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Decorate Yourself Happy: How to Decorate For Everyday Pleasure/Joy
Because psychologists relate true happiness to joyous occurrences happening frequently, decorating your home to promote everyday pleasure makes sense. If you're planning a home makeover, provide for the cumulative total of all the little pleasure moments.
When people rate their happiness, it is the ratio of pleasant to unpleasant emotions and experiences that count. These happy experiences may be simple pleasurable, everyday happenings, not always grand events.
Design Psychology, a new method for residential interior and exterior design starts with planning spaces to support emotional well-being. Homes decorated to support desired emotions create happy spaces for joyful living.
Design Psychology Ideas for Pleasure
1. A tea table in the Main Bedroom provides an intimate space for conversation or individual reflection.
2. A reading nook provides a quiet space for escape.
3. A game table provides a place for playing together.
4. A meandering pathway in the garden provides an enticement to stroll.
5. A garden bed provides the perfect place for relaxing and leisurely afternoon naps.
I mean a real bed, not a flower bed, although you need flowers too!
Let your imagination flow freely, enjoy the process, and focus on your goal of providing pleasurable daily moments at your home.
Joy to you!
(c) Copyright 2004, Jeanette J. Fisher. All rights reserved.
Jeanette Fisher, Design Psychology Professor, is the author of Joy to the Home eNewsletter. Discover innovative Interior Design Psychology and makeover your home to support happiness, productivity, and well-being. For Design Psychology information, see http://www.designpsych.com/ For more information about "Joy to the Home," see http://www.joytothehome.com/
The Benefits of Laminate Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo, a grass once conjuring up images of Pandas and rickety boats, is now being used to make quality wood floors in many North American homes. Bamboo laminate flooring is both an excellent building material and environmentally friendly; bamboo is easily renewable and matures in only five years.
Decorating Ideas for a Baby Nursery
Creating a comfortable area for your baby is important to many parents. That is why so many parents are interested in decorating ideas for a baby nursery.
Jazz Up Your Room With Folding Screen Room Dividers
Using a room divider or folding screen can be a great way to create interest in an otherwise dull area. Contrary to what many believe, a room divider need not actually be used to divider a space.
A Unique Look at Murphy Wall Beds
California has always been a fertile spot for fresh ideas, including the ultimate space-savers and instant room transformers - Murphy wall beds. Invented around 1900 by San Francisco resident, William L.
Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen
Feng Shui (say "fung shway") associates the kitchen with both health and prosperity. Couple this perspective with the role of the kitchen as "the heart of the home," and you can see that any feng shui problems in this room can have a significant impact on your family.
Kitchen Decorating Is Easy To Do
Kitchen decor themes can turn a dull kitchen into a beautiful living space. Being the central gathering place for family and friends, the right theme can make any occasion a memorable event.
Transitional Lighting - What Is It?
Anyone perusing through the websites looking for lighting fixtures to decorate their homes with may be tempted to choose a style known as Transitional Lighting. The smooth curves and solid foundation of the fixtures of the Transitional Lighting style make it a popular choice with designers today.
Installing Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors can be secured using various installation methods such as floating, glue-down, nail-down, and staple-down. The ¾ inch solid floors can be nailed down.
The Benefits of Wood Cook Stoves
Wood cook stoves have been used for hundreds of years. Before the advent of electricity, people cooked all of their food in wood cook stoves.
Choosing Interior Doors
When it's time to decorate - whether it's for a brand new home or redecorating the family manse, one thing that's often overlooked as a 'style choice' is the interior doors. After all, a bedroom door is a bedroom door, right?And yet, the style of door that you choose can make a subtle, definitive difference throughout your home.
The Benefits of Quartz Cuckoo Clocks
Unlike windup cuckoo clocks, which require rewinding every one, two or eight days before, quartz cuckoo clocks use a more modern timing mechanism, drawing power from batteries and running continuously until the batteries run dry. Battery cuckoo clocks run for approximately one year on a new set of batteries give or take a little, depending on the type of battery used and the amount of animated movement built into the clock.
Tuscany Style Decorating Ideas
Earthy colors and natural materials are two basics for the "old world" style of decorating. To get an idea of the colors we're talking about, go for a walk outside and take notice of the beautiful colors around you, the blue sky, the golden sun, even the chocolate brown of mud in the springtime.
An Introduction to Down Comforters
Down comforters are one of the more popular ways of staying warm when the chill of winter fills the air. Made from duck or goose down, they are available in a wide range of prices, depending on the type of down and the surrounding material, among other things.
Ceiling Fan Blades
The blades of a ceiling fan make all the difference. The amount of airflow a fan generates depends on the type and size of blades it has.
A Place For Everything In Your Home
Are there homeless items living in your home? If you're like most families, you have countless bits and pieces lacking designated spaces, so the homeless items are left lying on the nearest shelf or countertop.After awhile all the little items without a home begin to accumulate, causing clutter and chaos in your household.
An Introduction to Bamboo Flooring
A little known fact: bamboo is technically not a tree at all, but a grass that includes over 1,000 species. Even without planting, bamboo naturally grows back, and it reaches maturity in only four to five years.
Bringing the Inside Out
The time of year is here when we all start spending more time outside. Look at your deck or backyard as an additional room.
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The Benefits of Owning Wood Mini Blinds
Wood mini blinds are one variety of wood blinds for covering doors and windows. The smaller increments of a narrow slate dimension, wood mini blinds are better able to control the amount of light coming into a room and the view seen through a window.
Light Imitating Art - How to Use Lighting as a Decorative Feature
Lighting is often thought of as a necessity, which it is, but not often as part of the decor. This is more the case in residential settings.
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