The minute you drop your bags into their homemade guest room, the rugged outdoor southwestern landscape melts into the whimsical and otherworldly…so much so that you may just experience a bit of what Lucy Pevensie felt when she stepped out of the Professor’s wardrobe and into the magical land of Narnia…that this will be no ordinary visit.
Move over, mancaves. Two busy Moms share their personal spaces, or She-Coves,
designed to help them escape stress and restore inner peace.
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.