Interior Design:3 Methods to turn your space from humdrum to zestfully exacting!
“Have you ever stopped to think what fun this business of living can be? If you haven’t, and if you are one of those who insist upon believing that life is humdrum, grim and boring, then I’m afraid this department is not for you. For I don’t believe any such thing. I know that we can all free ourselves and live our lives fully, zestfully and joyfully!” -Dorothy Draper
Is your space living up to it’s potential? Or is it humdrum, grim and boring? Dorothy Draper was an American Interior Designer in the earlier 1900’s, who has thrived on the freedom of beauty in interiors! She was one of many who helped to inspire this beauty in homes around America through her home improvement strategies. Her quotation delivers a message of freedom to choose to be zestfully and joyfully living. And I believe that Dorothy was speaking to the fact that the design of yourself is directly affected by the design of your space. If you have a humdrum, grim and boring interior, it is likely that you will feel the same. Dorothy Draper, I believe, was trying to awaken a new generation of happiness and I believe she thought this happiness, this zest for life, was directly correlated to how your space is decorated. Although it may sound a bit funny or strange, psychologists have actually proven that there are personality adjustments that occur, with different color in a space. According to, About.com, “Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.” “Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels. Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.”
Learn how to take your space from humdrum to zestful with just three simple methods!
3 Methods to turn your space, from humdrum to zestfully exacting:
Colors come in every shade of every color you can imagine. In fact, you can create your own color! To make your space more exciting, try using colors on the warm side of the color wheel. Every color on hear has great psychological effects and will transform your view and make you happier if you use these colors! Increasing your energy with these colors, will eventually transform the way you think and how successful you will be in life. If you are happier in life, it is likely you will go after your dreams and will be more successful.
Paint is the easiest way to make any space evolve from boring to fun and exciting! Having this change will have dramatic, positive affects on how you feel and therefore how you approach life! Although throwing some splashes of paint on your wall is not the cure-all, it is a very positive an fun method to zesting up your space and life!
Placing pops of color through out your space can not only be a great energy booster, but will not exhaust your bank account! Throw pops of color, using: vases, pictures frames, paintings, and fun pillows. This will awaken any humdrum room to a fun and zestful space!
Create depth, and create a feeling of a larger space. Placing a bright colored frame will help you to increase your energy flow and having that feeling that your space is larger than it is will make you feel a little freer! Optical illusion with mirrors and with the right colors can motivate you to concur your fears and dreams all in one!