8 Simple Ways to Fill Your Home with Love

Christian blog post for Christian women and homemakers on 8 simple ways to fill make your home lovelier! Includes link to free printable cleaning schedule!
Have you ever walked into someone’s home and felt such a profound warmth and love? If you have, you may wonder what is different about that home. Why does it feel so warm and welcoming? Why does it have such a sense of love?

For the Christian Homemaker, creating this kind of environment in the home can be one of the greatest goals to achieve. While this may seem like a daunting task, transforming your home into a welcoming, loving place can be truly a labor of love.

There are some simple things you can begin to practice to make your home a lovelier place. You don’t necessarily need to do all these things at once, but it could be a good idea to implement one or two at a time until you are comfortable with the new habits and routines you are developing.

8 Ways to Make Your Home Lovelier

  1. Draw near to God through spiritual disciplines.

Creating a home marked by love starts in the hearts of those who live in that home. If you are not at peace yourself, it is not likely your home will be.

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The same can be said for love. If you are not loving, it is unlikely your home will be a place filled with love. Therefore, draw near to God. The Bible tells us that God is love. (1 John 4:16) So, if we are going to have homes marked by love, they must be marked by His presence within us.

For more on this, check out my post on inviting God into your home. As well, you can read about some of the spiritual disciplines that can make a difference in your home, such as prayer, Bible study, and hearing from God.

  1. Incorporate more of your faith in your home.

Some people will be able to recognize that your home is marked by warmth and love very easily. Others may not have the same degree of discernment. In either case, one of the most fun, simple ways to make your home more loving is to incorporate Scripture in your home.Deuteronomy 6:6 Mockup Thumb

The book of Deuteronomy tells us to, “Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:9). I talk more about this in my posts on the importance of Scripture in the Heart and Home and my post on surrounding yourself with the Word of God.

  1. Pray over your home.

This may sound obvious, but not everyone may make a habit of doing this. When my husband and I were first married, we were sure to pray and even anoint our home before we even moved our belongings in. Initially, we didn’t make a regular habit of praying over our home. Now, we pray over our home every evening.

While we don’t make a long eloquent prayer, we are sure to spend at least a minute or two of our prayer time each evening praying over our home. You can pray protection over your home, you can ask for God to make His love felt more in your home, or however the Holy Spirit directs.

  1. Play worship music on a regular basis.

Maybe this seems odd to you, but we leave worship music playing 24/7 in our home. When we are sleeping, we turn it down to a point where it is almost not audible. We find this is a great way to invite God’s presence into our home in a continual way.

Below are some recommendations of music that we play in our home.


  1. Implement a cleaning schedule.Free printable cleaning schedule to help homemakers to stay organized and consistent in their cleaning.

I am yet to successfully master this yet. At one point, a few months back I was on track with a cleaning schedule and it was super handy in helping me be strategic in my cleaning. Over time, I fell off the bandwagon. I am currently in the process of getting back on!

How does this make the home a more loving place? I have found that one of the more tangible ways I can express my love for my family is by making a point of serving them through cleaning and meeting their needs within the context of the home. When I get their laundry done, it is another act of service committed in love. And this continual expression of loves make my home a more loving place!

If you’re looking for a schedule to help you get into a cleaning routine, download this free printable cleaning schedule here.

  1. Choose to have peace when you don’t get everything done perfectly.

Remember how I shared that I fell off the bandwagon with my cleaning schedule. Doing so was very upsetting for me. In fact, I have a difficult time staying content when just about any of my chores or tasks is not done to my liking or even if I feel my home seems less organized than I’d like.

Allowing yourself to get upset can be disheartening for you and can zap the love from your home in a heartbeat. So, choose to be okay if you have an off day. Choose to be okay if special circumstances prevent you from getting everything done. In reality, it is okay. Tomorrow is a new day!

  1. Establish routines, but don’t be rigid about them.

Having routines allows those you live with to have an idea of what to expect. My husband can likely assume I’ll make his sandwiches for lunch. (Though sometimes we have to exercise number six and choose to be okay if he has to make them.)

The point is having set routines with some flexibility is better for everyone in your household. It can give you peace about all that needs to be done. This in turn makes you less stressed, more productive, and happier!

  1. Be kind.

I believe our homes are also more full of love when we obey God’s direction to be  kind to one another. Sometimes someone will say something they don’t mean because they’ve had a bad day or they’re under significant stress. Be kind in return. Sometimes, you may be the one to have had a bad day and you may be tempted to take it out on someone else. Instead, choose to be kind.

Being kind can be a major vessel to invite more of God’s love into the home and make your home a lovelier place!

Enjoying the Benefits of a Love-Filled Home

Remember, it’s not about perfect works and habits. Instead, God calls us to love. Love God. Love People. And love others so deeply that even our homes are marked by that very love God has placed in our hearts and and is developing in our homes!

I’d love to know what things you do to have a more love-filled home! Share in the comments below! And don’t forget to grab your copy of the free cleaning schedule today!

28 comments

  1. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    Love this! These are all great ways to fill your heart and your home with love. One way we fill our home with love it to have family dinner together every night can. We turn off the tv, put up our phone, turn on some music, and just enjoy each others company.

    • Pattyg109 says:

      That’s awesome! I do enjoy reading your blog, Lauren, and can see that we are pretty like minded. It’s too bad you can’t put holes in the wall. Perhaps you could still print a verse or inspiring quotation and put it in a frame with a stand? Just a thought! Thanks for visiting!

      God bless,
      Patty

  2. Diane Ferreira says:

    I love the one about playing music in the house. I keep Christian music playing in my house all day long. It’s something I picked up from my older sister that I just love and I hope my children will do the same. To me it just keeps the house peaceful. Great post!!

    • Pattyg109 says:

      Diane,
      I find that playing Christian music in the home definitely makes it more peaceful! I agree, I’d love to see my little ones carry on that tradition eventually!

      Blessings,
      Patty

  3. Nicole Green says:

    These are excellent tips, Patty! Thank you so much for sharing! The resources & blog posts you shared are great ideas. My favorite is establishing routines, but remembering to give yourself grace. I’m reading Emily Ley’s book, Grace Not Perfection, right now and that’s exactly what she talks about!

    • Pattyg109 says:

      Yes- having grace for ourselves can be hard, especially if you hold high expectations for yourself. Grace is key to peace, though! Thanks for sharing!

      God bless,
      Patty

  4. ordinarilyextraordinarymom says:

    These are great! I’ve got to start playing more gospel at home. I enjoy gospel so much but I hardly play it throughout the house. I actually appreciate silence. (FYI…I’m working on the cleaning routine also)…#byhisgracebloggers

    • Pattyg109 says:

      Yes! It’s totally cool to appreciate silence, too! (I used to be an elementary school teacher so I value silence!) It can be played as much or as little as you like, but it definitely makes a difference!

      God bless,
      Patty

  5. Rosanna says:

    These are simple, but great tips! One of my favorites was praying for our homes. I pray for my family regularly, but have rarely prayed over my home. I’m going to try and incorporate that one.

  6. jesthepilgrim says:

    Good morning! I just wanted to let you know that we have * FEATURED * this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Thank you for taking the time to share with us! 🙂

    • Pattyg109 says:

      That’s great, Penny! It’s so important that our homes are filled with God’s love!
      Also, thank you so very much for ordering the album using the affiliate link! I pray it blesses you!

      God bless,
      Patty

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