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What Makes Your House Radiate Happiness, According To Science

Update Date: Jan 24, 2016 06:35 PM EST
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There are some things that you can change in your home, in order to keep yourself and your family happy. Throw out some things, and bring in others that keep you feeling good. Here are a few tips, according to HNGN.

Firstly, color your house with happy moods. Yellow is said to make you very happy. Do it, and look around you. What do you feel?

Secondly, even flowers can brighten up your house, according to Rutgers professors. "Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room," said study author Jeanette Haviland-Jones, via About Flowers. "They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere."

Next, bring in some good smells, along with the sights. "It [the floral smell] actually is a mood manipulator," said Patricia Wilson, a researcher from La Salle University in Philadelphia, via Live Science. "So your mood is better, and given that your mood is better, you are looking for things in your memory bank that match that mood." You can stimulate floral scents with candles, air diffusers and humidifiers.

Fourthly, throw out the clutter and regularly clean up the house, as mess leads to depression, according to experts from the UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF). Moreover, keep your stuff to the minimum. The more the number of objects in the house, the more will be the anxiety and worry.

Finally, make your bed as soon as you wake up in the mornings. In a survey among 68,000 people, it was found that 71 percent of bed makers are happy, while 62 percent of non-bed-makers remain unhappy, according to Mother Nature Network. Hence, as soon as you get up every morning, do not delay folding blankets and making your bed look neat and clean.

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