Looking to create a happy and peaceful life? Start with creating a happy and peaceful home.
Our surroundings have a huge impact on the way we feel, and we attract based on how we feel, so taking steps to create your high vibe home is a worthwhile use of time and energy.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve spent a lot of time curating my home to reflect the energy I want it to reflect. So I’m feeling inspired to write about it and share with you some ideas on easy things you can do to make your space have warmer energy and be more inviting.
Have you ever taken note of how you feel when you’re in different spaces, either in your home or somewhere else? Where do you feel most peaceful, and how would you describe the space? On the contrary, in what spaces do you feel unfocused and stressed?
You can influence the vibe in your home in various ways. I like to create a warm and inviting energy in my home by incorporating things I love.
This week, I’m sharing with you eight ideas for making your home happier and more peaceful. And what’s more? None of it has to be expensive.
1. Incorporate Places You Love
What’s your happy place? Whatever it is, bring some of it into your home.
Have you noticed yourself drawn back to certain places? How would you describe them? What about them made you want to keep going back? Was it the atmosphere? The sounds? The scents? The vibes?
My happy place is the beach, so I bring a lot of breezy beach vibes into my home — blues, greens, teals, and soft neutrals like the sand. I have a lot of beach pics that I’ve taken over the years, so I personalize my home even more by having my favorite ones printed on canvases.
What’s your favorite place you’ve been? Was it a restaurant? A favorite city? A park? Try bringing some elements of that into your home.
2. Simplify Your Space
We take on the vibes that are around us. So if we surround ourselves with chaos and clutter, we will feel more stressed and tense. When we declutter our space and create a clean, clear living space, we experience peacefulness, calm, and we find it easier to focus.
Have a designated place for everything and try to avoid letting things pile up.
Spend time getting rid of things you no longer use and donate to a local charity.
Look around your room and ask yourself if everything in it serves a purpose. Is it there for function, or beauty, or some other worthy reason? Or is it just “stuff” that’s lying around? Make thoughtful choices about what you want to have in your space.
3. Choose Colors That Create the Mood You Want
The color palette we have in our home has a huge impact on our energy. Certain colors promote different feelings or moods.
The colors in our home have a significant effect on our mood, emotions, and energy.
Ask yourself how you want to feel, and pick colors that support that energy. For example, if you want to feel super productive and energized in a particular room, you may choose a warmer, more fiery action-oriented color, such as red or orange. On the contrary, if you are looking for relaxation and peace, soft neutrals or cool colors such as blue or green fit the bill.
Here’s an overview of colors and various moods or feelings they can inspire:
Red — inspires high energy, action, productivity, love, passion, and heat.
Orange — inspires energy, action, creativity, focus, confidence, and warmth.
Yellow — inspires cheery, brightness, positivity, happiness, and sunshine.
Green — inspires nature, calmness, healing, growth, money, and health.
Blue — inspires calmness, peace, relaxation, and coolness.
Violet — inspires wise, creative, luxurious, and passionate.
Soft neutrals — inspires simplicity, cleanliness, balance, calmness, and stability.
White — inspires purity, peace, light, cleanliness, simplicity, and coolness.
What is the color scheme in your home? Does it support the activity you do in each space?
4. Make Your Space Cozy and Warm
There are special little touches you can incorporate to make your home extra cozy, warm and inviting. A soft, comfy throw blanket, guest slippers, scented soaps by the sink, scented candles, soft background music, mood lighting, the smell of something yummy baking in the oven can all go a long way in making your space warm and welcoming.
5. Homemade Food
I grew up in an Italian family, and food was always front and center. It didn’t have to be a holiday or celebration for there to be ridiculously large quantities and ridiculously amazing dishes. Here are some of my faves that taste great and make the house smell amazing:
- Mashed potatoes
- Mac and cheese
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Banana bread
There’s just something about a home-cooked meal that warms the soul.
What are some of your favorite comfort foods, and what meals from childhood were your favorite? What makes your house smell amazing? Try making some homemade food this week.
6. Seasonal Decor
I love decorating for the holidays. One holiday goes down, and the next one goes up.
Hang seasonal wreaths on the door, get a few fun kitchen towels, fill candy jars with festive candy, make homemade crafts to usher in the next season.
7. Bring Nature In
There is so much natural beauty in nature, and we can enjoy it even more if we bring the outdoors inside. Put fresh herb plants by the kitchen sink, scatter houseplants in various rooms, display photographs of nature, and hang paintings with nature scenes.
8. Spend Time Preparing Your Bedroom for the Best Sleep
Getting good sleep is super important to me, so I thought the bedroom deserves special mention. Every night I take time to make sure my bedroom is conducive to sleeping well.
Here are some ideas you can incorporate:
- Lavender candle
- Oil diffuser
- Salt lamp
- Make sure the room is cool
- Listen to relaxing music
- Scented room spray
- Stretch before bed
- Take a warm bath
- Hydrate your skin
- Drink warm tea
There are so many ways to make your home happier and more peaceful. This week, spend some time making your home your happy place.
I’m no interior decorator, but I do love to help people create a living space that is uplifting and inspiring, so reach out and I’d love to help you.