Has the world brought you down? If the “dopamine decor” hits, you might feel high.
The biggest trend is home decoration This fall, the focus is on happiness. self expression, color and creativity. Does orange make you smile? Decorate your kitchen with happy colors. Do you like different styles? Do a mashup.
This appearance has various names. fashion In her book Dress Your Best Life, author Dawn Cullen talks about feel-good brain chemicals and says that “dopamine dressing,” or dressing in your own unique style, can help you feel positive. He claimed that it would give you a sense of emotion.
Decorators and influencers say the same thing happens when we throw away old decorating rules and step into spaces decorated with personal touches. We are more relaxed. Be more creative.
People ask themselves what colors and patterns they really like, and then incorporate those characteristics into their spaces, even if it goes against conventional decorating advice or what they saw online 10 years ago. ,” says Lauren Phillips, associate director of special divisions. Better Homes & Gardens project.
How to use “Barchitecture” and other rooms
Trends that make rooms more comfortable and functional and personal The momentum has increased During the pandemic, A time when many people were confined to their homes. And it continues to grow, Phillips said.
“An unused guest room becomes a home office, and a formal dining room becomes a craft space,” she says. “And ‘bar architecture,’ which includes dog baths and other pet-specific features, is also gaining traction.” Masu.
The decoration is full of aesthetic “core”. barbie core, cottage core, grandma on the coast, mermaid core.
“But I don’t think that means we bounce from trend to trend very quickly. To me, it’s about people defining their own style, even if it’s somewhat colorful and kitschy and funky.” , it means you’re really getting to the root of the design that you love,” says Phillips.
Social media has loosened the creative reins
There’s a lot of inspiration on the internet. “15 years ago, we all wanted the picture-perfect kitchens we saw online, but now with the trends and beautiful interiors we see on TikTok and Instagram, we can incorporate our favorite details into It’s all about pulling out,” Phillips says.
“Gen Z is about to become our new homeowners,” says Amanda Kruse of Upspring PR, a New York-based real estate, design and interiors marketing firm.
And they’re likely to combine styles for personal arrangements, she says.
Emily Munro began designing a Victorian home in San Francisco by flipping through a stack of magazine cut-out images she received from clients.
“We knew right away that our design had to exude a sense of well-being and inspire curiosity,” says Munro.
In the small powder room bright pink and black, Animal print wallpaper. The narrow hallway next to the window is filled with kaleidoscopic wallpaper, abstract rugs, and Basquiat-print chairs.
Meanwhile, London-based design editor Carla Gibbs noticed the free use of paint.
“I feel like it used to be quirky to paint a room pink from top to bottom, but now applying a bright poppy palette like this looks chic, interesting, and most importantly I’m here for it! she says.
So does Massachusetts designer Nicole Hirsch. She placed a bright green color (she calls it “crocodile”) on the ceiling of her bathroom. Oranges on the ceiling of the playroom. Cobalt blue, lipstick pink and chrome yellow add a lively punch to your furniture.
Designer Alison Pickert has a spacious closet in her California home that would be the envy of any storage-strapped homeowner. But she saw value in other uses.
“It was a hall closet, but its generous size and great natural light from the back window made us feel like we could do more with the space,” she says.
So she turned it into her own little “phone room.” “It seemed like the perfect size and location to get away with some privacy to make a phone call.”
Clara Jung of Banner Day Interiors worked with her client to create a San Francisco ranch home filled with large, airy spaces. But if you dig a little deeper into the secret panel on your living room bookshelf, you’ll find a cozy, colorful musical den lined with albums. There’s a vintage wooden bar and a crimson rug to spread out.
“The owner of the house is an avid LP collector and her husband is a musician,” she says.
Jung was ready to install the door when the client suggested creating a secret entrance instead. “I love that idea!” she says. “This is the perfect escape for audiophiles.”
Perhaps that’s the new decorating rule. Create your own “perfect escape”.
New York-based writer Kim Cook regularly covers design and decorating topics for the Associated Press. Follow @kimcookhome on Instagram.
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