February 01 2020
6 Tips to Fill Your House With Love This February
If you are anything like me, your house could be filled with the most beautiful furniture, but if it isn’t filled with love then nothing else matters. Filling your house with love is an intentional decision that is difficult to do but worth all the effort! Here are my best tips for filling your house with Love this year.
Music has a huge influence on the mood and feeling of a home. My kids just looooove to have music playing all day long and we often disagree about what music should fill up our home. My kids like the popular stuff playing on the radio, I’d prefer some quiet piano music and my husband loves anything upbeat. This is what I do when it comes to music.
I let the kids play it loud.
I let the kids listen to their music when we are cleaning (good reward)
I put on my quieter music twice a day, once in the morning when they are getting up and once when they have just gone to bed.
The rest of the day is usually my husbands choice of music, it’s upbeat which the kids like but we have carefully chosen playlists that have words and meanings that edify and uplift. No sex, no drugs, no swears.
If people really knew how powerful the words we spoke were, I think all of us would be more careful about what we said and how we said it. I try to remember that words are powerful, words can influence the way we feel and the way other people feel. In a family it’s hard to always be kind, especially when some people drive you crazy. Something that helps me is writing out words on the mirrors in the house that are positive. I’ll write down things such as:
I can do it
I feel Fantastic
I am Strong
I am Smart
I Love To Smile
Anything that makes me happy I add to my mirrors. The kids love it, they see it first thing in the morning and I know it influences the way they talk to each other and the way they feel about themselves.
Decor in a home Is important to me. I can’t actually feel good unless I’m surrounded by beauty. So in order to be my happiest self, I create a space that is spectacular. I keep things uncluttered, I have beautiful artwork, pretty pillows and throw blankets. If I need a new piece of furniture or a new accessory I buy it. If you are looking for something to jazz up your space hit Homesense or come to either of our Showhome Furniture stores in Calgary, Alberta.
Photos matter! I had two kids who seemed to fight ALL THE TIME. It was exhausting for everybody and I was sure they would grow up always hating each other. One day I had an idea, I went through all our old photos and found every photo of the two girls together where they were smiling. I blew them up and got them printed and I posted them everywhere. I left them up for a year. I can tell you that a miracle happened! In that year those two became best of friends.
They are adults now, and they still are the two closest siblings in the family. I am absolutely positive that posting up happy photos of them together made a major difference in their relationship to each other!
Creating a space in your home for you guys to be together without devices is important! Is it the kitchen or a living room?
Wherever you decide, choose to make a place where all of you gather at night and you can play games, eat together or talk with each other. This is huge in building family unity.
‘Less screen Time, More Family Time’
I’ve heard this commercial from Shaw Blue Curve a million times this last month. I love this quote I read about why spending time with your family is so important:
“While it’s true that family is forever, it is important that the family is healthy. Your family will be healthy if you give it time. Family time is an essential factor that helps to create strong bonds, love, connections, and relationship among the family members. Spending quality time with family does help in coping with challenges, instill a feeling of security, inculcate family values, fill kids with confidence, and much more” - https://www.aha-now.com/why-family-time-is-important/
Creating a place for you to be together, even if it’s not possible to be together every night at least provides the opportunity when possible.
If you are looking for ways to fill your home with love this month- use some of these tips and see how much brighter your home becomes!