Happiness Touches for Your Home
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Happiness Touches for Your Home

Tips and ideas to make your home cozy and comforting.

Happiness Touches for Your Home
Taylor Hunt

If you're anything like me, your home is your safe haven. The place where you can relax and block out the rest of the world. I love tiny details that make my home cozy, comforting, and happy for me and any guests that I might have.

One of the best tips for making your home inviting and cozy is to add Christmas lights!

I added Christmas lights to the top of my kitchen cabinets to not only highlight the things I have up there, but also to create a warmth that draws guests in and makes them feel welcome. I am a huge Christmas fanatic, and if there's any way I can make Christmas linger throughout the rest of the year I am definitely going to do it!

Another thing I like to do is disperse my favorite candles throughout my home. They add a touch of warm light, while also filling your space with scents that bring a smile to your face every time!

One of my favorite things to do when I go to someone's house is to raid their pantry for snacks. I'm very nosey especially when it comes to food, and I've always got an appetite for snacking. A great happiness tip is to keep your home stocked with snacks the you love to grab, and snacks that your guests will enjoy, too.

When you give a guest a snack, they're probably going to want a movie to go with it. My next tip is to display your favorite movies in a visible place for easy access during a cozy day or night in, either with friends or family or even just snuggled up with your pets.

You can't settle in to watch a movie without a fluffy blanket to lay under. I like to keep a basket of fuzzy blankets right next to the couch for convenience, because more often than not I'm cold and like to have a pile of blankets on me.

Something that always makes me happy and gives me a boost during the day is coffee. I am a coffee addict, and I like to display my Keurig in a corner on the counter as well as tea and hot chocolate. This way my home feels like a personal cafe and guests feel welcome to help themselves to their favorite hot drink.

The last tip I have for making your home the happiest environment possible is to add decor that is either personal to you or puts you in a good mood. I like to add pictures of family, my favorite books, touches of my favorite colors, and plants. If you're like me and missed out on the magic of a green thumb, you can opt for a fake plant. You can find affordable fake plants at Marshalls that look very realistic. You never have to water fake plants and your pets won't eat them--win, win.

Your home is the one place in the world that is completely yours. Whether you live in a tiny temporary apartment or a luxurious mansion, your home should be your happy place. A place where you keep all of your favorite things and everything is exactly how you'd like it to be. These are my personal tips to a happy and more personalized space. Good luck!

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