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7 Steps to Harmonize Yourself With Your Home

Understanding the importance of how your home environment impacts yourself and your mood is just the beginning. Creating harmony in your home so that your highest self can thrive is the next step to improving your quality of life. If you’re wondering where to begin, follow this guide to make your home your haven.

1. Assess your current space and understand what emotion you want to evoke when you enter the space.

This requires a little soul searching, and the main goal is to be honest with yourself about what you need in this season of your life. For example, if you lead a busy lifestyle and want your home to feel like an oasis or a vacation every time you cross the threshold to your front door, then follow that thought to every element of the design. Things like bringing the outdoors in with plants or adding calming prints and textures can go a long way toward making you feel more relaxed at home.

2. Remove what no longer serves you.

When it comes to creating more harmony at home, it is just as important to remove things that carry negative memories and emotions before adding anything new to the space. This is not the time to hold on to things that are from a previous chapter in your life if they don’t add to your peace. Another thing to remember is that it’s okay to let go of things because you have outgrown them. This doesn’t have to be a negative thing, and can create a sense of release in your inner self.

3. Set the tone and the atmosphere.

Design principles like color therapy and feng shui go a long way when it comes to setting the tone of your home. Create balance by making sure that there is plenty of space to navigate within your home. For example, if you’re constantly running into an end table or your sofa is too big for the living room and it feels cluttered, it’s time to make a change.

4. Design for beauty, harmony and the future.

Interior design is more than the aesthetic - although that’s important too! When selecting design elements, think about the original assessment of your space, the feelings you want to evoke, and the future lifestyle that you are planning to create. For example, maybe you are preparing for a new baby, or preparing to become an empty nester as your child goes off to college. Whatever the case, think about your lifestyle needs and plan accordingly.