How To Make Your Home A Happier, Healthier Place For Your Family

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When you’re working on manifesting a better life for yourself and your family, one of the best ways you can sustain a positive mindset is by setting up your home for a happier, healthier lifestyle. Your home is your family’s safe haven, which means a positive home can help you feel more positive as a family.

The good news is that making your home a happier place doesn’t mean you need to invest in a complete redesign of your space. In fact, you’d be surprised by how small changes around your house can make a big impact.

Here are a few simple things your family can do around the house to make your home a happier, healthier place.

Change up your color schemes

Michael Plank, the Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, predicted that the most popular colors in 2019 would be jewel tones, sun-washed oranges, and tans inspired by the American West. But before you start changing your home’s color schemes to fit the year’s trends, consider asking yourself how the colors make you feel.

Colors can have an impact on your emotions. Nature-based colors like pale or dark greens, soft blues, and deep browns can put you in a good mood and lift your spirits.

Consider changing up the color scheme in your home to include accent colors that make you feel peaceful and positive. You can bring in more colors by changing the covers on your throw pillows, changing your curtains, or adding a few plants around your home.

Keep your air clean

During the winter months, you’ll be spending more time indoors than outdoors. That means your home’s air quality will have a direct impact on your family’s health.

To keep your home’s air quality in good shape, consider doing the following:

  • Keeping your gutters clear. It’s recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. Clogged gutters are often the cause of water damage, which can encourage the growth of mold and mildew around your home.
  • Installing a carbon monoxide detector. Gas and oil supply 60% of the country’s energy. If you have gas-fueled appliances in your home, it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home and to have your appliances serviced regularly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Cleaning your air ducts. While you’re having your HVAC system serviced this fall, consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned too. This will help your HVAC system run more efficiently and keep your air quality in good condition.

Prioritize emotional satisfaction

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of designing a home that’s emotionally unsatisfying. The U.S. manufacturing industry produces 18.2% of the world’s goods, creating thousands of pieces you can put in your home every day. But by focusing too much on trying to make your living space look good, you can end up keeping your space from feeling good.

Research has found that people are more likely to succeed in their goals for self-improvement when they’re in an emotionally satisfying environment. Focus on decorating your home with furnishings and decor that are connected with good memories and positive feelings.

To take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book, if you don’t use it and it doesn’t give you joy, don’t keep it in your home. Consider displaying objects that represent the goals you want to achieve, images of loved ones, and souvenirs from fun trips.

Don’t keep the things that make you happy tucked away just because they don’t necessarily match the rest of your home’s decor or design style.

Your home is where you and your family come to unwind after a long day at work and school. It’s important that your space makes you feel safe and secure. By following the tips above, you can make your home a happier place to live and grow.

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