This post is sponsored by World Market.
Lately I’ve done a lot of thinking about living intentionally and the steps I can take to be more deliberate with the choices I make in my life. One of my ultimate goals is to be calm and happy, especially in my own home. I’ve been on a decorating spree for the last few months, and today I’ve partnered with World Market to share some ways you can make your home (and life) more calm and happy.
Organize and reduce clutter.
Following the KonMari mantra of “If it doesn’t bring you joy, let it go!“, I’ve been greatly reducing the amount of physical stuff we own. I feel more at peace with the amount of items in our home, as well as how often they are used and loved. I started with cleaning out my closet, then moved on to the rest of the house. Take time to rethink your storage and organization methods to keep items in more practical areas instead of scattered about the house. It’s made a world of difference for me.
Think about light & airy colors.
Color can play a huge part in creating a calm environment. Stick with solid colors that are light and soft to have a calming effect. Think about going to your favorite spa and what colors they might use in their space. I really love white or light walls with gray, tan, or neutral accents.
Create a relaxing space using texture.
Texture and pattern can play a huge role in the feel of a space. Stick to texture and patterns that are natural and neutral to continue the feeling of peace in a space. I love to bring texture in elements like light shades, storage baskets, throws, and blankets.
Devote a space to yourself.
Making time for yourself and investing in your wellness is such an important part of living a happy life. Choose a space in your home to devote to yourself, whether it’s a special bath basket, or a cozy reading nook and make it your own. Space in our bathroom is limited, so I keep a few favorites in a little basket to help with a relaxing bath once a week.
Get the right amount of quality sleep.
I am the worst at getting a decent amount of sleep. Recently I’ve done a huge overhaul to my nightly routine, I have a bedtime now! It’s 11PM, which may seem late to some but it allows for the right amount of sleep for me. I also chose bedding that makes me feel calm and relaxed in our bed, in a design that I love. I prefer to keep a large blanket on our bed too for cozying up when I feel like it, and it’s important other aspects of your bed are comfortable as well.
I feel like making my home a calmer space has helped with my stress levels, as well as making me feel happier when I’m home.
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What are some of your favorite tips for creating a calm and happy home?
This post was sponsored by World Market, a place I’ve loved and shopped at for years. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for helping to support the sponsors that make life here a little sweeter.