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.
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.
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.
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