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Tips for Creating a Healthy, Happy Home




If you love your home, but feel like the space isn’t nurturing and peaceful enough, don’t worry. You don’t have to grab a sledgehammer and go crazy on your layout! Here are a few easier and cost-effective home improvement tips that will help you create a healthy and happy home.

Brighten up the space 


One of the easiest ways to boost the feeling of wellbeing and happiness is to brighten up the space, both with color and lighting. Off whites, neutrals and pastels are all perfect colors to add some sophisticated softness to your home, just make sure to opt for low- or zero-VOC paints. Another thing you can do is reconsider your window treatment. You can opt for minimalist light and airy curtains or choose something more lush with drapes that pool on the floor. Venetian blinds are also a great choice because they are practical, modern and very easy to clean.

Create a relaxation station 


Designating a relaxation spot is a great way to boost satisfaction in your home. If you’re a spiritual person, you can create a little meditation corner with cozy pillows, candles and relaxing aromatherapy. If you’re a music lover, create a listening room with some good speakers and comfy seating. Book lovers deserve a cozy reading nook with a side table for tea and some good task lighting. Having a dedicated space for your passions will inspire you to pursue them and enjoy them in a much more profound way.

Reduce noise

The world we live in is super hectic and loud. There’s traffic everywhere, TVs are blaring and our phones are constantly chiming. While some noises can’t be stopped, you can at least prevent the noisy outside world from infiltrating your home. So, make sure to provide your space with good insulation that will ensure your home is cozy and quiet. This isn’t a small home improvement project, good insulation will not only minimize noise pollution but also reduce energy waste which can be significant, especially in hot climates like Australia. But, in order to stay green and tidy, contact professionals in junk removal from Sydney to clean up your construction mess and dispose of it the right way. If you don’t do that, you will not only have a lot of rubbish on your hands but also risk some hefty fines.  

Treat yourself to a home office 


Even though a fair number of people work from home, only a small portion of them has a proper workspace. This means your work can easily take over your house and your family life. So, if you work from home, provide yourself with a separate work area that will allow you privacy and make it really easy to forget about work once you’re done for the day. Make sure your home office has plenty of natural lighting, good noise insulation and plenty of storage so you can keep everything you need at hand.


Move outdoors inside 

Welcoming nature to your home is a great and very cheap way to boost wellbeing and happiness in your home. Only a few potted plants can clean out the indoor air, eliminate toxins, boost oxygen levels and rid your home of all kinds of odors. Plus, your interior will look absolutely amazing with some stylish greenery as decoration. You can also add a few natural fabrics to your home. These natural materials will increase warmth and comfort and make your space much more welcoming. Think wool rugs, woven throw blankets and cashmere pillows.

No matter if you want to go all out on your home renovation or just want a few small changes, you’ll certainly improve the overall feel of your space. As soon as you cross your threshold, you’ll feel all the stress and tension of the day seep away and happiness and peace take over.

Derek Lotts is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. He writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and business. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

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