If you’re feeling emotionally drained from keeping up with the latest news, or stressed from day-to-day responsibilities, you should have a happy space to come home to! Your home should feel like a peaceful save haven for unwinding, relaxing and creating happy memories. Your Keller Williams Memorial real estate team is here to fill you in on how you can make your home feel happier.
Backed by science, there are certain colors, scents and accessories that can make you feel happier at home. Here are the best options, according to study results shared by House Beautiful:
- Green and yellow – While these aren’t quite the neutral tones we often talk about, green and yellow hues evoke feelings of happiness the most. These colors would make for great accent walls in your home!
- Fresh flowers – We all love when someone we love brings home a bouquet of flowers for us. But these don’t have to only be for special occasions! The presence of real flowers were found to trigger happy emotions and feelings of life satisfaction. These are great for staging a home to sell as well.
- Sentimental photos – Looking through old photos often results in positive feelings and a sense of calmness. If you don’t have too many personal photos hanging up or displayed on your tables or shelves, now is the time to invest in some frames! Just remove them when it comes time to sell.
- Vanilla candles – Lighting any candle after a hard day creates a feeling of relaxing, but vanilla scented candles might be one of your best options. The scent of vanilla has been found to be uplifting. But go with the scent that makes you happiest!
- Furry friends – We probably don’t need to tell you this, but yes, research has shown that pet owners feel like they have more meaning to their life and feel less isolated or alone!
- Floral scents – Scent receptors in your brain are connected to your emotions, so aromas in the house can really affect your mood. Studies have found that floral scents boost feelings of happiness! This could be those fresh flowers we discussed, or a floral-scented air freshener.
- A made bed – We can’t make this stuff up. Studies have shown that making your bed helps you start your day on the right foot, helping you feel happier and more accomplished right out of the gate.
- Minimalism – Studies have found a link between clutter and cortisol, the stress hormone. Many homeowners associate a messy home with failure, often subconsciously. Keep your clutter to a minimum and you may feel calmer and happier.
- A journal – We’re not therapists, but studies have found that writing in a journal can ease your stress, and rereading past entries can bring on a sense of joy. So, happy writing!
For more details, check out the House Beautiful article, with links to each scientific study. If you have another way of making your home feel happy, share with a comment!
When you’re ready to accomplish your real estate market goals, our Keller Williams Memorial team is here to help. Contact us when ready!