You are the queen (or king) of your domain—so start living like it and make that house your home. Whether you're moving into a new apartment, or looking to spruce up your existing space, read our easy steps for transforming any abode into an inviting, happy haven.
1. CREATE A WARM WELCOME
Personalizing the front door will lift your mood before you even step foot inside your house. Create a warm welcome for family and guests with this beautiful DIY spring wreath.
2. DISPLAY HAPPY MEMORIES
Display sentimental items to transform any area into a gallery of happy memories. Surround yourself with the places and people you love by creating a thoughtful collection of photographs, or by pulling out your grandmother's vintage jewelry.
3. PUT PLANTS ON A PEDESTAL
Instantly liven up your living room and improve the indoor air quality by bringing greenery inside. Be as purposeful with the pot display as the plants you choose.
4. NEUTRALIZE ODORS
Neutralize cooking smells, pet odors, and other off-putting scents by keeping a small bowl of Scented Vinegar on the counter before guests arrive.
5. PERFECT THE PRESENTATION
Whether you're enjoying a slice of cake to yourself or sharing sweets with loved ones, use a cake stand or pretty platter to elevate a simple indulgence to a moment of bliss.
6. CUSTOMIZE HARDWARE
If your new apartment is starting to look like an IKEA showroom, customizing hardware is a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. We love Pretty Pegs' chic legs, knobs and fronts!
7. MIX TEXTILES
When in doubt, put a pom pom on it! Don't shy away from color and texture—up the coziness factor with soft, playful pillows and throws.
8. FRESHEN WARDROBES & LINENS
Give your wardrobe a breath of a fresh air! Use this duo to keep clothing and linens fresh between washes and during storage—it helps remove odors while adding the ultimate clean laundry scent!
9. GIVE GRATITUDE
Home is where the happy heart is! Reflection is an important part of happiness, and pausing to jot down one happy memory every day before bed will help cultivate a warm, inviting home.