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6 Ways to Make Your Home A Happier Space

Creating a happy and relaxing space doesn't have to cost too much

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photos)

Whether your home is big or small, it should be a place where you can feel happy and at peace. After all, it is the place where you take a rest and unwind after every stressful day. Thankfully, there are many ways you can turn your space into a happy haven—and none of them require you to splurge too much or make any huge changes. With the help of these tips, your place isn’t just going to be a house—it will be a home.

1. Declutter


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First off is perhaps the most difficult step of all. Every one of us knows the pain of going through your many possessions and deciding which to keep and which to chuck out—just the mere thought of it can be stressful. But the payoff of getting rid of the clutter is huge and incredibly rewarding: You get to go home to a place that allows you to fully relax and get away from everything for a little while. So get out those boxes and start to pick out the things you won’t be needing anymore—you won’t regret it!

2. Fix your bed


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This is another one of those things that just seems so inconsequential, especially when you’re rushing to go to work in the morning. But making your bed right after you wake up does more than just make your room seem a little tidier—it can give you a sense of achievement even at the early hours of the day, and help you have a more productive day ahead. Get started on this habit and your mood will surely be uplifted.

3. Let the light come in


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It’s not only the home that benefits from a little sunlight; you also get the vitamin D you need, plus it makes you feel calmer, healthier, and happier. Try to open your windows, or simply draw back those curtains. If your space doesn’t receive a lot of light, get yourself a nice lighting piece that will make your home look much brighter.

4. Make your home smell nice


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Aside from making a space smell better, a nice scent can improve your mood and trigger therapeutic sensations, as well as help you recall positive memories. Invest in an essential oil diffuser, or if you want, you make DIY sachets. Just imagine coming home to a place that makes you feel instantly at peace—you’ll never want to leave!

5. Inject pops of color


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Colors, especially energetic ones, are great for making us feel more stimulated and enthusiastic. Give your walls a fresh coat of bright-hued paint. If you’re not ready for such a major change, you can still give your space pops of energy using colorful décor, like some throw pillows, cute figurines, or your favorite artworks.

6. Make your own indoor garden


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Speaking of adding color to your home, why not go for some potted plants? Not only do these make a space look livelier and more interesting, but they also help cause a lot of health benefits, like cleaner air, reduced anxiety, and improved focus. You don’t have to turn your home into a greenhouse—simply go for a few potted plants and spread them all over different areas in your home.

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Source: Apartment Therapy

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