March 5, 2013

A Dr. Seuss Celebration: Rekindling Your Inner Child

Posted by Treetopia in Decorating Tips | Home Decor

Today is a day we should celebrate with cheer, for today we celebrate Dr. Seuss, that dear

On March 2 of every year, we celebrate the birth of one of the most prominent icons of children’s literature. Theodor Seuss Geisel, more popularly known as Dr. Seuss, challenged everyone to expand the borders of the imagination and, while people may think that the lessons in his books are only for children, they are really universal.


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Whether you believe us or not about the universality of Dr. Seuss’ works, we urge you to read on as Treetopia takes you on a journey through some well-loved Dr. Seuss works and shows you how to apply them in the design of your home.


My Book About Me

One of the most important things when it comes to decorating is to know yourself. You can already be the most amazing person you know or still be on the path to awesomeness. Either way, you should know the most basic facts about you so you will be able to create a plan of how to decorate your home using all the elements you like.


What do you see when you look in the mirror?

So just like this book by our beloved Dr. Seuss,
You have to make sure you like what you choose.
Especially when designing your very own house,
Do not think of styling simply for the “wows.”


Horton Hears a Who

Of course we all know that Horton’s friends thought he was crazy when he believed that he was protecting a very tiny world, but that didn’t stop him from believing and standing his ground. Just the same, if your friends think you may be crazy for trying to combine seemingly clashing elements to design your home, you can take a hint from Horton and stand your ground. After all, you’re the one who knows how everything will end up. Who knows… those clashing elements might just be the next big thing.


You may be the only one but you can also be THE one

If everyone thinks you’ve gone mad and astray,
Just let Horton’s faith be your guide for the day.
If you know what you’re doing, things will surely get better.
At the end of it all, you might just be the trendsetter.


Hunches in Bunches

Like the endless possibilities presented by the mysterious hunches to the boy, you have endless possibilities when it comes to home design. You can focus on function more than the form or blend form and function in varying ratios. Not all will be good ideas and some will be outright crazy, but at least you’ll have fun in the process.


Open all the doors to discovery

Before you decide on a style that is final,
It’s best to explore every single material.
You may find that this idea is a long tedious process,
But in the end, being prepared results in more progress.


Green Eggs and Ham

Sam may be annoying for repeatedly asking his neighbor to try green eggs and ham but his persistence and creative ways to present the same idea in different perspectives led his annoyed neighbor to discover that he loves green eggs and ham, even though he kept saying at first that he did not even want to try them. However, it is quite possible in your case that you don’t have a persistent neighbor like Sam who can convince you that something is good and worth a shot. Instead of staying safe with your usual style, you can take the initiative to try out something new even if it doesn’t seem like a good idea at first. An open mind often leads to new discoveries.


Great discoveries are made outside one’s comfort zone

You may or may not like an odd trend or two,
But it simply doesn’t mean that they’re not fit for you.
It takes an open mind to create a fine masterpiece,
Then you can celebrate with wine and some cheese.

Rekindle your inner child by reading some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books, not just in celebration of Dr. Seuss Day but because your inner child, if you allow it, can awaken your creativity and inspire you to create more fun and funky designs to make your home more YOU. After all, Dr. Seuss asked once: “why fit in when you were born to stand out?

What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books?

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