Boost your mood and make your home a happy haven by having fun with colour
You may have heard the term ‘Dopamine Dressing’ floating around on the internet or in fashion magazines over the last few months. What is it? By definition, it is dressing with the intention of boosting your mood, specifically by using bright, happy colours and fun textures, increasing your dopamine (happy hormone!) levels.
But why stop at your wardrobe? Dopamine Decor, its sister trend, is here to show you how you can bring those mood-brightening colours into your home. Whether it’s by adding some new colourful cushions to the sofa, switching up your storage with a colourful locker or two, or transforming your whole room into a pastel wonderland — it’s one trend we can definitely get on board with!
As seen on Instagram
1. @paintthetownpastel | 2. @lindsey_isla | 3. @thepajaamahub | 4. @danidazey
Colourful home styling on Instagram is firmly here to stay, and we love the new meaning that Dopamine Decor has given to the trend. Whether you are a minimalist or a maximalist, love pastels or brights, Dopamine Decor can be for you. It is personal, it’s about which colours you like and what makes you happy. Pick the home accessories that will make you smile! Rather than a ‘trend’ where everyone ends up doing the same thing, Dopamine Decor really is different for every person. Ultimately, it just means styling your home the way you want — which is what we should all be doing anyway, right?
Dopamine Decorating with Mustard
1. @reka_thornton_home | 2. @sophie_elinor | 3. @annalysejacobs | 4. @ohsodaisy.shop | 5. @raveinteriordesign | 6. @dixie.daydream | 7. @interior_vampire | 8. @paintthetownpastel
When it comes to colour, we have no shortage of storage to get you started! Pick your favourite (there are 11 in our rainbow and counting!) to inject some colour into an already curated space or pick your locker and build the room around it! As we mentioned before, this trend is completely personal, so pick the colours that make you happy! When it comes to how many colours to use for this trend, in the words of Lindsey Lohan in Mean Girls, the limit does not exist.
Our top happy, hormone boosting picks
1. Peach Pie Pea Cushion Kip and Co | 2. Strøm Jug Raawii | 3. Candles HAY | 4. Kobi Chair Krost | 5. Kettles Pink Smeg | 6. Pink diffuser floor lamp Houseof | 7. The Shorty Locker in Poppy Mustard Made | 8. Lilac vases Makers’ Mrkt | 9. The Baskets in Sage Mustard Made | 10. Petit Pompom Maison Balzac | 11. Electric Blue Hall Wool Rug Koskela
Want to start recreating this trend at home, injecting some happiness into your space? It is totally up to you what you go for! Ultimately only you know what’s gonna make you the happiest, but we found a few of our fave things to maybe get you all inspired to add some more of the rainbow into your home. The most important part is to have fun with it!