While a minimalist mentality will probably never go out of style, we're noticing a new trend in home design: one that's less stark and more showy, less uniform and more flexible. Color has found its way into the muted, hushed feeds of popular design blogs, and the homes we visit for dinner parties are starting to look like people actually live in them.
Instead of keeping the house incredibly tidy and organized, we're starting to encourage a little mess—granted, thoughtful mess. Spaces that are curated with items of personal significance are becoming the norm, and possibilities for creativity abound.
The gallery walls we're seeing on Design Sponge, Interior Milk, and our own Holistic Home Tours are perfect examples of this intentional clutter. Decorated with mismatched frames, mementos, and pops of personality, they're almost like little peeks into the lives of those who crafted them.
Curious how we can harness this trend to boost our vibes at home, we reached out to psychiatrists, feng shui experts, and color therapists for a variety of perspectives on how to bring joy to any blank wall. Here's what they said: