3 Ways to Create a Designated “Happy Place” in Your Home
Between the day job, the side hustle, the kids, the pets, and the pressure to keep those Insta snaps looking picture-perfect, we could all benefit from an escape room of sorts. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to create an area that is a private place for meditation, relaxing, and coffee sipping. Scroll on to see how we’d style a “happy space” for the boho-chic plant lover, the minimalist bookworm, and the preppy letter-writin’ queen.
HOW to DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC JUNGALOW
Spending time around plants can improve your productivity, boost mental energy, and might even offer health benefits. Draw inspiration from all those other indoor boho jungalows and go crazy with plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Be sure to add in some natural textures like wood and rattan and incorporate patterns that make you smile. Not only will the plants and pretty decor lift your mood, but they’ll make your home happier AND healthier.
Urban Outfitters Cactus String Lights ($18), CB2 Brass Watering Can ($45), Assembly Home Theia Hanging Planter ($39), Threshold Artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant ($55), IKEA SATSUMAS Plant Stand ($30), Lulu & Georgia Painted Desert Rug ($182+), AllModern Kole End Table ($139), Lulu & Georgia Saguaro Pillow ($79), Selamat Justina Blakeney Justina Hanging Chair Base ($413), Justina Blakeney Yala Wall Mirror ($203), DwellStudio Elephant Gold ($49)
HOW TO DECORATE A COZY MINIMALIST READING NOOK
Feeling a little “blah?” Create a soothing, neutral, light-filled environment with a minimal, Scandi-inspired aesthetic. You don’t need a lot of space to make a cozy reading area: Warm whites and metallics help brighten up even the darkest corner. All you need to create your own dreamy nook is a plush (preferably velvet) chair, footstool, and a side table to store your latest reads. Whatever you do, don’t forget your sassy statement mug and a good cup of coffee.
H&M Moss-Knit Throw ($60), Zazzle Polka Dot Pillow ($31+), Ban.do Hot Stuff Ceramic Mug ($14), Light + Ladder Hex Spora ($90, set of three), Versanora Arquer Arc Floor Lamp ($100), Lulu & Georgia Theo Side Table ($124), CB2 Braided Hemp Pouf ($80), Sterling Tuckernuck Magazine Rack ($135), Lulu & Georgia Halette Rug ($48+), Article Sven Grass Green Chair ($799)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY WRITING DESK
When everything else in life feels chaotic AF, give yourself a little structure with a perfectly styled desk. Keep things in order with plenty of polka dots and gold accents. And be sure to add a splash of pink and glitter for good measure. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to bust out the stationery and spend a few minutes writing some snail mail letters to your besties, your mom, and your S.O.
Ban.do Sip Sip Tumbler With Straw ($14), Ready2hangart Dry Erase Monthly Calendar Memo Board ($198), Society 6 Fun I Wall Clock by Galaxy Eyes ($30) Kate Spade New York Pavillion Dot Cylinder Table Lamp ($570), CB2 Raba Desk ($999), White Faux Taxidermy XL Balloon Dog ($55), Ban.do Sticker Book Bundle ($24), Sugar Paper Ballpoint Pen Set ($9), Hallmark Preppy Ceramic Pencil Cup ($13) PBteen The Emily & Meritt Animal Headphones ($59), H&M Round Cotton Rug ($35), Modway Casper Dining Arm Chair ($97)
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