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15 Painting Ideas To Transform Your Mood

15 Painting Ideas To Transform Your Mood

When something’s not sitting quite right in your life, we often talk about how music (sound), aromatherapy (smell), a square of chocolate (taste) and even a hug (touch) can transform your mood.

But tapping into the sight sense can be important as well. If your home is completely devoid of colour, if your artwork is disheveled, or if it’s all a bit dark and gloomy – that can affect your mood too.

When it comes to transforming your mood with painting ideas, it’s not about everything being all ‘happy happy joy joy’ (although that’s okay too). It’s about pinpointing what it is you want to feel when you walk into a room.

Understanding what you want the mood of a room to be and harnessing that energy is vital to mastering the art of interior design. Hanging new artwork is one of the easiest ways to transform the feel of a space. To get you started, here are some of our favourite mood-matching painting ideas.

Calm down

There’s nothing worse than when someone tells you to calm down, but it’s perfectly okay for a painting to give you a subtle push in that direction.

Any shade of blue and any soft pastel will bring peace to an otherwise hectic day.

1. Soothing Blue

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KEEP CALM: The blues in ‘Submerge’ will bring you a piece of peace.

2. Soft Pastels

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UNWIND: Discover pastel perfection with ‘Spring Burst’, a beautiful complement to this pretty pink decor.

Find Confidence

If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette (or designing your own retreat!), find confidence with a touch of suave and a bit of sass.

Fellas, get your cool on with some pups in sunglasses. Ladies, turn the 1950s housewife stereotype around as you create your own new thought bubble each and every day. You got this girlfriend!

3. Cool Doggos

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WOOF: Boost your confidence with cooler than cool ‘Suave Beagle’ and ‘Suave Bulldog’.

4. Girl, You Got This

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SASSY: Be everyone’s favourite independent woman with an audacious ‘I’ll Give Him Cherry Pie!’ print.

Get energised

Feeling a bit low in energy? Nothing gives a room a boost of high energy like dramatic abstract art. There’s so much life, so much power, so much groove!

Your interior decor might feature soft pastels, rich reds or retro creams, but you can always count on finding a work of abstract to match. Looking for more abstract painting ideas? You’ll love the work of Melbourne artist Emma Thomas.

5. Larger Than Life

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DAZZLE: Transform a soft interior into a high energy space with ‘Aquarius’.

6. Celebrate Good Times

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LET THE GOOD TIMES FLOW: Life is a party with this colourful ‘Celebration’.

7. On Fire

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BROUGHT TO LIFE: ‘The Fire Within’ will animate an otherwise restrained decor.

There’s always hope

When we’re in a funk, it’s the one thing we need to drill into our sorry selves – there’s always hope.

From a funny inspirational art quote to the optimism of a new season, paintings speak to our souls. What’s right in front of us can sometimes lift our spirits when nothing else can.

Brighten your mood with painting ideas that convey the lightness of life, optimism and hope.

8. Sweet Treat

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QUIRKY: Always find a cherry on top with this very sweet ‘Miracle Muffins’ print.

9. Blow Your Mind

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EXHILARATING: Choose artwork that speaks to your soul and lifts your spirits.

Be full of joy

Colour psychology is all about how different colours can impact your mood. But what about when you mix all the colours together?

We call that joy.

The brightest of flowers, the most tropical delights and the spectrum of rainbows – they’re all chock full of joy. To create your happy place, enjoy all things bright and beautiful with multicolour madness.

10. Tropical Sunshine

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ENDLESS SUMMER: Create your own bliss with colourful art and super fun homewares.

11. Brilliant Blossoms

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COLOUR YOUR WORLD: Enjoy flowers that never wilt with a beautiful ‘Gerbera Bouquet’.

Get playful

Been taking life too seriously lately? Let’s get ridiculous! Often when we’re exploring painting ideas, we put on our art critic hat and start analysing way too much.

Instead, let your hair down and pick something playful. Anything fun will lift your mood and bring back that smile!

12. Cowabunga Dudettes

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SURF’S UP: We love everything about this gorgeous, curvy ‘Deco Surfer Girl’ print.

13. Go Wild With Neon 

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GO WILD: If all you want to do is play, ‘Too Cool For Cats’ is here for you.

Slip into romance

Slip into something romantic with painting ideas that will touch your lover’s soul whether they know it or not.

A big bombastic love quote in the bedroom makes a very clear statement, but if you’re after something more subtle, an almost monochrome print of lovers in the park will set the mood.

Just make sure you’re ready to romance the night away!

14. All The Feels

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SHARE THE LOVE: This ‘Me With You’ print is a loving reminder of what’s important.

15. Love Affair

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AMOUR: Bring the romance of Europe home with sweetly seductive ‘Autumn In London’.

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