Create A Home With Soul

I now live in the same home as my grandparents once did. This is the place I spent a good portion of my childhood in, so for me, it was obvious how much soul this home already had.   It’s a feeling of love, comfort and a true sanctuary. It’s something I haven’t forgotten and it’s made me realize how every home takes on energy of its own.

Create A Home With Soul

10 Ways To Influence The Energy Of Your Home

1.  Be responsible for your own energy.  There is a feeling to a home and this feeling comes from the predominant energy of the people in it.

2.  Clean, de-clutter and simplify your life.  It’s amazing what a good cleaning can do.  Go through your space and donate or repurpose anything you don’t love.  It not only makes you feel better, it helps keep your space clean because everything left is intentional, meaningful and serves a purpose.

3.  Add elements of nature.  Plants, natural textiles, leathers, and wood all bring a grounding energy to any space.  

4.  Surround yourself with people you love.  Welcome friends and family into your space and let it be easy and casual.  They love you for you.    

5.  Add some history.  Incorporate a favourite antique, mason jars, or your grandmother’s handmade quilt.

6.  Make art meaningful.  Art should tell a story about the people who live there.  Art can be anything you want it to be.  Follow my Pinterest board, Art Inspiration here.

7.  Learn to love your kitchen.  Nothing beats the smell of fresh baking or a home cooked meal, especially if it’s a family favourite.  Baking great grandma’s ginger cookies with my kids creates a beautiful opportunity to share connections between generations.

8.  Create ambience.  Light candles.  Listen to music and let the sunshine in.

9.  Don’t forget first impressions.  My grandpa always said you don’t have to be rich to keep a tidy yard.  And he’s right.  Sweep off the porch and tend to the yard…working in the garden is always good for the soul.

10.  Take time to enjoy your home.  Find that favourite place you like to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.

How do you influence the energy in your home?

Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!