August 19, 2013
Hello friends. We had a lovely dinner on Saturday and I finished painting and tiling the other half of the hall bathroom. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. Today I wanted to share some inspiration I’ve collected for a few weeks: images gathered from family homes that pop out at me because they just feel warm and happy.
For those of us that love interior design, we look at hundreds of images a week perhaps even thousands if you’re on Pinterest and the style of the spaces vary greatly. The following rooms are happy rooms in my eyes because of the color, quirk, or personality present.
Sara Hicks Malone via Decor8
A rug can completely change the feel of a space. Soft and neutral would be pretty of course but the playful stripes in this rug bring this work space to life. Have you considered a brighter rug in your home?
I’ve shared another version of this dining nook before, but I keep coming back to it because of the colorful chairs, the medley of fun fabrics, and the personal gallery of photographs on the wall, such a happy inviting place to sit.
A skateboard and brass birds and mod fabrics = happy.
A rainbow of dishes and a grouping of mismatched painted stools = happy.
Update the family piano with metallic cowhide and hang a peacock mirror above like Krista to make your living space happy.
Why yes you should pair an antique chest with your quirky lamp and eclectic art.
Art that expresses emotion and a turquoise geometric on a reading chair = happy.
A brightly painted hall tree will guarantee your entry is happy.
Sunshine yellow beds and a polka dot wall make a kids room happy.
Bold & bright green trim = very happy.
An eclectic play kitchen + family portrait = happy.
Colorful art + gumballs + markers = so very happy.
More than anything when decorating your home, let it reflect your personality because that’s what will make it happy. Fill it with color in small or large doses. Be daring and different. Paint your trim, swap your neutral rug for a brighter one, hang colorful art that you love just because. Throw out all the rules you’ve ever read on how a space “should” look at instead make it one that just makes you smile every time you see it.
What elements do you think make a room happy?