Archives for February 2009

Will Decorating With Green Heal Your Mood?

Please welcome my friend and guest today, Melissa from Midwest Magnolia! She is a fabulous artist and I am honored to have her here on The Inspired Room! I was wanting to do a post on the color green and lo and behold, I found one on her blog! I enjoyed it so much I stole it! No, I am just kidding. I invited her to share it with us here! Enjoy!

Will Decorating With Green Heal Your Mood?

Color plays a big role in your life, even when you aren’t aware of it. The colors you are surrounded by can really affect and influence your mood.  Have you ever noticed going to a certain place and immediately feeling energized, creative, relaxed, inspired or even hungry?

We talk a lot about the importance of surrounding yourself with special and meaningful things.  They can evoke fond memories and make your home feel alive, a place you can’t wait to get back to at the end of the day.  Filling your home with your favorite colors, or colors that inspire, are just as important.

In deciding what color to start with, I went with a personal favorite. Can you guess what it is? If you know me, you know that one of my two favorite colors is green.

For me, I have my own theory of why I so love this color. Once I started painting and honing in on my artistic side, I really began to notice nature in a whole new way.  There is just something so peaceful and serene about the way the green of the grass and the blue of the sky just go together.  They really intensify one another.  Alone, they are beautiful, right?  But together… truly perfection.

Nature’s fresh, spring shades of blue, green, and purple are known as cool colors. These serene hues calm and soothe and appear to recede, making a room seem larger. Of all hues, green is considered the most neutral color in terms of temperature. ~Better Homes & Gardens



Green is also know for being the color that represents rebirth. This makes sense, seeing as the arrival of Spring brings new leaves on the trees, flowers sprouting up from the ground, and grass regaining its true color and soft texture.

It is a friendly color and many people feel a healing force from this color. It is the color of many industrial uniforms and is attributed to having healing properties, as it is “natural”. It sets a mood of nature and growth. ~Virgina Franco


If you like the color green, but don’t want to add it to your walls, throw pieces of green around your room and through out your home. You will certainly feel the love!

Photos inspiration from Country Living

If you missed it…you might like:

Decorating with Red

or Inspiration: Decorating with Black

Bright Sun-shiny Day

Bright Sun-shiny Day

What is it lately with me being drawn to bright sunny rooms, bouquets and new snazzy cotton hand towels?

Sun deprivation?

Bright Sun-shiny Day

Bright Sun-shiny Day

Bright Sun-shiny Day

I feel some spring fluffing coming on.

I can’t take it anymore. Get your Spring Fluffing posts ready! Next Monday, let’s BRING IN THE SPRING! I want to see TULIPS and YELLOW and CITRUS GREEN — let’s put away our winter stuff. Let’s talk about spring cleaning and planting flowers and all that spring stuff.

I know, it is early. But I am ready (and you know me, I get an early start on the seasons). Next Monday, I’m declaring it to be spring, so show me the spring!

Because it is my blog and it can be spring if I want it to be.

And if you are in Australia or Florida or Hawaii right now, humor me. I need some sun.

Photo credit:

House Beautiful (kitchen)
Country Living
Anthropologie (last two towels–aren’t they adorable? Like little works of art!)