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5 ways to cheer yourself up with interior decor

(5 min read) Few times throughout human history has raised the spirits of humanity been so needed as it is today in this modern-day and age. As if technology hasn’t alienated us enough, now we have to isolate ourselves from the rest of society and stare at the screen hoping someone will understand. Well…we do understand.

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Colorful usually means cheerful.

The important thing is to remember that you are not alone. We are all in the same hot sauce. Some are alone and eager surrounded by books and background noise made by YouTube and TikTok; some are surrounded by family members, fighting with their cousins over mundane things; some are lying in their beds staring at the ceiling contemplating space and time quantum physics. Abd all of us have one thing in common — we are sick and tired of staying inside, but we can’t do anything about it. Or can’t we?…

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Clean, cozy, and personal.

Hm. So what if we bring the outside inside? What if some simple changes can contribute to bettering our mindset? Let’s do it together! Let’s try and elevate the boring old space that you’ve grown sick and tired of. And before you start talking about your budget, let me just add this note — let’s do it without spending a ton of cash. Let’s do it cheaply, but with style. Uh-huh. It is possible. Follow me…

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Bring nature in.

1. Color

No, you don’t have to go all out and paint your walls and change your dark wooden furniture. Add a colorful graffiti print to your accent wall, regardless of how out-of-character it may seem for you. Throw some fuchsia and lime-green colored pillows on your boring ole couch, or some bright yellow tablecloths on your coffee table. Take a can of shiny golden paint and throw it down your hallway. I’m joking. But do it, if it’ll make you happy. Sometimes scrubbing paint and doing some permanent damage will make you feel alive.

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Some indoor street art will make any space pop.


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Comfy colorful pillows will do the job.

2. Walls

We’ve already mentioned the graffiti thingy, but if it’s not your thingy, pay a visit to your local photoshop. They can do some amazing print-outs of your favorite inspirational quotes, movie posters, or bookish artworks. Plaster your walls with what makes you feel good. If it a cheesy #yolo done in rainbow style or a pic of Homer Simpson talking about bacon, who are we to judge? As long as it makes you happy….

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Your wall, your rules.

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Inspirational never looked so good.

3. Plants

I’ve recently added a dracaena plant next to my bookshelves and it was such a bingo for me. I was like: “yasss, queen, slay with their spiky green leaves, looking all sunny and pun-rock”. You have to try it. Just pick a plant, a nice terracotta pot, and voila! You’ve got yourself a small oasis.

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Plants mean life.

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Nomadic look. Image source: Sara Toufali.

4. Aromas

Yes, your space shouldn’t be just visual enjoyment. It should also be a heaven for the rest of your senses, and your sense of smell is one of the key players here. Go for different smells you love for each room to make unique and give it its own dynamic. Place a lemon oil dispenser in your living room, some pretty lavender candles in your home office, or some jasmine-scented aromatic cushions all over your bedroom.

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You can just smell the jasmine aromatic candles, right?


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Hmmm, vanilla and honey maybe? Milk and almond? Just guessing here…

5. Lights

Light up your space! Make sure that all of the darkest corners of your home are illuminated. Add some interesting table lamps here and there, put some tall floor lamps in the corners of your living room, or change your simple ceiling light fixture for a glorious bamboo chandelier. Just add some lights and watch your space transform itself.

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You can never go wrong with fabulous floor lights.


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Sometimes one chandelier is enough.


BONUS TIP:

Don’t forget to make sure YOU are happy. Your space should make you happy. Who cares what your next-door neighbor or some interior designer says? You do you.


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28 Comments

  1. Ang.
    May 13, 2021 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Such a beautiful interior!I love colors so i made my room with variety of colours!Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Rhonda Albom
    May 13, 2021 at 11:44 pm — Reply

    Some fabulously cheerful ideas here, but my favourite has to be that feather lamp. I just love it!!! Even though it wouldn’t fit decor-wise in my house, it sure would cheer me up every time I saw it.

  3. Sally
    May 14, 2021 at 9:11 am — Reply

    Wall arts and plants are a must for me. It really changes the mood of the room, and it’s so much more lively with these kinds of decor.

  4. Catherine
    May 14, 2021 at 10:34 am — Reply

    I love all these ideas honestly…each space is so unique and beautiful! I think my space could definitely use some plants and colorful printouts though…thanks for all the inspo!

  5. Sally
    May 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    I’m planning an entire home remodel so these are some great tips for me to consider.

  6. Michelle Cantu
    May 14, 2021 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    I love the muted colors with the bright area rug. I’m going for that look in my own living space. Hoping I can incorporate a gray couch and still achieve a refined look.

  7. angela
    May 14, 2021 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    Such a beautiful interior!so much colourful.Really love it.Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Ryan B.
    May 14, 2021 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    I do agree a splash of colour and adding real live plants to create a nature inspired room does bring some form of happiness for myself

  9. Krysten Quiles
    May 14, 2021 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Love this. Despite the fact that I love color, I’m scared of it!

  10. Rachel Lavern
    May 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    I like all of the colorful interiors but they are not for us…if that makes sense.

  11. Paula Richie
    May 14, 2021 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    The image with the caption,, “Comfy colorful pillows will do the job” had all of my brand colors. Too much for room decor though.

  12. Ms. Sales
    May 15, 2021 at 3:07 am — Reply

    I love plants inside my house, it is really so relaxing.

  13. CA
    May 15, 2021 at 3:18 am — Reply

    I am not into a colorful space. I might go for the plants and aroma decors. But will definitely focus on lights once I get my own space.

  14. sambo
    May 15, 2021 at 5:57 am — Reply

    Hi Chad, these are beautiful. They make me so happy by browsing through these beautiful decor photo.

  15. Sam
    May 15, 2021 at 6:19 am — Reply

    I can’t do my walls because my landlord is SUPER picky But I can change the little things with color! I need more bright colors!

  16. Norma
    May 15, 2021 at 9:10 am — Reply

    Amazing blog posts. I always enjoy visiting your blog and looking at all the great pictures. Love the interior designs on some of them!

  17. Lavanda Michelle
    May 15, 2021 at 10:17 am — Reply

    They are so pretty, I love how vibrant the interiors became because of the splash of color on the art pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Laura
    May 15, 2021 at 11:52 am — Reply

    So many great ideas here. I recently bought a bunch of large plants and it has totally transformed the space! And I always have the diffuser going with essential oil blends!

  19. Jupiter Hadley
    May 15, 2021 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    We just moved house, and we are trying to add so many plants to the livingroom, to make it a jungle.

  20. Anne
    May 15, 2021 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    I like both the neutral and colorful decor 😍 Yes, when it comes to designing our home, we must listen to our heart❤️ Great tips!

  21. Marysa
    May 15, 2021 at 8:01 pm — Reply

    We have been working on changing up our home since Covid began. I like these different interior decor style ideas!

  22. Yanitza
    May 15, 2021 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    I love colorful spaces and adding photos and quotes to a wall is definitely my vibe!

  23. Riv
    May 16, 2021 at 2:48 am — Reply

    Great tips and I already feel better after reading! I’ll use these ideas for our new home.

  24. Jasmine Martin
    May 16, 2021 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I am loving these interior decor ideas. I want to experiment and try some of these ideas out in my home.

  25. Renata Feyen
    May 16, 2021 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    our interior has an effect on how we feel, I am certain of that, and colors can make you happy 🙂

  26. Cindy B
    May 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    These are great ideas! I love interior design and find that just switching up the space every now and then helps cheer me up! I love adding a few new pieces here and there, anything that brings me a smile! Thanks for sharing! Love the post!

  27. Clarice
    May 19, 2021 at 4:50 pm — Reply

    Plants can definitely cheer me up. I agree with you that yes, plants mean life. Ever since I added plants in our living room, it has instantly become my happy place. Thank you for sharing these tips. 🙂

  28. Sarah L Stockley
    May 25, 2021 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    I love bright pops of colour and accessories in rooms. It just cheers me up looking at anything colourful.

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