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!