Being happy with your house isn’t always about making major changes; it’s about learning to appreciate the things your home has to offer. It’s just about the way you look at things. You can make your home a happier, healthier, calmer or a more energizing place to live in.

  1. Make a connection.  Even if you’re not sure how long you’ll stay in one place, you can should still make a connection with your home by incorporating yourself into the home.
  2. Appreciate.  Learn to appreciate the small joys of your home. Appreciating the feeling you get when you’re sitting on the porch can help you love your home more. It can also be more effective than just buying a new rug or sofa. 
  3. Declutter and organize.Start storing items you know you’ll be accumulating over time, like photographs, a child’s artwork and financial records. You’ll be surprised by the areas you can store items around your house.
  4. Personalize. Whether your home is custom-built, an older house or even a rental, you can make it feel like you. Adding your tastes in colors, art, and accessories can help you stay true to yourself and make your home beautiful.
  5. Forget perfection.Sometimes looking at photos of other homes can make you feel anxious or feel as though your home has shortcomings of its own. Try starting with something small like a home project, this can be very inspiring. 
  6. Pare down. Paring down not only can simplify your life but can give you more time, space and happiness. This doesn’t mean giving up all of your favorite furniture but it is about embracing and keeping what you really love and learning to let go of the rest.

When you have a place that makes you feel relaxed and at peace it’s scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, help with mental clarity, and rejuvenate your mind and body. When you make changes to fall in love with your home it ends up benefiting for health – now that’s a WIN!