Home is where the heart is. That’s what they say anyway, right?
What does that even mean?
It means home should be somewhere you enjoy spending time. Your own personal space that brings you peace and relaxation, especially after a long day at work.
If you work a stressful job, why would you want to come home to a stressful home environment?
You don’t have to.
Implement these six creative ways to increase positive energy and peace in your home, so you can stop stressing and start enjoying the place you call home.
1. Get an essential oil diffuser and *use* it
Essential oils are one of my all-time favorite ways to increase positive energy in any space.
There are essential oil recipes for everything including reducing stress, boosting mood, alleviating anxiety and depression, increasing focus and concentration, and promoting peaceful sleep.
There are many affordable, aesthetically-pleasing diffusers on the market. It’s easy to pick one that matches your decor.
Here are five oils that I recommend and their uses:
- Lavender soothes and calms you. It promotes a sense of well-being and reduces stress.
- Sweet orange supports a positive mood. It’s a very uplifting oil that also inspires creativity.
- Ylang Ylang calms and relaxes you. It can help reduce feelings of anger.
- Bergamont alleviates anxiety, fatigue, and stress.
- Frankincense promotes focus and concentration. It also helps balance emotions.
These are only some of many essential oils that can bring positive energy and peace to your home. Experiment to figure out which ones work best for you.
2. Declutter your space
I can’t stand seeing piles of stuff everywhere, and I definitely cannot function on a messy desk. However, I know it’s easy to let things pile up around the house, especially during the week when you’re tired after work.
Take a weekend to start decluttering your home and get rid of things you don’t need. You’ll probably be surprised by how much you can eliminate to help organize your living space.
A clean, clutter-free space will provide you with a sense of peace and calm. It’ll help ease your mind because you won’t constantly look around thinking about how you “need to clean that up” or “need to organize that.”
Decluttering your living space also declutters your mind.
3. Use a Himalayan salt lamp
I’ve had a Himalayan salt lamp for a while now, but I’ve noticed they’ve recently been increasing in popularity. That’s good because they’re easier to find, and I think everyone should own one.
For starters, they’re aesthetically pleasing, and looking at pretty things makes us happy. The light emitted from Himalayan salt lamps is soft, calming, and soothing. And because the light is amber colored, they work great as low light lamps or night lights.
They also blend in very nicely with virtually any home decor. Who knew a huge chunk of salt could be so visually pleasing?
Himalayan salt lamps do more than just look good. Their primary function is to purify the air. Salt attracts water molecules. Therefore, the Himalayan salt lamp attracts water from the air, which can contain mold, bacteria, and allergens.
These pollutants become trapped inside the salt lamp while water vapor is released back into the room without all the harmful stuff. As the heat from the lamp attracts more moisture, the cycle continues.
Another awesome benefit of Himalayan salt lamps:
They’re known to ease asthma and allergy symptoms, and promote better sleep.
4. Add some flowers or plants throughout your home
Flowers are an instant mood booster. Bright colors, such as pink, orange, or yellow, promote increased energy and focus. Cool colors, such as baby blue or lavender, promote calming and positive vibes.
Place your flowers in areas where you’ll see them often, like in your kitchen, living room, or bedroom. Many plants, such as English ivy, peace lily, and bamboo palm, help purify the air.
Fresh flowers also have aromatherapeutic properties, similar to the benefits of essential oils. I love the smell of fresh roses, so having a vase of them on my kitchen table helps create a peaceful environment.
Fresh flowers are the best. But if you don’t want to deal with keeping up with them, there are realistic-looking artificial flowers and plants that can still give you the same positive effects.
5. Put up beautiful, inspiring decorations
Decorate your home with things that make you happy. Wall decorations with cute sayings like “Live, Laugh, Love,” “Live Your Dream,” or other inspiring quotes add positive vibes to any room.
Inspiring images, quotes, or pictures of family and friends have the same uplifting effect. Your home is a direct extension of you, so design it to represent you well.
6. Play uplifting music
I can’t stand complete silence when I’m home alone. I love having soft background music playing, especially upbeat instrumentals. Play whatever music makes you feel happy and energized.
Silence is good too. But if you’re coming home from work burnt out, you need all the uplifting vibes you can get. Take a moment of silence to reflect on your day if you need to, then crank up the happy tunes.
At the end of the day, your home should be a happy place, and only you know what makes you happiest. Yes, even if that means getting one of these for your living room:
This article was written by Deanna from Morning Coffee With Dee, a self-care and lifestyle blog that empowers readers to live happy, fulfilling, and creative lives through self-care, a positive mindset, and a little fun!