-day-long. Hang some house rules' reminders like; "practice more patience, stay calm, take it easy, it's just a bad day and tomorrow is another new day, love more shout less, laugh more and frown less, be respectful towards each family members, eat together, watch something funny each day, try on something new everyday, etc. "

8. Focus on cleaning the "noisy areas" very often.

I find the kitchen area to be the most cluttered place in the house. I try to clean it often, and make it look attractive by using some decorative things like; house plants (both real and artificial), keeping the area dry and clean and utensils-free.

Similarly if you find any area of your house to be noisy and cluttered; then try keeping it clutter-free. Focus on the solutions you can try doing to make it look more clean, free and attractive.

Start with these easy steps and transform your home into a relaxing retreat.

What would you like to add to this list. I would love to hear from you. So please do leave me your comments. I love reading them. And if you liked the post also please do share.



  1. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  2. this is again a well written post and I love ur idea to incorporate colour in our homes. Its such a great way to lift our mood when we are not feeling upto it.I have my home decorated as per feng shui . Not even a moment to complain.

  3. I like all the tips you share here. :)

  4. Oh, I love these ideas. And those houses are so much like my home pegs.

  5. Such a lovely post! Happy weekend. :)



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