Everyone wants their home to look gorgeous, but most of us don’t think about how our home looks can affect our mood. Here’s some surprising hacks for a happy home that leaves stress at the door.
Less mess = destress
Having loads of unnecessary clutter about the house can make you feel overwhelmed and unsettled. The obvious answer is to clean out any nicnacs you don’t need but, failing that, a good chest of drawers or a snazzy sideboard with lots of drawers and cupboard space can hide it all out of sight and out of mind.
“Tidy home, tidy mind.”Everyone ever
Light it up
If a room is dark and dingy, it’s not going to put you in the best mood – it strains your eyes and makes you sleepy. Instead, flood your room with energising light! We love LEDs because they’re really bright and cost much less to run compared to normal ones, so you can have as many as you like.
“Darkness cannot survive in the presence of light.”Eckhart Tolle (pretty smart bloke)
Mother (nature) knows best
Humans weren’t designed for indoors, but it’s safe to say we love it now – spending 80 to 90% of our time there. Having a little callback to nature in your room with a flowery pattern or a faux plant gives you that calm, fresh feel without the stress of trying to keep real ones alive.
“To me, flowers are happiness.”Stefano Gabbana (the Gabbana in Dolce & Gabbana)
It’s not all about looks. You never think about it but how your home feels can have a huge impact on your mood. There’s nothing like the squidge of your toes in a deep fluffy rug, or the feel of buttery velvet under your fingertips. By adding lots of lovely texture to your home you can take it from just nice looking to a full on warm, cosy sanctuary.
“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!”Agnes, Despicable Me
Inhale essential oils (exhale stress)
It’s called aromatherapy for a reason. Bringing a fresh new fragrance into your home is a treat for your nose. They banish bad smells and bad vibes, helping you breathe clearer and fully unwind. It might sound like a luxury, but it doesn’t have to cost you. Just one diffuser can make all the difference. Now for the hard part, choosing your scent…
“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.“Rita Moreno (played the fabulous Anita in West Side Story)