Did you know that we spend an average of 68.7% of our lives in our homes?
That’s a lot of time to spend in a space that makes you unhappy. But we so easily learn to live in the space that we’re in – to adapt to surroundings. It’s easy to become complacent about your home’s design; and from the old curtains in your living room that you can’t stand or paint color in your bathroom that gives you a headache, we don’t always take the time and resources to invest in our living space.
Can you think of something in your home that you’ve wanted to change but haven’t touched for over a year? It might seem daunting to take the first step to changing your home, but the rewards are priceless. They say happiness can’t be bought, but there are creative ways to invest in your home – to invest in your happiness.
First and foremost, a unique and happy color palette for your home is a vital step in fully expressing yourself and cultivating a happy home. You can use color to cultivate a specific look and feel in a space, almost like setting a mood for the room. Start small and set achievable happiness goals, like creating a more relaxing morning atmosphere. Look at the spaces that you’re in when you wake up – your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen – and notice their colors. If you’re not ready to change the color of your walls in these spaces, look at the light in these rooms and see if you can create softer lighting which will soften the color of the paint color. This will create a more peaceful morning routine.
Look at each room and think about how you can take small design steps to best facilitate happiness in your home.