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Trend Watch – Will MOOD Decorating Sweep the Nation?

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Here’s the latest trend watch… MOOD Decorating… Just  remember you heard it here first!

Menopausal women are  rocking their nests with new, edgy, home decor styles not yet recorded or even defined in the leading interior design journals.

I’m already expert in MOOD Decorating as I’m a female Baby Boomer “in the change” and you can’t run and hide  from me, or women like me! Demographics tell us that North America is  bulging with  millions of  females  turning ’50-something’.  This isn’t just a ‘wave of change’ its a tsunami. Here’s your exclusive opportunity to get informed!

In the last 2 years, I’ve assassinated  the  graceful home decor style that took me ages to polish.    Whenever I’m in a fit of breaking, scraping, and painting my dear Husband gets up, goes out, and leaves me alone to express and create my new decor style.  Pay attention to these frequent signatures of MOOD decorating.


Yellow and Black Mean Caution!

1) House exteriors  painted school-bus-yellow with doors and trims painted black. These colours are significantly similar to  cautionary road signs  and hazardous material warnings.

2) Interior rooms are painted a different colour as a result of excessive elastic thinking.

3) WARM colour palettes are totally abandoned. Colour schemes are  only  cool or ‘chilly’.

4)  Bigger, brighter light fixtures provide  light therapy which curbs depression and violence.

5) Heavy blackout window draping curbs  insomnia which otherwise would lead to depression and probably more violence.

6)One feature wall in every room is painted with  “blackboard” or “chalkboard” paint allowing instant recording of fleeting thoughts.

7)Manic eclecticism in furniture and accessories…. just because! Why are you asking???

8)Furniture legs are replaced with rollers to facilitate frequent rearrangement or a plunge off the sundeck.

9) More floor fans, less ceiling fans since hot flashes move up not down

10) More throw pillows heavily embellished with fru fru… because I SAID SO!

11)Greater use of sexy animal prints  to emulate a cougar’s den by single females.

12)Greater use of frilly ruffles in soft home furnishings by married females.

There’s an interesting negative correlation between hormones and fabric…  the lower our estrogen goes, the more we need fabric to reconfirm  our sexuality and feminism.    I guess shopping for fabric is a form of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)  🙂  Hmmm I ‘ll have to ask my friend, Paul Anater of Kitchen and Residential Designs if there’s  been any scientific studies in this area… He’s brilliant!

Change brings opportunity, so all you interior designers and decorators, position yourself at the leading edge of Mood Decorating… and remember you heard it here first!

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5 comments… add one
  • Debbie August 12, 2010, 6:34 pm

    Too funny!!!

  • PillowThrowDecor August 13, 2010, 2:28 am

    Menopause is a license to be silly 🙂

  • Deepavay August 14, 2010, 2:02 am

    Clearly this is what I am suffering from!! We just finished building our dream home, have been in it for 2 years and I already want to rip out the kitchen, the flooring and get rid of everything requiring dusting! I bought an antique table over the weekend and already hate it. I drool over the clean lines of Ikea one day and then dream of big billowy, frilly bedding and lacy nightgowns. My husband doesn’t know if he should offer to give me a massage or buy me power tools. Thanks for at least acknowledging this “syndrome” – good to know my decorating schizophrenia has some scientific basis!

    Love ya,

  • PillowThrowDecor August 14, 2010, 2:12 am

    LOL.. Hey… you’re sillier than I am!!!

    I bet my husband has bought me more tools than yours has .. ha ha .. too funny

  • Kelly October 30, 2010, 4:30 am

    Thanks for following me over from Paul’s blog – it’s great to “meet” another Canadian blogger 🙂

    Love this post 🙂 I’m not menopausal yet, but when the time comes, I’ll know just how to decorate 😉 Although I’m already diggin’ animal prints 🙂


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