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7 Little Ways to Inject Joy into Your Home

Build your happy place.

Your interiors can have a huge influence your mood as well as your productivity. As your personal haven, returning to the space after a long day should bring you joy… and if it’s not, here’s a bit of good news: There are easy, budget-friendly tweaks you can make for an instant mood lift.

Keep scrolling to find out how you can bring out the happy vibes in your home – no matter how big your space is or how much styling/decorating knowledge you have!

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1. Increase natural light in your home

Unless you thrive in dark, dank basements deprived of natural light, there is a reason why natural lighting can make a home look and feel better. For starters, natural light brightens your home, reduces stress and regulates your sleep-wake cycle.

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Swap out your black-out curtains for day alternatives, blinds or go without any window treatments for the full effect!

2. Spruce up your space with plants

Not only do plants look great in a home, they help purify the air too. If you have a green thumb, you can even grow your own herbs or vegetables.

But it’s totally fine if you aren’t the best at keeping plants alive! Easy-to-care-for succulents work just as well.

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3. Declutter your bed/wardrobe

Tripping over your belongings is not the best way to wake up in the mornings. Do your happiness and well-being a favour by clearing clutter away from key areas such as your bed and wardrobe. Not only will it be less of an eyesore, you’ll be able to navigate around your room with greater ease!

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4. Add soft textures and furnishings with round edges

While angular pieces look clean, there’s a certain harshness to their look. In contrast, furnishings with round edges exudes a feeling of softness, one that soothes the eye.

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Have loads of carpentry in your home? Add in a couple of throw pillows and a rug to break up the hard lines!

5. Include a splash of colour

How you use colours can affect how you feel, which is why colour psychology is a legit thing. Though cheery shades like yellow and green have been proven boost your energy, it’s also important that you factor in your personal preferences in order to find a palette that works for you.

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Pro-tip: Don’t let a small space cramp your style, go bold with the walls and make a statement.

6. Keep your home smelling fresh

Remember, smell is closely linked to memory and can evoke certain emotions, including happiness. You can start layering scents in your home with scented candles, diffusers and room sprays – more on that in our guide!

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7. Display sentimental items around the house

Memories are precious things, so it’s not surprising why some homeowners love to display tons of photographs around the house. If there is something that puts a smile on your face (for instance, a souvenir that reminds you of an enjoyable holiday abroad), why not display it around the house? That way, there is something at every corner for you to look at and fondly reminisce about the good times you’ve had.

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Now's a good time as any to get started on your renovation plans!

Many Singapore homeowners have had to put their renovations on hold due to COVID-19 BUT that doesn't mean you can't start planning for yours now.

Ironing out the kinks in your home makeover plan will enable it to proceed smoothly once circumstances improve, so if you’d like some professional help let us know and we'll link you up with local interior firms that offer virtual consultations!

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