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Bring on Happy

Is there any color in particular that makes you encourages happy in you? You know, a color that warms every bit of your soul. A color that puts you in a good mood? Well, yellow is one of those feel good colors. Ironically, yellow is the “it” color for spring this year. Yellow is reminiscent of the sun, both bright and shining and lights up any room. Yellow is one of the primary colors that can be described as bold and full of energy or soft and calming (depending on the shade used). There are many ways to incorporate this fresh color into your home.


Spring is the time of year when plants and flowers are in full bloom. For those seasonal allergy sufferers, you can still experience the beautiful floral arrangements by using faux yellow flowers instead of the real thing. Though you’ve ventured to your local HomeGoods to discover the high price of those fake sunflowers and tulips, don’t fret. There’s a faux arrangement that will fit any and every budget. Faux flowers aren’t limited to those arranged in vases. There’s three-dimensional wall art to display the flowers or hanging arrangements dangling from the ceiling. These arrangements also can be something other than floral. You can have the same spring effect by using fruit such as our good old citrus friend, the lemon. Faux or real, lemon arrangements are exactly what you need to add some vitamin D to your home.


Furniture is another way to explore the yellow side. Some may think yellow furniture will cheapen a room but it’s quite the opposite. If done right, yellow furniture can brighten up your space. The main color used in said room determines the hue of yellow that should be used. If the room has darker tones, opt for a brighter yellow. For softer tones, use a pastel yellow to compliment. When we talk furniture, we’re not just referring to couches and chairs. Think tables, shelves, and other brightly colored yellow accent pieces.


Despite what you may have been told, the smallest of detail is what helps a home or room stand out. When we re-decorate a certain part of our home, we tend to focus on the big picture and neglect the small details. Add yellow door knobs and trimming to that room. Swapping winter dishes for spring/summer dishes is an actual thing. Replace those deep ruby dishes for sunflower flower dishes and brighten up any meal. Appreciate the details in your home.


Ever seen a yellow toilet? It’s rare but a thing nonetheless. Why not be the first in your friend group to have one. If having a yellow porcelain throne is too bold for you, try yellow accessories in your bathroom. Whether it’s your shower curtain (are you a hook or hookless kind of person?). If you’re a hook curtain kind of person, the hooks can be a standard shape, yellow in color or jeweled. Incorporate other yellow pieces to your bathroom such as a rug/mat, toothbrush holder, and even paint the walls yellow.

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