Lift the mood with things you love
AFRIEND has what I like to call her “wall of love”. It is essentially a large collage on a corkboard hung above her computer and it’s composed of artistically placed photos of those she loves and an assortment of mementos of happy events.
This got me thinking about how our choice of decor can uplift us. With retro cork being totally on trend, home-made bespoke art pieces exhibited on cork are an obvious source of pleasure. But there are also other personal elements that are capable of delivering a mood enhancement.
The best way to ascertain what would work for you is to ask yourself, “What do I love and what brings me joy?” For instance, for me it’s books. I love the look of books almost as much as the content.
If it’s colour you crave, why not take the risk and paint something a bold hue? If it’s the freshness of white you enjoy then paint a piece of furniture in a shabby-chic white wash.
If music is your thing place your stereo, LPs, CDs, or whatever you collect in a prominent place to view and use.
Travel is something most of us love, so consider styling vignettes of mementos you have collected while on holiday.
But you don’t have to travel to collect pieces. A number of my treasures have either been given to me or I’ve found them at markets and garage sales. But regardless of their provenance, when artfully exhibited they bring interest to any space.
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