The last two years have been filled with not-so-happy news, from the COVID-19 pandemic and mask mandates to product shortages, rising inflation, and the war in Ukraine. Our homes are where we feel safe and secure.
Here’s some good news. How we decorate our homes can boost our mood and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. You can create a cheery ambiance with these easy renovation ideas.
Pops of Color
Color has a subtle, but powerful, impact on mood. Yellow evokes sunshine, optimism, warmth, and happiness; red is a stimulating color that can generate feelings of energy, passion, and power; and blue is a calming hue that encourages relaxation. While painting an entire room in any of these colors might seem daunting, try adapting the color as an accent (i.e. throw pillow, chair, wall art, area rug, table lamp, or lighting fixture).
Floral motifs and fanciful curves on chandeliers, bath lights, pendants, and ceiling fixtures bring a touch of whimsy – and even an ethereal quality – to a room. This light and airy design approach lightens the overall mood of a space and instills a feeling of happiness.
Whimsical touches are also created by repurposing vintage finds in modern ways. Deliberately mismatched decorative teacups and dinner plates, old-fashioned mason jars as containers, old hardcover books, and distressed finishes on furniture, large mirror frames, or accent pieces can all contribute to a nostalgic, cheery ambiance that recalls gentler times.
The best thing about adding some whimsy to your décor is that there are no hard and fast rules. Whatever items make you smile, create a conversation, or generate amusement for you or your guests is all fair game in this playful design approach. You can find whimsical designs in many categories at LightsOnline.com!