If the past year taught us anything, it’s that our living space is truly our personal sanctuary. From spending countless hours in our rooms to working remotely in our living rooms, finding a work-life balance was/is a true challenge. Today we’re giving our readers a poosh to gift their space with a much-deserved refresh. It’s so important to live in a house or apartment that feels truly unique and has that warm, homey feel.
We know it’s easier said than done; however, there are many simple ways to change things up in our homes. Adding color, for example, is a great way to create the perfect vibe in a room. This interior tweak can boost our mood after a stressful day or will have our living space looking like our dream Pinterest board. Or incorporating new affordable trinkets or making small changes can do more than you think. These subtle updates promote a cozy and relaxing environment, which is especially important for those of us who find it hard to relax or are looking to add mood-boosting properties to our living spaces.
Now for the tough part, deciding how to make our home the inviting and stylish environment we dreamed of. It might seem hard to do on a budget, but we have expert advice to guide the way. We reached out to Kelly Wearstler, the founder and principal of Kelly Wearstler Interior Design, to help us create the ultimate color mood board. Read on for all the home decor inspiration from the interior queen herself.
“Nature provides us with so many mood-boosting endorphins. Remind your eye of the outdoors with green paint and an abundance of flora that effortlessly achieve synergy between outside and in.”
“Our homes are our retreats for mind and body. A place for us to take pause and rest. For me, there is nothing more invigorating than a cold, post-workout plunge in the ocean. I love to mimic this inside by covering large expanses—think walls, ceilings, and floors—in cerulean and Aegean blues that have a calming, serene feeling reminiscent of the sea.”
CHECK YOUR TONE
“White is one of the most powerful colors, enthusing clarity and cleanliness. Whites come in warmer tones—which pair really well with natural materials like weathered wood—or cooler tones best teamed with blue hues.”
SHOP YOUR WARDROBE
“When a client asks me where to start with color, I recommend they deep dive into their closet. Pick five favorite fashion pieces that you feel your best in, and these will indicate the tones you will love to live in.”
MAKE YOURSELF FEEL SEXY!
“Spaces where people look good inevitably result in them feeling good too. A warm pinkish tone, like Faded Terracotta, and some dim downlighting are the perfect recipe to make you look, and feel, your best.”