Home Ideas: The Art Of Creating A Happy Home

No matter how big or small, how lavish or simple your home may be, it is your own personal sanctuary and everyone deserves to be happy within it. Did you know the energy your house radiates can have a direct correlation on your mood? By making changes, whether they might be a fresh shade of paint or removing clutter, you can stay happier for longer. Here are some home ideas to improve the feel of your home and boost your soul:

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Clutter undoubtedly causes stress and can make a home feel claustrophobic and suffocating. As life itself causes us enough stress, the last thing we want is to come home just for these feelings of anxiety to be accelerated by a pile of junk and dirty clothes. To combat clutter, some simple home ideas may include staying on top of housework and investing in storage spaces. Sometimes less is more – less stuff = more happiness.

Have you ever heard of colour psychology? It’s a real thing. The science behind the colours we see every day can work as a powerful communication tool and can evoke many emotions amongst the viewer, just ask Pablo Picasso. Painting the walls in your home a series of emotive and calming colours, like yellow, blue and green will leave you feeling more relaxed and happy in no time.

happy home ideasImage: Valspar

Nice Scents
Much like colour psychology, scents also impact our brains and thus our moods. Easy home ideas to increase the ambience of your house may be as simple as adding vanilla candles, room fresheners or even a fresh bouquet of flowers, so you can wake up and smell the roses every day!

Add Softness
Nothing makes you feel more warm and cozy then soft textiles. Adding some fluffy cushions or even a wool rug to a hardwood floor will instantly add an extra layer of comfort to your house, making it feel more inviting and welcoming.

Make The Bed
When you’re in a morning rush, making the bed can sometimes be a tedious task that is often disregarded. But, did you know there are actually statistics to prove that those who start their day on the right foot by organising their bedroom before leaving the house report to be happier individuals? So flatten those covers!

happy home ideasImage: Homes To Love

Green It Up
Adding plants to your home has proven to be a simple way to boost the overall energy in a home. A simple home idea may be hitting up your local nursery and decking out your space with some fresh ferns and potted plants. If you are time poor or just plain irresponsible (it’s okay, most of us are) and struggle to keep a goldfish alive let alone a plant, invest in some low maintenance cacti or succulents. Not only will it make you feel happier, but it can also be a very easy way to add colour and life into a home.

Decorate With Sentimental Photos And Momentos
A study at the University of Portsmouth found that looking through old photos encourages positive feelings and creates a sense of calm. Having a scattering of framed family photos, photos with friends or even tokens that hold sentimental value will leave your house feeling warmer and more homely than ever.

If you’re left still wanting tips and tricks to assist in your new home design, be sure to speak with one of our home experts on 1800 184 284. They are independent and highly motivated to see you achieve your dream home goals and can offer you so much more! You can also book a call online.

Breanna Taylor

Breanna Taylor is a third-year journalism and PR student studying at Swinburne University in Hawthorn. She has a strong passion for interior design and a growing interest in property development and renovation.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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