How to Decorate a Room Based on the Mood You Want

Five Methods:Calm MoodLively MoodWarm MoodCreative MoodClassy Mood

There are millions of ways to decorate a room and the amount of combinations you can make is endless. One way to narrow down your choices and make your decision a little easier is to ask yourself what mood you want to set in each room. The colors, patterns, angles and accessories you use is based on the mood you want.


Whether you’ve lived there all your life and are looking for a change it’s important to consider the mood and style of each room. Do you want your room to give off a creative vibe with bright and vibrant colors? Or, maybe you’d rather it be a calm space with soft, neutral hues? They say ‘Home is Where the Heart is’, what’s your heart telling you? This article will help you decide the best option for you.

Method 1
Calm Mood

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    Choose subtle curves in furniture to accent the straight lines of the walls and floors.
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    Choose pattern or print with neutral or soft colors. Recommended are the chevron and quatrefoil patterns.
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    Add flowers as accessories. Flowers always have a calming effect on people. Try white hydrangeas or chamomiles.

Method 2
Lively Mood

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    Choose straight lines to complement the lines of the walls and floors. Use minimal curves.
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    Choose any pattern or print in bold color. Try a Greek key or striped patterns.
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    Find artwork that has contrasting colors to place on the walls or colored furniture to add pops of color to the room.

Method 3
Warm Mood

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    Choose curved lines in furniture, curtains or rugs to create contrast within the room.
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    Use houndstooth, striped or ornate patterns to achieve a warm room.
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    Find items such as gourds, flowers or throw pillows to add interest and color to a room.

Method 4
Creative Mood

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    Try combining sharp angles and soft curves.
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    Mix and match bright, bold patterns and solids to achieve an eclectic feel.
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    Look for unique finds such as throw pillows, lamps, funky frames and chic furniture.

Method 5
Classy Mood

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    Choose subtle curves to accent straight lines.
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    Choose patterns that have contrasting lights and darks. Try to use patterns sparingly.
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    Add plants and flowers to brighten up the room.

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