It’s no secret that the right atmosphere can make all the difference in a space. Whether you’re looking to liven up your home or trying to create a relaxing vibe, there are lots of small ways to do it. Here are seven easy ways you can infuse your home with good energy:
Add some natural light
Important step to creating a positive environment is to add some natural light. Natural light has a ton of benefits, but here are the three most important ones for our purposes:
It’s good for your health. The color temperature of artificial lighting can impact your sleep rhythm, which means you might be getting less restful sleep than you think you are. In contrast, natural sunlight has been shown to help reduce stress and increase energy levels — both of which help you feel better overall.
It makes your home feel more spacious and welcoming than it would otherwise be if it were just lit by overhead lights or lamps that point down at surfaces instead of diffusing throughout the room (and all over yourself).
Finally, adding natural light helps remove some of the “punchiness” from harsh fluorescent bulbs; this makes them much easier on the eyes (and reduces eyestrain) when they’re turned on during daylight hours! So whether it’s sunny outside or not doesn’t matter: having plenty of windows in every room definitely does make all those other things easier on everyone involved… including YOURSELF!
Keep the clutter at bay
You don’t need a lot of stuff to make your house feel cozy. In fact, having too much stuff can make it feel overwhelming and cluttered. Keep only things that bring you joy and love in your space. If something doesn’t fit into that category, get rid of it — whether it’s old clothes or furniture or knickknacks that no longer spark joy in your life. This will help keep your home feeling light and airy while still being full of personality!
Jazz up the walls
- Add some texture.
- Work with it: use different textures and colors to create a visually interesting space, like you would when painting a canvas. If your walls are already painted, consider hanging artwork that is meaningful to you—and if they’re not, consider taking up one of our favorite hobbies—painting!
- Look up: mirrors make small rooms feel larger and can also bounce light around the room, making it look brighter and more cheerful. Try hanging one on an opposing wall at eye-level (or even higher) for maximum impact. A mirror can be used as art too; this example uses three mirrors arranged in a triangle shape and hung on the wall above an antique chest of drawers, creating an interesting focal point in the room without competing visually with other furnishings or decor items.
Create a garden in your backyard
Planting a garden in your backyard is a great way to add some green to your home. You can make use of flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit to create an attractive space that will also be useful.
It’s important to note that the type of plants you choose matters a lot here. If you are looking for something with scent or coloration, such as lavender or lilies-of-the-valley respectively, consider planting them near the entryway so they are easier to enjoy on first visitations. If you want to have fresh vegetables, for example, it would be best to use a proven hydroponic system, so that the plants grow efficiently and healthily.
Make it personal
It’s all about creating a space that reflects who you are as an individual — not only in terms of aesthetics but also in personality. If you’re into yoga and meditation, why not hang up some tapestries or framed photos that remind you of those activities? Or if you’re more into music and movies, maybe add some posters or figurines that remind you of those passions. There are so many options out there; all you have to do is find what works for you!
Make it comfortable
Comfort is a big factor in how we feel about our homes. If there’s no place to sit down and relax, then we can’t relax when we’re there. Add some comfy chairs (or even hammocks!) so there’s somewhere to kick back with a book or a cup of tea. And if you’ve got guests coming over, make sure they have somewhere comfortable to sit too!
Go for a good scent
Add a room-filling scent. You can use candles, essential oils or diffusers to create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. If you’re using a candle, make sure it’s made from a natural wax such as soybean or beeswax. A scent like vanilla or cinnamon can also be very comforting and welcoming.
You’ll want to keep the diffuser out on display in order for it to work its magic for as long as possible; the same goes for potpourri bowls or scented sachets. If you don’t have any of those items lying around your home yet (and even if you do), consider picking up some fresh flowers at your local grocery store—they’ll last longer than most other options! You could also try adding lemon slices or orange slices underneath your garbage disposal; these citrus fruits are known to delightfully freshen up any space they inhabit!
There’s no one right answer to making your home feel like the good energy flows; it comes down to what feels right to you and your lifestyle. The trick is being open to noticing the good vibes when they show up naturally and taking steps to consciously invite them in when you feel that sensation of positive energy around you.