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The Happy Home The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Home that Brings You Joy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2023-04-25
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books

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This lovely and inspirational guide, organized around six joyful qualities, will show you how to create a happier home, through prompts, quick fixes, afternoon projects, and mindful design and organization—The Happy Home is not just a title, it’s a promise.

Energize. Uplift. Comfort. Calm. Empower. Express. The road to happiness is paved with good emotions. In fact, a happy home is infused with these six actions and this cheerful book will help you create a space you love and that loves you back. Lovely Indeed creator Chelsea Foy offers up more than 50 creative ideas to engage all the senses to brighten your mood throughout your home. This book sits at the intersection of HGTV home improvements and design, thoughtful Marie Kondo practices, and a cheery color palette fans of the Home Edit will love.

Kicking off with a foreword by Joy Cho, creator of Oh Joy!, the book guides you through questions to consider so you can customize your home to your own mood-lifting needs, be it a calming bedroom, a chill den, or an energizing kitchen. Easy projects and ideas help you tweak the rooms of your house so they engage the senses in all the right ways.

Each chapter focuses on a feeling and includes:
  • Guided prompts: Questions to consider about what a happy space might look and feel like for you
  • Quick Tricks: Creative hacks and ideas to freshen up your space
  • Afternoon Projects: Doable projects and inspo for your home and décor to amp up the joy
  • Big Ideas: Step-by-step projects that you can complete in a day or weekend that are inexpensive but go a long way to creating a home tailored to your tastes and happiness needs  

    With this handy and cheery book, you'll quickly find ways to customize all the rooms in your house for maximum bliss.

Author Biography

CHELSEA FOY is the founder and editor of Lovely Indeed, a lifestyle blog focused on finding loveliness in the everyday. It encompasses her love for all things DIY, travel, family and style. Her writing and work has been featured in news outlets such as Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV and Huffington Post. She founded Lovely Indeed in 2010 before later expanding it to also include consulting and creative workshops. She lives in Modesto, CA with her husband and two kids.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Joy Cho
The Toolbox
A breakdown of recommended must-have tools, gadgets, or supplies to create the projects in the book and keep a home running smoothly. This will cover everything from favorite crafting tools that are utilized in the book, to versatile, workhorse household items that can be used for many different purposes.
Energize. Projects and ideas to create a space that energizes and refreshes.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: Organize by Color | Creating a Kids’ Room That Promotes Independence (Accessibility, Safety, Fun)
Afternoon Projects: Outdoor Space Cleaning Checklist | Conversation Jar | Prism Suncatcher | Glass Jar Terrarium | Sidebar How to Get a Label off of a Jar
Big Ideas: Gardening in Pots (Choosing Plants That Will Thrive, Growing Useful Plants) | Sunrise Doormat
Uplift. Projects and ideas to fill your space with joy and good vibes.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: How to Stock a Bar Cart/Bar Area | Popout Cocktail Recipe | Tricks for a Welcoming and Harmonious Coffee Table | Foraged Bouquets | Clothespin Refrigerator Magnets
Afternoon Projects: Faux Floral Wire Words | Tricks for Setting a Bedroom Mood (Meditative, Playful, Sexy, Refreshing)
Big Ideas: Color Blocked Walls | Painting Trick for Crisp Lines | Giant Friendship Bracelet Wall Weaving | Rolling Plant Stand | Sidebar Indoor Plant Care Tips

Projects and ideas to bring out the cozy, comforting feeling of home.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: Outdoor Ambiance Lighting Ideas | Make Your Outdoor Seating Cozy | Fresh + Fragrant Simmering Spices | Sidebar Seasonal Simmering Spice Recipes | Diffuser Recipes for the Bedroom | Sidebar Essential Oil Handling + Tips
Afternoon Projects: Easy Bathroom Curtains | DIY Leather Key Basket | Bookshelf Styling Ideas (Peaceful, Happy, Nostalgic) | Crafting a Sleep Routine
Big Ideas: Happiness Hacks for A Cozy + Colorful Workspace (Desk Must-Haves, Computer Desktop Organization, Productivity Self-Care Ideas, Hygge Vibes) | Work-From-Bed Lap Desk
Calm. Projects and ideas to try when you want to create a safe and peaceful space.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: Pretty Bottle Labels | Nontoxic Room Spray | Bedroom Playlist Ideas
Afternoon Projects: LEGO Storage Shelf | DIY Matchstick Holder | Sidebar on Candle Scents | DIY Incense Holder
Big Ideas: DIY Simple Floating Shelves | Indoor Herb Garden
Empower. Projects and ideas to create a space that supports your needs.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: Coat Closet Organization Hack | Cleanout Checklist (Keep, Store, or Donate?)
Afternoon Projects: DIY Rope Baskets/Boxes for Bathroom Storage | Bathroom Cabinet Organization Overhaul | Dress Your Desk (Natural, Vibrant, Bold)
Big Ideas: Spice Jar Organization Overhaul | How to Visualize a Furniture Reorganization (Repurpose, Refresh, Redesign What You Have)
Express. Projects and ideas to help your space reflect your uniqueness.
Guided prompts/questions
Quick Tricks: Old Calendar Art | Instagram Photo Cabinet Wallpaper | Easy Art Frames (Featuring Tear-Out Art)
Afternoon Projects: Herringbone Patterned Closet Doors | How to Feature Kids’ Art (Clipboard Gallery, Modern Clothesline) | Suede and Gold Leaf Mousepad
Big Ideas: One Outdoor Space, Many Ways (Kid-Friendly, Chill Zone, Fully Functional) | Painting a Brick Fireplace | Removable Wallpaper

Tear-out art prints | Project Index

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