How to add Dope Decor into your living room with Dani Burroughs, Head of Product at Snug
Give your home an instant dopamine hit by bringing in bold colour. Not only can these mood-boosting hues have a huge impact on your day-to-day mood, but they can also encourage you to get creative when it comes to decorating too!
Whether you’re into punchy pinks or if leafy greens are more your thing, we’ve got you covered with our top tips for injecting Dope Decor into your space.
POV: Your walls are your canvas
Treat your walls like a work of art and let your creativity run wild. Whether you’re looking to shake things up with a checkerboard or stripe-effect wallpaper, or prefer to pick up a paint brush and go with the flow - your walls are the perfect place to start adding joyful colour into the home.
Add a splash of colour to create an accent - perfect for those looking to start small - or go big and bold with a large mural, this is your chance to really make a space your own.
Another way to let your walls do the talking is to embrace quirky frames and characterful prints. Create an eclectic gallery wall with thrifted pieces or look to upcycle your frames with a lick of paint for an unique and vibrant focal point.
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Set the tone with statement furniture
The main character in every living room, the sofa can really set the tone for the whole space. Fabric is obvious here, as the more vivid shades will give your home that instant boost, think: deep blues, pops of pink and rich pine greens. But, comfort is also key. A soft, pillowy sofa that squishes in all the right places is another way to ensure you get the dopamine hit.
Moving away from the sofa, the coffee table, TV unit and other supporting furniture all have their part to play, adding another layer of colour to the home.
For renters, furniture is the best way to bring in feelgood colour, allowing you to embrace these bolder hues without upsetting your landlord! Layer textures, colours and look for pieces that create contrast to really dial up the dopamine.
Don’t forget about accessories
Last but not least, accessories. The final touches, these can transform a room and give it the edge it needs! From carefully curated scatter cushions in your favourite colours of the rainbow, to a plush rug or characterful light fitting, every detail counts.
Dope decor is all about creating a space that makes you feel good, with colour that does just that. So, why not add personal touches such as family photos and for those with green fingers - add a beautiful bunch of flowers or show off your lush green houseplants for a zingy finishing touch.