Dec­o­rat­ing Tricks to Boost Your Mood

The right decor can turn a room from eh to to­tally en­er­gis­ing. In­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor Amy Lau, au­thor of Ex­pres­sive Mod­ern, shares her cool de­sign ideas.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - LIFES TYLIST - By Korin Miller

Turn Up the Heat

Warm colours, like red, yel­low, and or­ange, nat­u­rally ra­di­ate vi­brant, cheer­ful vibes that get your blood pump­ing and make you op­ti­mistic. Scat­ter the sunny shades around.

Feel Good

A mix of cosy tex­tures (such as a fuzzy pil­low and soft throw) can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a flat, one di­men­sional space and a lively, dy­namic one. Plus, they make your pad bliss­fully com­fort­able.

Show Off Fond Mem­o­ries

To feel in­stantly lifted, sur­round your­self with ob­jects that are im­por­tant to you, like a bunch of colour­ful pot­tery vases you found on a road trip.

Be Bold

Sub­tlety doesn’t boost your spir­its the way a state­ment does. But you don’t have to go over­board. A small group­ing of im­ages (what­ever you have and love) framed and promi­nently placed can have more im­pact than a crowded wall of less dis­tinct art.

Start a Move­ment

Cer­tain pat­terns (zigzags, polka dots) cre­ate vis­ual en­ergy and mo­tion. Utilise them to in­vig­o­rate your rooms—even team them up with pieces that ac­tu­ally move, like this chan­de­lier.

Fun, funky shapes add some life

Leave no sur­face bare. Spare can come

off as cold Pair bright with neu­tral so it doesn’t look clown­ish

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