RIGHT AT HOME: SPACE-THEMED DECOR BRINGS THE HEAVENS INDOORS
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It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid.

Next year promises more, including a planned launch of the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor.

Perhaps it’s no surprise then that space themes are having a moment in home decor. When so many of us Earthlings are stuck at home because of the pandemic, space imagery can add a sense of adventure or whimsy to rooms, walls and ceilings.

“I’ve done outer space, and starry skies,” says New York interior designer Patrice Hoban. “My clients love using stars as a backdrop in nurseries. I’ve also worked with glow-paint to add an extra pop to kids' rooms and home theaters.”

She sticks tiny glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling; the light can last for hours. “It’s the closest thing I’ve found to being in a planetarium,” she says.

Rachel Magana, the senior visual designer at the sustainable furniture-rental company Finish, picked up some cosmological decorating ideas from a colleague’s recent nursery project.

“Base your color palette around deep blue tones, then splash in bits of color like yellow, white or red,” she says.

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