In light of Prince’s passing…and the current purple frenzy associated with it, I thought this might be a good time to re-post this article. Purple is everywhere right now…don’t be afraid to decorate with it!
You don’t have to have a massive, 9-foot tall blue spruce with hundreds of lights to create a beautiful Holiday tradition in your apartment, condo, or town home. Decorating a small-to-medium free-standing tree can radiate just as much beauty and Christmas spirit as a larger tree, and is so much easier to manage.
Did you know that your surroundings can have a significant impact on your mood? If you suffer from depression, whether it be major depressive disorder or seasonal affect disorder, you might want to consider changing up your decor in the rooms where you spend a lot of time in (bedroom, family room, kitchen) to help lift your mood. If you are not up to it (understandable if you are depressed), enlist a friend or family member to help.
The bedroom is by far my favorite room in our new place, probably because it’s the most cheerful. Painting is not an option here, so I wanted the walls to be full of color and interest, particularly in the bedroom, where the style is a bit more more artsy and contemporary in style.
My goal in creating the living room space was to start with simple, rustic furniture that conveyed a sense of peace, relaxation, and the outdoors, add a touch of elegance and warmth with antique gold tones, and finish off using pops of purple and teal to brighten it up a bit.
I have always loved to decorate but previous to my pursuing a diploma through the Interior Design Institute, our home evoked a sense of early hodgepodge, heavily infused with a country bunny theme. After becoming a Certified Interior Decorator, I decided to wait until we moved, and then do a clean sweep and decorate in a harmonious “grownup” style.
At the heart of rustic decor is simplicity. The dining room extends the colors and casual feel of the living room with its purple and green Boho-style table settings, iron baker’s rack (originally a white shelf that I painted black), and blonde kitchen table.