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.
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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