The past two years have been quite difficult for people all over the globe, and homeowners are ready to make a change to bring more happiness into their lives. According to experts, design that celebrates life and joy will be an ongoing trend until 2022, and it is expected that people will be infusing more happiness and cheer into their living spaces by using the right colors, artwork, and fun accessories. Creating a happy living or working space can be good for your mental health and relationships, so if you’re ready to get happy, here are a few smart design hacks to create a joyful home.
Don’t underestimate the power of color
An all-neutral decor palette may give your home a clean and uncluttered look, but to truly bring some joy into your space, you’ll need to incorporate some color, even if it’s just a few pops of it here and there. If you can’t fathom the idea of having a bright accent wall or if you don’t want to have colorful pieces of furniture, inject color into your home in a low-commitment way. For instance, you can have printed or brightly-hued throw pillows and couch throws to enhance the look of your sofa. You may also try hanging up a painting, or laying down a colorful rug on the floor. Accessories such as planters, vases, and framed prints are affordable and easy to replace, so you can swap them out if you want to add a different color to your design scheme.
A little greenery can boost your mood
Studies show that having a few indoor plants in your home can make you feel more soothed and comfortable. Having some greenery in your living space may also help to lower your blood pressure and relieve stress, which can lead to positive emotions and a better mood. Some of the best mood-boosting houseplants include photos, lavender, basil, Chinese evergreen, and peace lily, so consider placing a few plants around your home. Choose ones that are hardy and easy to care for if you’re a novice indoor gardener, and take a few minutes to care for them everyday, since tending to plants can also have a positive impact on your mood.
Make a special place devoted to happiness and enjoyment
Another way to make a happier home is to create a space where you can feel relaxed, cheerful, and free to be yourself. If you love to read, consider creating a reading nook complete with built-in shelves, comfortable seats, and plenty of natural lighting. Or perhaps you’re a Marvel fan– why not create a place to house your merch collection or watch your favorite movies? Being surrounded with the things that you love, in a place that makes you feel safe and contented, can make you feel happier on a bad day. This special area in your home can also serve as a private place if you need a break from your everyday schedule.
Creating a happy home can make you look forward to spending more time in your abode. Try these tips to make your home a happier place to be, and see what a difference it can make.