Dopamine Dressing: How I Style My Home!

Last year I was asked by the lovely folks at Apartment Therapy to give a tour of our technicoloured home and one of the subjects I was asked to chat about was “how I style”.

For me it’s all about layering lots of colour, print and texture. I love to curate little clusters of quirky homewares and cheerful corners that spark joy in our home. I often mix colourful candles, retro telephones and little piles of books with cute trinkets, cacti in playful pots and faux plants in brightly coloured baskets. I’ve always spent time carefully selecting home accessories that evoke feelings of pleasure and happiness so that our rooms are both visually pleasing and emotionally nourishing. 

I take inspiration from the things that bring me happiness in my everyday life. One of those things is creating and hand-crafting. It’s my passion, so being surrounded by my homemade décor is so important to me. I have lots of my own textile creations dotted about my home. I’m a firm believer that if you fill your spaces with lots of “you”, they will bring you instant happiness. 

I like to bring the outside inside. I’m forever filling our home with lots of vibrant bunches of fresh flowers. I equally love dried flowers and I adore the pops of colour these provide. Flowers can help to bring softness and texture to a space, they can take a room from bleak to chic! One of my favourite stores is Happy Blossoms – I have lots of their beautiful bunches in our home – they have such a wide range of fresh and baked blossoms that suit all types and styles of interior spaces!

Paper balls are my go-to for filling up little empty spaces on shelves or units. This is such a lovely in-expensive way to accessorise – so after those celebrations and parties have ended, why not give those paper dec’s a permanent home, display them on open shelving or hang them from ceilings. They will be sure to add a touch of fun to your home interiors!

Another of my go-to’s are Sun Jellies. These delightfully nostalgic baskets look so lovely styled in children’s bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. As well as keeping things nice n’ tidy, they are great for adding a pop of colour to your room schemes. They look fabulous displayed on locker cabinets, on open shelving, or even hung on walls!

I’m addicted to cushions, I probably have way too many, but you can never have too many cushions, can you?!  I like to mix and layer different shapes, sizes, colours, prints and textures. This helps to create lots of interest and depth, and is a great way of injecting personality into your bedroom or living-space. It can also help to tie a room together! 


Here are my top picks for creating a similar dopamine-infused look in your home! 

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, and I really hope I have inspired you! 🙂

Rachel x x 


Rachel Henderson is a published Author, Interior Artist, and Stylist, whose brand was born out of a love for creating playful and colourful home decor products. She runs a design studio based in Fife, Scotland, where she creates DIY-based video content and bespoke textile installations and upcycled designs for a range of clients. 



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