Maintaining a sunny, cheerful disposition all the time can be hard, and now that summer has just about reached its end and there’s nothing but shorter, darker days in our future, the struggle is especially real. An easy way to stay positive throughout the gloom (besides those daily affirmations) is to make sure you have a little warm light and color in your life, no matter what’s happening outside. Seriously, never underestimate the power of a little bright yellow sprinkled through your home to work as the ultimate pick-me-up (just look at these bookshelves and try to tell me you aren't happier).
I’ve gathered 15 cheery (yet subtle) home decor goodies to keep you smiling through any storm. They may not be quite the same as spending a gorgeous summer afternoon lapping up the sunshine on the beach, but for the time being, they ought to do the trick.
Yellow Serving Tray
This burst of cheer and sunshine is bound to turn any frown upside down.
Yellow tray, $15, etsy.com
Carry the cheer wherever you go with this colorful tote.
Flower tote, $15, etsy.com
Yellow Typewriter Transfer
This transfer can be put on just about anything, from pillows to T-shirts to tote bags.
Typewriter transfer, $1.50, etsy.com
Never underestimate the power of a good flower print like this one.
Flower poster, $17, etsy.com
Framed Sunshine Print
Bring your home into direct sunlight with this contagiously joyful print.
Framed sunshine print, $33, society6.com
Imagine if you really could have lemon wheels, though…
Bicycle print, $20, society6.com
Yellow Paper Straws
You can throw these awesome paper straws into just about any drink for an extra splash of happiness.
Yellow paper straws, $3.50, etsy.com
Bobbi Pin Set
Bad hair day? Cheer up instantly with these happy pins. Hooray!
Bobbi pin set, $15, shopbando.com
Good Morning Print
Start the day off right with some good morning wishes.
Good morning print, $16, etsy.com
instant Comfort Box
If there are no hugs nearby, get a little instant comfort from this adorably tiny yet powerful box full of cheer.
Instant comfort box, $11, etsy.com
Oh Happy Day Tote
Stay in high spirits with this fun and functional tote.
Oh Happy Day tote, $10, etsy.com
Good Vibes Only Banner
This banner speaks for itself. Follow its advice and I promise things will be rosy.
Good Vibes Only banner, $27, etsy.com
Guten Morgen Print
It will be hard not to smile with this fun print hanging over your bed.
Guten Morgen print, $15, etsy.com
Remember to smile with this lovely little bracelet.
Smile bracelet, $24, etsy.com
Hello Crochet Wire Sign
Say, “Hello, world!” in the most fun way possible with this crochet wire sign.
Hello crochet sign, $39, etsy.com