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In life, to be a lot happier each day we need a positive outlook. It’s hard to not be negative if our homes are not comfortable and peaceful. Being cozy in the place we spend much of our time it’s important to have a happy view. That means situating your home to your liking.
In order to really become more positive in this life, we need to make sure we surround ourselves with positive people and things. This starts with our homes. With home being the place that we spend the majority of our time in, you need to turn it into a place that make you feel wonderful and comfy.
One of the most significant parts of your home is your living room – the main hub of the entire house. If this place is feeling good, then the rest will likely follow suit. Here are five ways you can give your living room a much more positive vibe
The Scent And Atmosphere
When you walk into an area, you’d obviously like to feel a nice, positive ambiance around you. It’s uncomfortable to enter someone’s home and feeling cold air or an unpleasant scent. If you have an insulated home with central heating around (especially during colder days), then it immediately feels so much better. Purchase things like scented candles and air fresheners if you feel as though the atmosphere should be boosted a little. And maybe you need to do a little (or a lot) of cleaning if there is a funky smell happening in your home. It’ll make coming home after a hard day of work so much nicer to walk into a clean, good smelling house!
The view from our living room with my fav wallpaper mural ever!
Think About The Colors And Décor
While you may initially think that the colors do very little, the paint on the walls and the wallpaper does actually have a big effect on how things will go for everyone mentally. I recently added a wallpaper mural in the alcove going into our bedroom. It can be seen from our living room and bedroom and just make me happy. If you want to literally feel warmer, try to include some warm colors in your decor like red, orange, yellow, and beige . Color psychology is a real thing! Check out this article about the psychology of how colors can affect your mood.
Add decor that makes you smile. If you have things you are keeping in your home as decoration that you don’t like because of it being a gift or it was Great-Great Aunt Mertle’s, pass it along to family or friends. It’s just subconsciously dragging you down! Or if you have a decorating idea you want to try but friends or family might not like, too bad. It’s YOUR home. Why try to please someone that doesn’t live in your house? I recently hung a cowhide on our living room wall and on it put a bunch of carved masks, a Zulu shield, dagger, and photos from my husband’s giant adventure to Tanzania. It makes us both so happy to just look at it. This is not at all something that some of my family or friends would put in their home and that’s all good because this is our home. PS They don’t judge what I’m putting up I’m just saying decorate with what makes YOU happiest.
Throw In Beautiful Finishing Touches Where You Feel Is Necessary
At the end of the day, you’ll want to look at your living room and be happy with what you see. It’s YOUR home so you can do whatever you want with it in terms of personalization. If you want to throw some high vibe crystals down on the mantelpiece in order to give it a wonderful aesthetic, then go right ahead. Maybe you want to paint a giant mural of something you love on your living room wall – why not? Maybe your favorite color is green; then put touches of green throughout your house. Whatever makes you feel cozy and happy in your home, add these finishing touches and enjoy where you live. It’s the place that you can call your own.
Good Lighting Is Essential
What good is a place filled with what makes you happy if you can’t see any of it? If you cannot get much light into your home, you’ll be missing out on enjoying your digs. We all need natural sunlight to illuminate the area in order to put us in a much better mood but sometimes lamps and overhead lighting are a necessity. Don’t leave curtains closed during the day to enjoy some sunshine. Add lighting that is appropriate for your space. In our living room, we have 4 pot lights in the ceiling, one directional light that highlights the fireplace, a ceiling fan light, and two lamps on either side of the couch. Seems like enough lighting but with just one regular sized window in the room it still feels a bit dark at times.
Be sure to add in lighting to the level that will make your room bright and happy. If you are a home owner, consider adding additional ceiling lights. If you are a renter and cannot change lighting, add lamps and possibly pendants that not permanent. Just be sure that you have plenty of lighting to see that beautiful place you call home!
Make Sure There’s Space
If there is a lot of clutter around your home, then you’re going to feel cluttered in your mind, too. It’s weird how that works, but that’s the human mind for you. Consider spending a day making space for your living room so that you have room to breathe. There are so many great YouTube videos about decluttering your life and storage solutions.
I have used several ways to organize small spaces like the little duplex our family of 5 occupied for a year a while back which included using space behind a door to store pantry items. I’m also a big fan of decorative baskets or photo boxes for holding cat toys, small blankets, and electronics. Or have a coffee table double as a storage unit such as a chest or large wooden box. Another idea if you are tight on space, use bookshelves as end tables. The ideas are endless for the types of storage you can use in your living room.
The number one tip I have for giving your living room a more positive vibe is get rid of things that don’t make you happy. Marie Kondo said it best when she asks people, “Does it spark joy?” If the answer is no, let it go! Fill up your house with positivity by filling it with what makes you happy.
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