How To Make Your Home A Happier Place

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From the KonMari method to feng shui, we all know the importance of a happy home. A balanced, organized, clean home can make you way more productive as well as boosting your mood and making that relaxing time in the evenings feel much better! If you want to balance your home and make it a happier place, we’ve got you!

Go green!

Plants look great in any house, they can look super chic, suit a vintage vibe and have a whole host of benefits for you, as well as converting carbon dioxide into oxygen (they’re used by NASA to purify the air on the ISS), they can make your house smell amazing and even enable you to grow your own produce. Pick up palms for living rooms or bedrooms as they grow in low light conditions, Spider plants for the kitchen as they’re great for purifying the air and scented plants like Jasmine or Lavander for hallways and bathrooms.


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Get the lighting right

Keep your curtains open during the day and allow plenty of natural light to enter your house, make sure you have heavy curtains in your bedroom to allow you to get a great nights sleep. Don’t forget to regularly air rooms out either, throw the windows open and get some air in! Natural light will boost your mood and make every room feel lighter and brighter, in darker rooms get halogen bulbs as they mimic sunlight, and in chilled rooms opt for dimmer lamps so you can create a relaxed vibe.


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Tidy up as you go


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Nobody wants to tidy the whole house, and aside from throwing all your junk away (KonMari!) there’s little you can do. So set a timer for 3 minutes before you leave a room and do a quick tidy up, if you don’t finish it come back later and do the same again. Eventually, it will get done!

Don’t block your furniture

Don’t have your desk facing the wall or your bed blocked off from the rest of the room, feng shui believes in balancing the home by placing your bed diagonally with an unobstructed view of the room and the door and balancing the water in the bathroom with earth tones. Strangely employing feng shui does seem to work, even if it’s all psychological – getting a better sleep and a rested day is so essential to career girls!

  1. Great post! I think plants are so important in a house to make it look amazing and also smell nice!
    Paula |

  2. All great advice! I had a bunch of plants donated to me so now I can’t seem to stop adding to my collection. It really does help make me happy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That’s such a great post ! And much needed for me since I’ve been living alone since september and I freaking hate my flat

  4. These are great ideas and a lot of practices I try to follow. I love the sneak clean where I just tidying up certain things as I go and before you know its spotless. A big thing for me is incorporating a lot of white so everything just feels brighter and happier. It puts me in a good mood and makes me more productive as well.

  5. Keeping my place clean definitely helps me to feel more relaxed and happy in my space. I’m living with my parents at the moment, so keeping my room clean definitely isn’t a huge task, but I’m dreading what the mess will look like when I move into my own place!

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  6. That first picture is just the dream! Just want to get in that bed!
    Ivy xo

  7. I started reading the KonMari book a month ago, but totally forgot about it, hehe! Need to go back to it.
    As for the tips, they’re all good! I’d also add buying fresh flowers regularly if you can – they certainly make me feel better. x

  8. I feel that lighting really matters most – a flash of sunlight makes me feel energized immediately. I also think that simplicity is key at home – I like pretty but functional furniture and objects. I wouldn’t buy a beautiful piece of decor that is demanding and requires a lot of time to clean for example.

  9. I agree Joanna, clean minimalistic and functional is the way to go! Of course, there’s always that one piece we just have to have that totally isn’t functional. I have a thing for weird chairs that end up not being that comfortable…:O x

  10. I’m yet to finish The Life Changing Magic of Tidying, but even after I started it I began through things away and clearing out the clutter! xx

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