There was a time when things like rainbow glitter, talking unicorns, neon signs in the shape of bananas and cartoon llamas were reserved for kids.
Now is not that time.
These days, we’re just as likely to see a cactus wearing sunglasses, giant papier-mâché flowers or all the makings of a rainbow balloon arch on the every-day home décor shelf. And if you don’t yet have at least one llama mug (complete with a clever llama pun) in your kitchen cupboard, you’re missing out!
Fun, playful, imaginative, colorful, kitschy, whimsical décor is trending big in 2019. And it’s something you can include at home, no matter what your personal style, without going TOO out there.
Here are a few easy ways to celebrate the lighter side of life in your space:
Trade neutrals for a pop of color
Stuck in a rut? Whether it’s painting a feature wall in your bathroom bright green, adding a kaleidoscope of color to the kitchen counter or putting a giant blue gemstone on the shelf, go bold and break free. It doesn’t take much color to make a big statement, so ease in with accents, then add more pops until it feels just right.
Get a simple black and white letterboard to hang on the wall and share a new funny phrase, inspiring reminder, weird pun or your family’s latest inside joke every day. The letters are easy to swap and inexpensive to stock up on. Here are a few wacky punchlines to get your inspiration flowing:
- “Sorry about the mess, but we live here.”
- “My brain has too many tabs open.”
- “Live every day like it’s taco Tuesday.”
- “Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.”
- “I would walk across Legos for you!”
Choose one element of fun
This is a foolproof method for not going overboard at home. When you combine sparkle, bright color, fantastical shapes, funny phrases, faux fur and flashing lights all together it can feel a bit silly or themed. Focus on one whimsical element at a time to get it just right! Love reverse sequins? Keep them neutral on a throw pillow for your living room. Want to plug a miniature pineapple into the wall? Make it white instead of going full color.
It’s like a smart joke with a subtle punchline. Find that perfect blend of imagination and grown-up style for whimsy that doesn’t feel forced.
Or bring on the kitsch!
Want to go full tilt? Maybe you’re obsessed with retro pop art, sleek Parisian style or wish you had lived in the 50s, if for nothing but the red-and-white vinyl. When it comes to personal style, there are no rules! So, put a model of a classic RV on your bathroom counter. Collect as many miniature Eiffel Towers as you can. Serve your guests coffee out of mugs that look like Campbell’s soup cans. We salute you!
Trends may come and go, but grabbing what you really love from each new bandwagon helps hone your sense of personal style. If you completely fall for something that isn’t mainstream, go ahead and get it — then own it!
The new Scentsy catalog is full of fun new products ready to add beauty, humor and plenty of fragrance to your life. Reach out to your Scentsy Consultant to shop! Don’t have a Consultant? Find one here.