We all have a different definition of “happiness”. Some of us get ecstatic at the mere thought of children, while others prefer quality time with their dogs and cats.

Regardless of our differences, we all unanimously long for a home that makes us smile. And while most of us work hard to put food on the table and pay our bills, we still somewhat struggle to make our lives fuller.

Your misery, worries and anxieties can cast an undeniable darkness on your home as you carry your negative energy around the house and start each day with on the wrong foot.

Here are some tips to add some sunshine to your living space and greet each morning with a smile:

Get Organized

If an organized desk reflects mental alertness, you can imagine for a disorganized room says about your state of mind.

Incorporate the principles of “clarity” in your life by simply practicing a “keystone habit”. Start by making your bed every morning—before you brush your teeth or hit the shower.

By making your bed first thing in the morning, you will instantly discover a change in attitude as you feel more ready and willing to take on the next order of the day. Before you know it, you’ll be doing the dishes after dinner, cleaning up the sofa after a late-night movie and sprucing up your garden.


After a hard day at work, you’ll come back to a home that greets you with a smile every day.

Let the Light In

We all know how depressing it is to sit in a room with the blinds down for an extended period of time.

Make a consistent effort to let some natural light into your home, specifically the room you spend the most amount of time indoors. In most cases, this happens to be the living room—a space you share with other members of your home.

Some of us aren’t fortunate enough to have big windows in our living rooms or bedrooms. No matter how small your window, however, be sure to open it during the day and let the sun shine bright.

Titillate Your Senses

If you live in a small apartment that feels claustrophobic at times, make it a point to add mirrors to create the illusion of a larger space.

Add some apartment-friendly plants (and don’t forget to nurture them), and invest in scented candles to create a positive environment that celebrates life.

For more advice on bringing good luck to your home, contact Vastu Shastra expert Pallavi Chhelavda and follow her Vastu tips for a happier life!