I have been blessed, at least that’s my theory, with a logical head on my shoulders. Hence, I’ve avoided any type of therapy, which is fabulous as this leaves me with a lot more money for shoes and decorating. At a hundred plus dollars an hour, a therapist can really eat into the decorating funds and, besides, decorating can be a form of therapy.
It’s true, decorating is therapeutic.
- Rearranging the furniture, cleaning the house, painting, wallpapering, organizing shelves and even making a bed all burn substantial amounts of calories, in some cases two hundred plus and hour.
- Staying in shape and exercising keeps us grounded and feeling good about ourselves, not to mention all those endorphins that exercise releases.
Think about how you feel when you walk into a room and see "balloon shades" on the window:
- If you love your balloon shades that’s perfect. I’m not anti balloon shades, it's just that to a designer they scream ‘eighties’.
- When I see a pair of balloon shades I think ‘new drapes’... something long and sensual.
- Not that there is anything wrong with the eighties, but they where twenty five plus years ago. So, time for a change, think twenty first century.
- For me, it keeps me up to date with the current fashion trends, and that can make any girl feel young! Personally, when I feel young, I feel happy (I intend to fight aging or at least the effects of aging every step of the way).
When we decorate we can chose themes, colours, and textures that soothe or energize. We can plan to decorate a room to change our moods - seriously, this is scientifically proven and we need to pay attention to this information when planning any space. One of the first questions we need to ask ourselves is “what do we need this room or space to do for us?"
- Red to stimulate creativity
- Purple to curb an appetite
- Yellow to make us happy
- Brown to soothe and calm
- Distressed leather makes us feel cozy and safe
- Chenille is soothing
- Glazed leather is formal
- Silk is sexy
- Corduroy is laid back and casual
- Adding more lighting to a room can not only bring a piece of wall art to life but it can also chase away your blues.
- Simmering some pure essential oils such as lemon grass or lavender will lift your spirits.
- Redecorating the living room to boost your spirits.
- Making over the bedroom to improve your love life.
- Remodeling the bathroom to create a calm oasis for those moments when you need to escape from the world.
- Hiring a local home design professional from casaGURU. Sure beats going to a therapist!