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By Platinum Team October 15, 2023

3 Ways to Bring More Joy Into Your Home

This post is part of our Life at Home series. Here we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours.


Our days demand a heck of a lot of us. The outside world often feels like an unpredictable and uncomfortable rollercoaster, which makes our homes especially important!

Home is our place of grounding. It’s a safe space we can return to again and again for comfort, renewal and strength. And, we have a hunch that most of our homes could use a little more joy these days.

So, we’ve come up with three easy ways to infuse more of that positive spirit…  

  1. Turn on the tunes

This one is so dang easy. Why do we forget how powerful it is?! Choose some music that lifts your spirits and invites you to sing or dance along. Whether it’s an 80’s playlist, some classic Elton John, poppy Harry Styles or something else entirely – crank it up! 

Apparently listening to music can release dopamine – that naturally-occuring feel good chemical – in the brain, so be sure to enjoy the mood boost!

  1. Add a flair of fun to your environment

What small changes can you make to lighten the mood in your home? Give your imagination the reigns. Do you want to… spice up your throw pillows? Paint your front door a vibrant color? Add some houseplants?

Pay attention to your emotional response to each idea. Which feels exciting, uplifting or intriguing? Let positive feelings guide you to the best shifts for you! Soak up those feelings and seize the opportunity to make a shift.

  1. Invite your favorite people over

It doesn’t have to be a formal thing. Who do you love being around? Who do you love laughing with?

Invite them over for a casual gathering – perhaps some simple snacks, good conversation and lots of laughs. Or, make it a baking party with a simple cookie recipe. Whatever you choose –  gear your conversations towards topics that feel positive and nourishing for your spirits. 

Make joy a priority

Strangely, we often don’t feel like we have the permission to make joy a priority. But, go ahead, and write your own permission slip. 

You’re meant to experience joy daily. Take whatever small steps you can to let more joy unfold. After all, if it puts you into a lighter, more positive mood it’s bound to bring goodness to all around you 🙂


PS – If the not-so-lovely realities of home repairs are sapping your joy – we’re here for you! Give us a call at 602.733.5000.