Home has always been where the heart is, a place to escape daily stresses, filled where possible with the people and things we love.
This we know. What is a revelation, however, is just what impact that sanctuary has on our happiness and wellbeing.
It is, in fact, the micro-decisions that make all the difference.
1. HOUSE PROUD
So here’s a stat that, for want of a better phrase, floored us. So how exactly do we foster pride in our own homes? Easy – share the love. The more we invite friends, family and neighbors into our homes, the more we too love and connect with our homes.
Which leads us nicely into personalization. As pride, in general, is so linked to our own personal achievements, it makes sense that personalizing and completing pride-inducing home improvements ourselves will boost happiness too.
3. THINK BIG
When it comes to your abode, size matters. In fact, feeling spacious ranked as three times more important than a home’s actual size.
4. GO GREEN
The potential mental and physical health benefits that spending time in, and interacting with nature has to offer. Even if your current home doesn’t boast a garden or balcony, bringing plants and flowers inside has never been easier.