When I was younger (and technically didn’t have anywhere to live) I thought that people who put money into decorating their homes were superficial and that the money could have been better spent.
Now that I’m older and actually have a home, it is literally one of my favorite things to do. This is my home. It’s where you spend most of your time. It’s where you have family and friends over. It’s where you sleep and eat and live. That shit should be beautiful!
Having a nice home directly impacts your mood. No one feels good living in a dirty, toxic environment. Your home should be full of positive energy, beauty and love. Here are five simple ways to bliss out your space.
Bring The Outdoors Indoors
Our ancestors spent most of their time in nature. Even one or two hundred years ago, our ancestors spent most of their time outdoors, either hunting or farming or working. We no longer spend time outdoors and are losing our connection to the natural world.
One way to remedy this that has positive health impacts is by bringing the outdoors indoors. Fill your home with plants! Plants not only provide a serene environment, they purify the air.
This is particularly important if you live in an apartment, a house with poor ventilation or a city. We breathe in more toxins than ever, but we can reduce that by simply decorating our homes with beautiful plants.
This Peace Lily plant is not only gorgeous but is also perfect for indoor use. You really have to try to kill this sucker. It is a very low maintenance plant that doesn’t require a lot of light or water. If it starts to shrivel, give it some water and you’re good to go.
The spider plant is extremely purifying and looks great hanging from the ceiling.
Succulents are the cutest plants ever and can be placed all around your home. Each one is unique and so beautiful.
Reduce and Eliminate Clutter
No one feels good about their space when it’s filled with clutter. A cluttered home is a cluttered brain. Eliminate what you don’t need. That pack of screws from ’93 you think you may need but can’t remember what for? Toss it.
Organize. Organize your closet. Organize your books and CDs in shelves (we bought a vintage book shelf for this). Organize your shoes. Organize your files. Give everything a place and keep it there.
Get Great Lighting
Hopefully you have a lot of beautiful, natural light that fills your home. But for some of us (particularly apartment dwellers) this can be difficult. Here are some natural ways to get great lighting with no artificial lights involved.
Salt lamps emit negative ions that purify the air. They are provide a beautiful (and romantic) ambiance. Perfect for setting the mood.
This is the best smelling candle ever invented. It is made out of beeswax, so it won’t pollute your home with VOCs. Beeswax candles actually purify the air.
These votives with this holder make the most gorgeous lighting (plus they smell good). Place them around your home.
Decorate With Crystals
Crystals are said to harness energies that can be used for a variety of things ranging from relaxation to productivity to healing powers. While you may not believe in the healing energies of crystals, we have to admit that they sure are pretty.
You can use whichever crystals you like, I like amethyst because it’s my birthstone.
” Due to its high vibrational energies, it immediately lifts surrounding “lower energies” up to match its own. This is especially helpful in improving the physical environment by placing Amethyst clusters or geodes in the vicinity.”
These agate book ends are seriously the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
” Agate imbues the holder with extra energy when needed. However, because it is a stabilizing and grounding stone, it does not perpetually increase energy at all times, but rather provides a pool of energy to draw from.”
You can even buy agate coasters.
Just Add Water
Fountains are very popular in feng shui because they bring the energy of water which is very relaxing. Simply listening to a fountain can provide a serene environment.
I like this particular fountain because I’m in love with the color and I like that it looks like a vase.
Or maybe this fountain is more your steez.