For years I was a home decor trend follower. I jumped on the bandwagon and held on tight! First, it was warm colors like Tuscan-ish. I cringe thinking about all the dark red I used in our decor. I don’t like red, so I don’t know why I was decorating with it. Then, slowly I went to farmhouse. Light, bright, white with random stuff you might find on a farm- windmills, wood, old doors, etc. It has taken me a while, but I have realized what I like (and what I can afford) is not always on trend nor does it have to be. Sometimes what I like is not even in season either. Haha. I’ve learned to be ok with that and you should too, even if you like those dark warm colors. Haha
I have begun to appreciate my own style and understand that it doesn’t fit into one “theme”. We moved at the end of 2018, and I sold so much stuff before we packed everything up. When we moved to Griffin, I was excited about the fresh start for our decor. Of course, I love decorating, so decorating a new home is one of my favorite things! I’ve realized I’m more eclectic than anything. So what am I filling my house with?
I’m glad you asked. We’re filling it with new things, old things, found things, made things, and family things. Simply put, we’ve filled it with things we love. My mom recently loaned me my great grandmother’s sideboard and China cabinet. It’s hard to put into words the feeling of owning something that has been in my family for what will be 4 generations including Elia. Priceless pieces like those two are so beautiful to me.
So, if you come to my house, I could take you on a LONGGGGGG tour and explain each piece of furniture and decor. Where I got it, why I got it, and I usually remember how much it cost if I bought it. Haha!!! All of this to say that your style does not have to fit anyone else’s. Even the style of your home can be uniquely you.