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Dopamine Décor Explained

Dopamine Décor Explained

If you’re looking for an exciting and bold new trend in interior design, look no further than dopamine décor. This maximalist style embraces bright colours, bold patterns, and unexpected combinations to create a space that is entirely and endlessly exciting. With dopamine design, your home can become a reflection of your wildest dreams, a space that truly captures your personality and style. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of dopamine design, exploring how you can use this trend to create maximalist interiors. So, buckle up and get ready to explore the art of dopamine décor.

What is Dopamine Décor?

Dopamine Décor starting evolving throughout the latter half of the 20th century in the 1980s, seeing a particular emphasis on bold, neon colours and geometric shapes. In recent years, particularly after the pandemic, dopamine décor has made a comeback as a major design trend which is evoking feelings of happiness and brings back nostalgic memories of childhood – when we saw a lot more bright colours in our day- to-day.

You’ve probably come across this trend before in small doses, be it a bright pink couch or vibrant teal rug on a design blog – maybe you’re already accessorizing with colours such as throw cushions on a neutral backdrop, but dopamine décor takes this up a notch with bold colours and eclectic combinations of accessories, furniture and finishings to bring a room to life. Read on to learn how you can bring some colour to your living spaces with a few easy steps!

Add a splash of dopamine to your home

Colour is a hallmark of dopamine design, and some of the easier ways to incorporate it into your home is through pops of bright, bold hues. Here are some ideas for integrating colour into your home:


Start with pops of colour

Coloured furniture – if you’re feeling creative, consider painting a piece of furniture, such as a side table. This is a great way to add a pop of colour to a space.

Try a coloured feature wall – A feature wall is a fun way to add a pop of colour to a room without overwhelming the space. Consider painting one wall in a bold, bright colour or perhaps a colourful wallpaper or Carpet Call’s range of easy DIY wall coverings.

Mix colours together – Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colours together in your home. Consider pairing complementary colours such as pink and green or blue and orange for an eye-catching look.


Incorporating colourful accessories is another way to add elements of dopamine design to your home. Here are some ideas for colourful accessories:

Colorful kitchen appliances

  • Appliances in bright colours such as red or blue can add a playful touch to your kitchen. Consider investing in a colourful toaster, kettle or blender to brighten up your space.

Lamps with coloured bulbs

  • Coloured light bulbs can add a warm, inviting glow to your home. Consider adding a coloured bulb to your table or floor lamp to create a fun, playful vibe.

Throw cushions and blankets

  •  Adding colourful cushions and blankets to your sofa or bed is an easy way to add pops of colour to your home décor. Carpet Call offers a range of beautiful throws to elevate your space.



To try the Dopamine Décor trend in your home today or get more inspiration, talk to one of our experts to see how they can help.

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