Soooo, you ask. What's trending in decorating?
Welp, welcome to the wonderful world of “dopamine decor”, an approach to home styling that aims to spark neurological joy!
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter. When we encounter something that brings us happiness, our brains release dopamine, creating a sense of pleasure and satisfaction.
Dopamine decorating leverages this neurological phenomenon - it promotes creating a home that evokes positive emotions and triggers those chemical bursts of bliss!
Is this a new idea?
Heck no. It’s what we’ve been saying for 13 years! It’s the essence of our “beautiful things for life” philosophy.
- Collect what brings you joy.
- Invest in things you’ll love longtime
- Curate a home that delights and relaxes you.
Hooray for all that, right?! So let’s run through a few principles of Dopamine Decor:
1. Less is Joyful
Clutter can overwhelm our senses and disrupt the contented atmosphere we seek to create. Take time to clear out everything that doesn’t provoke pleasure - including items that are merely neutral! Everything that's left is your "curated clutter". Place it intentionally and then revel in it.
2. Indulge in Sensory Delights
A dopamine-boosting home embraces the colours that influence your mood, the textures that invite you to touch and feel, and the natural elements that bring you tranquility and grounding.
Start with one corner. Perfect its pieces, placement and layers and move to the next area.
The other key to dopamine decor is personalizing your space. Pepper your home with photographs, souvenirs, art that stirs you, heirloom pieces or mindfully chosen purchases that trigger good vibes.
Our favourite customer houses to visit are those that have been infused with the character and histories of their residents! It gives us such a meaningful foundation to help with future design and decor.
So over to you. Happy 'happy' decorating! As ever and always, call us, we'd love to help.