Winter is the perfect time to transform your home into a warm and inviting happy place! Try a few of these home tips and tricks to create cozy spaces you’ll never want to leave. To make your home comfortable and inviting, focus on organization, lighting, and décor. Give your home personality and make it your own. Whether you have a large house or a small apartment, these seven ideas will help you design a happy home that elevates your mood and invites others to stay.
7 Ways to Make Your Home a Happy Place
Add sentimental décor to rooms.
Fill your rooms with personal items that mean something to you. These items could be picture frames with photos of friends and family, hand-me-down candlesticks or blankets (perhaps a blanket your grandmother knitted you), your favorite books displayed on shelves, puzzles you’ve put together that are glued and framed. All of these items hold special memories. Fill your home with joyful items to be reminded of happy memories and feelings daily.
Organize your spaces.
Your home should be a sanctuary where you can unwind. Clutter will create a chaotic space that adds unnecessary stress. By organizing your spaces, you’ll feel greater mental clarity and emotional peace. Add storage racks to cabinets, to pull out food and pans. Use storage ottomans to rest your feet and store your blankets. Put a shoe organizer over doors to store cleaning supplies. Add storage bins under your bed where you can keep extra shoes, clothes, or seasonal home décor. There are so many clever ways to add storage and organize your home. Try a few of these organization tips and turn your home into a clean oasis.
Fill your home with warm light.
Warm up your lighting to create cozier spaces. Add table lamps and standing lamps in the living room and family room. Place battery operated candles on console tables, mantels, and side tables. Drape cascading string lights on a standing mirror. All of these lighting additions will make your home even more inviting.
Set aside a room or corner that’s just for you.
Designate a small space that only you use for relaxation. It can be a small corner or an entire room. Create a reading nook, workout room, meditation corner, or journaling space.
Automate your home.
Automatic timers make your life so much easier! Pick up a coffee maker with programmable timer, to schedule your coffee in the morning. When you wake up, it’s waiting for you fresh and hot. Plug your lamps into Wi-Fi smart plugs, so you can program them to turn on and off on a schedule. Use a smart home voice-controlled speaker to play music and answer questions. When adding battery operated lights to your home for ambiance, choose ones on a timer so they turn on as soon as the sun sets.
Host neighbors or friends.
The best part about having a home is that you can share it with friends. This doesn’t mean you have to host an elaborate dinner party. Keep it simple with a game night, a wine and cheese party, or a holiday brunch. Invite neighbors to socialize with new people and fill your home with joyful laughter.
Keep it cozy.
Surround yourself with cozy items that help you relax. Add a large fuzzy blanket to your bed and couch. Fill your space with cozy scents by using an essential oil diffuser. Place soft rugs under your couches and bed. Put a heated floor mat in your office to keep your feet warm and toasty.
We hope these easy and affordable ideas and tips will help you turn your home into a cozy happy place!