Look. It can be a little weird/scary to share my home with you on here sometimes. At first I thought it was because I was worried about what you think, but really it’s because half the time I look back at my own posts and see that I’ve changed my mind. I already shared that I started without a plan, and it was a mistake. Now that I have a better grip on my personal style and plan, I’m getting more excited to share! I know I will still look back and see how I would have done things differently, but that’s part of the fun.
The single characteristic that I want most to influence me as I decorate is timelessness. As much as I love shopping, it’s financially and environmentally irresponsible to jump on every trend, only to toss it a few years down the line (hello, you tempting Target aisles). There will always be things that will come and go, but I’m trying to make purchases based on what I have loved for a while and know I will love longer. NOT things that make a good insta photo or are “cute” for a bit.
via <— do yourself a fav and check out this whole space.
So what are those timeless elements for me? Wood, neutral + green, relaxed, natural light, glass, and foliage. A home that looks soulful, a little worn around the edges. Every photo I love incorporates these elements, and when I stray from it in my own home I regret it. You can’t always put your finger on why something makes you feel at home, and it’s not the same for everyone. For me, when I see decor photos from the 80’s and 90’s, I still am drawn to those elements. The lines of some furniture or accessories may be dated, but for the most part it’s just switching out a few things. I’ll mix in different time periods and styles, but stick to those main elements that I love.
via <—broken link, but it’s all I could find for it 🙁
Having a timeless home will take me staying focused on my vision, and not making rash decisions just to “finish” a room. I feel more excited for our home than ever, and I’ve also never done so much research! No more buying the first thing I see. My husband Madison is the king of researching purchases and taking his time. Maybe I’ll get there one day 😉
As far as home updates right now, I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate this feeling into our decidedly 50’s mint bathroom. Now that we took down the wallpaper, replaced the light, spray painted the medicine cabinet, and recaulked the tub, I’m just happy with it feeling CLEAN for once. I want to incorporate accessories without cluttering the tiny space, so I’ll let you know how it goes. You can check out the progress so far here, here, and most recently here.
Thanks for following along, seriously! It’s fun.