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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/
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Choosing Interior Doors
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Decorating With Art
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An Introduction to Bamboo Flooring
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A Look at Wooden Bunk Beds
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A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes
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The Advantages of Wooden Wine Racks
Wood wine racks provide the best storage system for a large collection, cheaply and efficiently. Pine wine cubes hold 24, 48, 96, or 120 bottles.
Beach Theme Bedroom
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The Benefits of Owning an Ionic Air Purifier
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Choosing Conservatory Blinds
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A Look at Tropical Ceiling Fans
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Animal Print Rugs - Adding an Animal Print Area Rug Can Complete The Look of Your Room
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