Uplifting Interiors - Top Tips For Creating A Happy Home


We all know the power of good interior design, and with the strange times we find ourselves in today, creating a space that brings you joy is more important now than ever before.

Here at Divine Savages we encourage you to embrace colour, pattern and print to create a space that makes you smile, elevates your mood and injects a dose of much needed joy. As we all get used to spending more time indoors, working from home and for some of us, having to spend more time alone, let’s focus on some easy changes that we can make to our homes to help lighten the mood, because we could all do with a bit of that about now, right?!

Here are our top tips for creating a cosy, happy home…

Create a Happy Home with Divine SavagesOur Divine Plumage velvet cushion brings plenty of happy to this armchair. Think about adding layers of texture in the bedroom.

The Power of Pattern

Bringing pattern into your home always raises the spirits. You could tackle some relatively easy DIY projects at home that can add a pop of pattern in a flash. Wallpaper is an obvious place to start but this magical stuff doesn’t just have to be for walls. Take a leaf out of Kyla Herbes’ book and add wallpaper to your closet, creating a vibrant punch of pattern where you least expect it – guaranteed to make you happy! We’re looking to adopt this idea for our laundry cupboard where we hope it’ll make this chore a little more fun! Also be sure to check out our luxury shower curtains which are perfect for adding a splash of pattern.

Geometric Aviary tablemats expertly styled by Miss Dolly Vintage, and Crane Fonda wallpaper in House of Hipster's closet!

Add Colour

Whether you’re one to embrace colour, or run a mile from anything brighter than grey, a good pop of the bright stuff really can make you feel better. Go with colours that make you happy – everyone’s different so just search out those shades that bring a smile to your face. You can add colour in a number of ways and it doesn’t have to involve picking up a paint brush if you don’t want it to. Add doses of your favourite, uplifting colours through soft furnishings like cushions, towels or bedding, perhaps some bold new tableware to cheer you up at meal times, or some fun new stationary to keep motivated if working from home.

Forbidden Bloom velvet in 'Blush' for all your creative needs, plus our Nocturnal Faunacation velvet transformed this vintage armchair.

Tactile Textures

Adding different textures and materials to your home creates a tactile environment that can really transform the feel of a room. Layer different textures in the bedroom, from cotton sheets to a velvet throw – create a sumptuous space that’s perfect for relaxing in. Consider reupholstering that old chair you’ve had in storage for years, we have a delectable range of velvets that are perfect for the job, or instantly add texture to your sofa with a velvet cushion, and go extra with lavish fringing – perfectly strokable, if you don’t have pets this is the next best thing! Discover our collection of lovingly British-made cushions here.

Achieve instant happy with out luxury shower curtains  - Zsa Zsa and Gershwing Parakeet.

Vibrant Artwork

Another way to create an uplifting atmosphere at home is to add vibrant artwork to your walls. If you already have a gallery wall then think about adding some new prints or switching up some older ones to revitalise the space, if you don’t have the room then curate a smaller collection that can either be hung in a smaller group or styled on shelving or pieces of furniture like bookcases or a chest of drawers. There’s always room for artwork as you can choose to go big or small – check out our range of limited edition prints offering an eclectic mix for any home.

Our hallway with an eclectic collection of artworks and floral carpet by Alternative Flooring.

We hope this gives you some food for thought on how to make some small changes to help create a happy home, and remember the Divine Savages emporium is always open online and if you have any questions at all then just get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help. 

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