15 Happy Decorating Ideas To Spark Joy At Home
We may be serious about design, but that doesn’t mean design has to be serious! With “Get Happy” as one of our top trends this year, it’s never been more stylish to have a space that makes you smile. Whether that includes a bouquet of your favorite blooms, a particularly perky print or sweet accessory, decorating should be fun! So say yes to pattern, color and little pick-me-ups to lift the spirits. Click through for happy decorating ideas that are sure to bring good vibes home.
Bring levity to your space with the feel-good colors of a vibrant abstract painting. While there will always be a place for moody Dutch still lifes and thought-provoking pieces in our homes, there’s something to be said for art that evokes feelings of joy. Clinical-psychologist-turned-painter Yolanda Sanchez says, “I try to make art that is uplifting and that is joyful, because I think that’s what people need.”
Studies show that being near water makes us happier and improves our well-being. Take that sentiment indoors with H2O-inspired decor, like Rebecca Atwood’s Cape Series of bedding, inspired by the idea of waking up in a seaside cottage.
Spanish artist and designer Jamie Hayon is known for producing playful high-end home furnishings, like this Nanimarquina rug, which is an art piece in itself. The tangle of colors and shapes is a true depiction of his imagination, and will encourage yours to run free every time you look at it.
Wallpaper is a fabulous way to bring mood-boosting color and pattern to a space. Perfect in a bathroom, it provides a jolt of positive energy first thing in the morning and feel-good vibes before bed.
Whether you lean towards pastels or feel perfectly at ease in a bright blue room — like society columnust Amoryn Engel — incorporating your favorite hue into your home will make it feel like a true representation of you. “I could cry I love this room so much,” says Amoryn. Happy tears, we’re guessing!
The benefits of houseplants are aplenty. Not only do they bring life to spaces, but they also keep our air clean. The Jungalow’s Justina Blakeney says, “I believe a home full of living, growing energy can support and encourage your own personal growth.”
We could all use a little reminder to put things in perspective, and what better way to keep wise words on display than with a mini lightbox, like Tamara Taggart does in her Vancouver family home.
For an instant pick-me-up, treat yourself (and your space) to a bouquet of fresh blooms. Bonus points for petals in bright, happy hues!
British artist Luke Edward Hall has no reservations when it comes to having fun with design. His playful prints are just the thing to bring a sense of humor and jovial spirit to your space.
Pompoms prove that you don’t take your decor too seriously. Pick up a pretty pillow adorned with the fluffy dots or trim a lampshade with pompom trim — either way, they’ll make you smile every time you see them.
Happy highlighter hues bring a jolt of playful energy to this Victorian’s sophisticated bones. The juicy pops of color create contrast against the original architecture, balancing the opposing styles.
When it comes to happy decor, Scandi-style does it best. Embrace the Danish concept of hygge, which is all about creating a cozy, welcoming atmosphere and enjoying good things with good people, with candlelight, blankets and tons of texture.
Brighten your space with a cheeky neon light that doubles as decor. This highly Instagrammable piece will up cool factor in your space.
Make your home a treasure house of happy memories. For a stylish take on family photos, print them in black and white and place the pictures in black frames with white mats.