Adding More Positivity to the Home
Refrain from using negative language throughout the day. It can be very easy to issue blame, but that doesn’t do a great job of establishing relationships. When using harsh words, it can bring the whole family’s vibe down. It can lead to arguments which may wind up, causing additional stress on the family. Use more positive language to get any point across without adding the burden of blame. Focus on the mistake and not the person who made it. It will definitely make the home feel happier. It also teaches children how to have healthy conversations with each other and their loved ones.
Don’t Keep Unattainable Expectations
Have a clear structure in mind as to what needs to get done around the home but have tolerance, patience, and compassion at the same time. Holding on rigidly to these expectations will make it miserable for everyone else if they can’t meet them. Provide help if someone is struggling, or suggest a new goal to be met that’s easier to accomplish.
Putting pressure on oneself and their family will lead to burnouts and high stress. Emotions will flare, and arguments may occur. Having low expectations isn’t a good thing, but having them so high that they are unattainable will lead to an unhappy family.
Lighting Can Make a Difference
Along with choosing the colors in the home, it’s also important to have good lighting to work with. Optimize natural light as much as possible in order to boost the overall mood in the home. Having large windows helps immensely to bring beautiful natural light into the home.
This can be difficult during wintertime when there’s less sunlight. Try to avoid fluorescent lights as much as possible, as these have been shown to increase depression and anxiety. Getting better, brighter lighting will definitely improve the mood in any home. There are also lamps that mimic natural light if the home does not get too much sunlight throughout the year.
Putting More Thought Into Meals
Being mindful about cooking can have a great impact on the rest of the household. It can be easy to just throw something into the microwave to get dinner fast and ready for everyone to eat, but that’s the easy way out.
Take the moment of preparing a meal to become rooted in the present. Ask for some help and get a conversation going with the rest of the family. Teach the other members of the household how to put a meal together. Getting everyone involved and putting effort into the meal that they’re making will make them feel more accomplished and demonstrate to everyone else that they care about everyone’s health and well-being.
Creating Positive Spaces
Outside of creating a relaxing bedroom, create a positive space that anyone can use to get over their bad moods. Add some instruments, put some art supplies on a table, put a big comfy chair in the corner with some books, or just have a great sound system playing some soft music.
No matter how much a person wants to dress this area up, giving everyone a space where they can let out some steam will work wonders on minimizing the negativity in the house. That way members of the household have options for calming down and focusing their negative energy elsewhere.
Being True to Oneself
Everyone wants their home to feel like it belongs to them. While many people may want to trust a design expert on how to achieve a particular style or look, quite often, a homeowner wants their abode to be unique to them. Homeowners need to have input in how they want their home to look that uniquely reflects their personality.
Having a stylish home is one thing, but it should be something that’s ideal for living in, not ending up on the front cover of Architectural Digest. That kind of home only ends up looking too stark and unlivable. Giving a home a fun, fresh vibe does wonders for the happiness of a family.
Giving Emotional Satisfaction the Spotlight
Studies have shown that people who surround themselves with furniture and belongings that give them emotional satisfaction are more likely to succeed in the future. As we mentioned before, focus on items that have good memories and that also appeal to the five senses. Choose objects that represent what the family wants to achieve in life so that there is a visual representation of something to strive towards every day.
Put away objects that one may feel obligated to display or don’t bring any joy to succeed. Try to imagine what would make the entire family the happiest and secure emotionally. Talk with the household to see what brings them joy and what they would prefer to keep out of view.