How To Create A Positive Atmosphere At Home

How To Create A Positive Atmosphere At Home

Last Updated: June 19, 2022

Creating a positive atmosphere at home is key to having a happy and healthy life. 

But sometimes, we struggle to maintain peace and tranquility at home because of work stress, family stress, and other external factors that are not in our control.

It can be difficult to know where to start or what changes to make, to make your home peaceful again. 

In this blog post, I have discussed some tips that I apply for creating a positive atmosphere at home.

But first, let’s understand the meaning of a positive home environment.

What is a positive home environment?

A positive home environment can be defined as an environment where family members are happy, healthy, supportive of each other, and encouraged to be their best selves. 

A positive atmosphere is created when there is healthy communication between each family member, and everyone can express themselves without the fear of rejection or judgment.

In order to create a positive atmosphere, first, you need to be happy only then you can replace negative environment with positive vibes so that even guests leave your home filled with tranquility and peace. 

14 Simple Tips To Create A Positive Atmosphere At Home

To create a positive atmosphere at home, I follow a few simple tips. Let’s have a look at them together.

Make A List Of What Makes You Happy

The first step in creating a positive atmosphere at home is to make a list of what makes you happy. 

This can be anything from spending time with your family and friends to taking walks outside or reading a good book. 

Once you have this list, try to make time for the things that make you happy every day. 

This will help improve your mood, develop a positive mindset and make it easier to create a positive atmosphere at home.

Keep A Journal

Keep A Journal

Every day write down one thing that made you happy, even if it is small and you feel it’s of least significance. 

It could be as simple as spending time with your family or getting a good laugh from a funny movie. 

By keeping track of the good things that happen each day, you will be more likely to focus on the positives rather than the negatives. 

Writing down these small happy moments in your journal will make you feel relaxed and full of life. 

It is said that when you are happy, you radiate positive energy all around you, and people who come in contact with you also get impacted positively.

Declutter Your Home

When your home is cluttered you feel suffocated, lazy, and dull throughout the day, but you don’t realize what’s causing all this. You just feel that something’s not right.

A cluttered home is like a cluttered design. It’s difficult to understand, looks messy, and creates stress.

Allow your home to breathe by decluttering your space.  

Get rid of unnecessary things like old furniture that is gathering dust, and items you do not need, and organize the things you want to keep.     

Keep items in your home to a minimum. 

Not only will this make your space look nicer, but it will also help you feel more organized and in control, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.

You can color-code or group things by type or function.

Having an organized home will help reduce stress and promote a positive mood. 

So take some time this weekend to declutter and reorganize your space – you will be surprised at how much better you feel!

Keep Your Home Clean

One of the easiest and most effective ways to create a positive atmosphere in your home is to keep it clean. 

A clean home can be refreshing and uplifting. 

Here are a few tips for keeping your home clean:

  • Create designated cleaning zones in each room, and ensure everything has a place to go when you’re finished using it.
  • Make a habit of regularly cleaning carpets, couches, counters, floors, and windows. This will help prevent dirt, pet hair, and dust from building up over time.
  • Set a schedule for yourself and try to stick to it. Dedicate specific days or times of the week to cleaning each room in your home.

A clean and organized home is more pleasant to live in and can positively impact your mental and emotional well-being. 

Creating a positive atmosphere in your home is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. So don’t wait any longer. Get started today!

Add A Personal Touch

Add A Personal Touch

Adding a personal touch to your home, such as hanging family photos in your bedroom or living room, art inspired by nature or culture around the world, and knick-knacks can make it feel more like your own.

Decorating your home gives you an opportunity to express yourself, so don’t be scared to get creative with your choices.

It will create a warm and welcoming space for you and your family and help you feel more relaxed, calm, and at ease in your own home.

Decorate Your Indoors With Plants

Decorate Your Indoors With Plants

I love indoor plants. They add a bit of color, beauty, and life and make my home peaceful, and give a sense of calmness. 

Indoor plants help purify your home air, reduce stress, anxiety, and negative energy, and improve your mood.

According to a study,  greenery reduces cravings for unhealthy food and improves health and mental well-being. 

Decorate your space with indoor plants to make your home lively and create a positive atmosphere.

If you do not have time to take care of your plants, you can draw your window curtain and enjoy the outside greenery. 

Listen To Music

Music can affect our moods. 

Playing happy or upbeat songs in your home can help improve the overall feeling in the space and uplift your self-esteem.

Additionally, listening to music has various health benefits, such as reducing stress levels and improving heart health. 

So your home will feel more pleasant with some tunes playing, and you’ll be getting some health perks too. 

Place Aromatherapy Diffuser In Your Living Room

Place Aromatherapy Diffuser In Your Living Room

Aromatherapy is a great way to create a positive atmosphere at home.

It can improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed. 

The right scent can also help you focus and stay productive. 

Here are some of the best essential oils for aromatherapy:


Peppermint is a refreshing scent that can improve energy levels and concentration. It’s also great for clearing the mind and relieving stress.


Lavender is a soothing scent that can promote relaxation and calmness. It’s perfect for winding down after a long day or before bedtime.


Eucalyptus has cleansing properties that help clear the air and keep mosquitos away. 

Tea Tree

Tea tree is another aromatherapy essential oil that keeps flies, mosquitoes, and ants at bay while creating a stress-free positive home environment. 

There are many other scents like Lemon Grass, Rose, Citronella, and Jasmine that you can use for aromatherapy. 

Find the ones that work best for you and enjoy the benefits. My personal favorite is Lavender.

You can also use scented candles if you do not have an aromatherapy diffuser. 

Hang Wind Chimes Near Door Or Window

Hang Wind Chimes Near Door Or Window

There are many ways to create a positive atmosphere at home, but one of the simplest and most effective is hanging wind chimes. 

Wind chimes come in all shapes and sizes, making them a perfect addition to any home. 

Not only do they look beautiful, but they also have a soothing sound that can help you relax and de-stress.

The sound of wind chimes radiates positive energy, which improves mood and promotes relaxation.

I usually hang wind chimes near a door or window so that I can hear their soft music as the breeze hits the string of wind chimes.

If you are looking for simple ways to add peace and tranquility to your home, consider buying wind chimes (as many as you like). You won’t regret it!

Let The Natural Light Fill Your Home

Sitting in a closed dark space throughout the day will make you feel gloomy and sad. 

Draw curtains every morning, open windows, and let the natural light and fresh air in to make your home feel lively and energetic.

Natural light is known to boost mood and create a positive atmosphere. 

It’s no wonder houses, and office spaces have large glass windows that allow Sun rays to come in and fill the room with brightness. 

Additionally, natural light helps you better see your surroundings, making your home feel more spacious.

Another way to bring in natural light is by using mirrors. Mirrors reflect sunlight around the room, making it seem brighter. They also make the room feel larger, which is excellent for small spaces.

You can use light colors to brighten your home and office space if it does not have windows. 

Color your walls and ceilings with white colors because they reflect sunlight and make the room appear brighter. 

If you want to add some light colors that can go with white, you can use – Beige, Lilac, Blue-Gray, Ice Blue, Light Grey, and Light Yellow, to name a few. 

Light colors can help improve your mood and create a positive atmosphere.

So if you want to create a positive atmosphere in your home, start using natural light. 

It’s a simple way to boost your mood and make your home feel happier.

Use Lighting Wisely

Use Lighting Wisely

It’s no secret that a home’s interior design can affect its occupants’ moods. 

The right color, texture, and pattern can make a place feel more comfortable and welcoming. 

One such element in interior design is lighting which can really change how a room feels when it’s lit up. 

So, make sure you have enough lighting in rooms where you spend most of your time. Lights make you feel happy, inspired, and confident.

Candles and lamps provide good light too, but they’re not always easy to adjust as needed. 

Consider investing in a dimmer switch that controls the amount of light in a room while still leaving it bright enough as per your need.

Use Positive Language

Politeness, compassion, trust, and kindness should always reflect in your communication, whether you are taking your family or a stranger. 

You should never let your emotions get the better of you, especially in front of your kids. 

Kids learn by watching their parents’ behavior, so it’s important to model good behavior at home and outside so that they develop better communication skills and grow up to be generous and kind towards others. 

Create a bond of love, respect, and trust so that your kids do not hesitate to talk to you about things that bother them, like problems at school or work, relationships with friends, family issues, health concerns, etc.

If your kid wants to explore their interest, support them instead of being judgemental about it. 

All this will help you maintain a positive home environment.

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Since childhood, I have stayed surrounded by pets – cats, dogs, squirrels, and now rabbits.    

Pets bring a lot of joy and excitement to our life. They are the best companion you could ever ask for. 

They make home lively and cheerful with their adorable behavior and by being themselves.

Pets can help you unwind after a long day at work or give you company when you are alone at home.

They will make you feel loved, happy and complete. They are great stress busters!

With a pet at home, your day will be filled with laughter and smile.

They can also help you forget about your worries when you feel sad. 

Pets are also great companions for kids. With a pet at home, kids learn to be responsible at an early stage.

So if you have always thought of getting a pet but dismissed it for whatever reason, don’t delay if you really want to create a positive atmosphere at home.

Buy Comfortable Furniture

Sometimes all you need is comfortable furniture to stay healthy and happy and create positivity at home.

We all use our home furniture for different purposes like eating, relaxing, sleeping, reading, working, etc., so buy good quality furniture that will last longer, and you’ll want to spend time on it.  

You don’t want to end up with something that looks nice but isn’t worth keeping because you feel uncomfortable after using it for a while. 

This is important, especially if you buy your bed, couch, and home office furniture or your kids’ study chair.

You should always test furniture before buying because you will be spending most of the time on it. It’s the key to having a good time in your home.  

Final Thoughts

Creating a positive home environment is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. 

To make your home feel more like a haven, consider adding some plants, aromatherapy diffusers, hanging wind chimes, decluttering your home, or adopting a pet – each has its own array of benefits.

It’s not always easy, but with a little effort and our tips, you can turn your house into a happy place everyone will love to come home to. 

So, how do you create a positive atmosphere at home? Let us know in the comments below.

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About the Author

I am Chhavi Kumari, a digital marketer, blogger & parent of two mischievous rabbits (Cookie & Snow). I have a passion for writing, a love for entertainment and a zeal to learn something new every day. If I were ever to be stranded on an island, I would probably have a pet bunny.

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