The dictionary definition of harmonious is, “forming a pleasing or consistent whole.” And “free from disagreement or dissent.”
But what does it mean to create a harmonious home?
To me, a harmonious home focuses on a sense of balance and peace. It is a space of safety, comfort, and contentment, which welcomes you in and helps you forget about the chaos and mayhem of the everyday.
Now, let’s be honest, most of us crave this feeling of harmony. Yep, most of us want more than just a house; we want a space that feels like our home, a place where we can relax and experience that important sense of comfort and belonging.
We want a place where we can build memories, maintain traditions, and celebrate important moments in our life with those we love.
Am I right?
I thought so.
Well, good news, there are several ways we can create our perfect harmonious home, and today I’m here to share my top 3 favorites.
3 Tips for a Harmonious Home
Embrace the Hygge
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of hygge, let me give you a quick rundown.
Hygge – pronounced hue-guh – is a Danish lifestyle that describes all things cozy, comforting, and familiar.
More specifically, Hygge is that feeling of peace and contentment when you put on your jammies, curl up on the couch with your partner, and binge your favorite Netflix series. It’s the joy you feel on the weekends when you have your girlfriends over for game night, and you spend the entire evening laughing and telling stories. It’s the pure bliss you feel when you get lost in a book with a cup of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, and your dog by your side.
Start embracing the hygge lifestyle, and you’ll be quickly on your way to a harmonious home.
If you’re a homeowner, you are well-aware that there’s always something to be done around the house. And while keeping up with regular maintenance may not be at the top of your list of “fun things to do,” it’s much better than having to deal with the serious problems that result when things get neglected.
Believe me, if the boiler breaks down, and you find yourself taking a cold shower on a frigid winter morning, you’re certainly not feeling harmonious, and it’s most definitely not hygge.
Yep, home maintenance is about keeping on top of things before they go wrong. (For instance, if you were thinking of upgrading your windows before winter, you might visit here for some expert advice, and then take action before the cold weather creeps in.) When you spend an extra few minutes on the front end, you maintain that harmonious home while avoiding potential disasters along the way.
Similar to your home maintenance, it’s also helpful to keep your yard in good shape. Doing so creates a sense of calm contentment, and you feel welcomed inside each time you return home.
You know that incredible feeling right after you finish mowing the lawn? Everything looks “well kept,” and you’re proud of your efforts. By keeping on top of the yard work, you can maintain that wonderful feeling of peace. As I’ve mentioned before, outer order contributes to inner calm, and home and yard maintenance are both great ways to achieve just that.
And there you have it, friends! 3 easy ways to create a harmonious home. Give them a try today!
How do you create a harmonious home? Let me know below!