Home Decor Tips: Expressing Moods in Your Favorite Rooms

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When you live and work in a busy, highly-populated city like Philadelphia, it can be difficult to maintain your desired mood throughout the day. So when you come home, the decor of your rooms should help you achieve the balance that you need.

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When you live and work in a busy, highly-populated city like Philadelphia, it can be difficult to maintain your desired mood throughout the day. So when you come home, the decor of your rooms should help you achieve the balance that you need. Here are four positive moods and corresponding home decor tips.

Serene Mood

There are a few rooms in your home where you probably want to feel as serene and relaxed as possible when you enter, such as the bedroom and bathroom. Here are some ideas for creating a mood of serenity in your Philly home:

  • Paint your room a soft sea green or gentle light blue (calming according to color theory).
  • Add a very comfortable chair to the room, like a recliner or a rocking chair. This should be a chair that allows you to relax every part of your body, from your feet to your neck.
  • Minimize the number of items that you place in the room, including furniture, pictures, and knickknacks. Too many items in the room will put unnecessary stress on your senses.

Blissful Mood

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When your mood needs a boost, it helps to have a “happy room” in your house. This is a place where you can go to look at beautiful things and feel surrounded by positivity. This might be your den, a play room, living room, or just a corner that’s dedicated to growing plants. Try these ideas for creating a blissful room:

  • Choose a shade of bright yellow or orange for your walls. White walls can also brighten up a room.
  • Add textures to the items in your room, whether it is a soft velvet patterned desk or a silky leather love seat. A happy room should appeal to your sense of touch in addition to your sight.
  • Sprinkle your room with bold, colorful accents, including pillows, inspiring artwork, and vases.

Quixotic Mood

Feeling quixotic means that you are a bit detached from reality — maybe you want to experience a fantasy or new experience. A child or a creative person would like a room that inspires a quixotic mood. Here are a couple of suggestions:

  • When painting the room, use shades of purple. Purple is stimulating to the mind and senses.
  • Quixotic people often like to stare upward and meditate, so add pizzazz to your plain white ceiling. Hang art up there or create a galaxy theme on your ceiling.
  • Lay tarp on the floor and create your own original artwork on the ceiling and walls, with liberal splatters of your favorite paint colors. Make the room all your own.

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A Mood of Excitement

If you want to feel excited when you enjoy a certain room in your home, such as the den or a kitchen, explore the things that really rouse your senses. What do you love? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • If you love the Philadelphia Eagles and watch their games on television in that room faithfully, use their team colors as the focal point of every element of the room’s design.
  • If you love cooking, decorate your kitchen with items that put you in the mind of your favorite chef.
  • Decorate with faux fur rugs and throws to give the room a “wild” and lively look.

You can’t always control the energy around you when you’re out and about in the city, but you can control the energy in your home. Experiment with these home decor tips to create a functional and inspiring home.

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