The interior design of your home does not only show off your sense of style and wealth. The decorations you use in different rooms have the power to affect your mood and inspire you. This goes beyond the subtle effects of color psychology, as today you can find decorations that will motivate you directly, like wall art.
Using this power can be a great help for people struggling with depression and anxiety, as well as to everyone who is going through a difficult time and can use an extra boost of positivity.
Guide to Inspirational Décor: How Wall Art Can Set the Mood
Few things inspire calmness better than decorations derived from nature. This includes prints featuring forests, fields, etc. as well as plants. And don’t forget the pictures of gorgeous beaches that scream ‘paradise!’ and inspire you to do everything in your power to get to such a place.
As seeing greenery makes one feel more relaxed and calm (NBC News), this type of décor will greatly benefit people who are overstressed. Nature-themed decorations work best for bedrooms and lounge areas, as they help enhance the positive and relaxing mood.
What can be a better tool for inspiration than a beautiful print featuring some motivational words? Take a look at Have Faith canvas wall art and you’ll feel the power of positivity rolling off it. Typography in decoration is the most direct tool for motivation. Therefore, it can be the most powerful.
By using typography in décor, you can send whatever message you need to yourself. This will be a great inspiration for those who need an extra boost of confidence or positivity. In fact, this can be a perfect decoration for everyone as you can choose a message that first your personal situation perfectly.
They say, and studies confirm it, that traveling is good for the soul. Keeping mementos from your travels, as well as various travel-themed decorations, can bring out some of these benefits even when you are stuck at home.
Depending on the situation and the type of wall art you have, they can either inspire you to achieve your goals so you can go on amazing trips in the future or bring up good memories from the past.
This kind of décor will be a good choice for those who need more positivity in their lives. You should also consider mixing wall art with framed photos from your trips. These small reminders of good times will be able to brighten your mood on bad days.
4. Contemporary art
Contemporary art wall arts look fantastic in sleek modern and minimalistic interiors. This kind of décor can inspire different types of mood, depending on the exact art piece you choose.
It can help create a unique atmosphere. It’s a powerful tool for people who want to make a space uniquely their own. That’s the case for all types of art, not only that which is produced by modern artists.
5. Vintage art
Vintage wall art helps inspire nostalgia, which is a powerful emotion that can both inspire sad mood and help one recover from it (Frontiers in Psychology).
However, vintage art that has no associations with your personal past, is rather effective for inspiring coziness and creating the feel of ‘home’. It’s also very stylish and can help you create a stunning interior design.
All in all, the power of home décor is immeasurable, so you should choose the pieces you surround yourself with very carefully. Pick the things that can provide the type of inspiration you need most at the moment. And remember that you don’t have to stick to a single theme only.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.
We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I’ve come to accept that all life is about finding balance between what we can and cannot change.
2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
I have learned to appreciate the support of my friends and family. I’m still working on learning to appreciate the challenges life throws my way that make me stronger in the end.
3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
My biggest achievement in life is giving birth and raising two beautiful children whom I love with all my heart.