Finding my style seems to be an ongoing challenge. A lot of our house isn’t “decorated” yet because I just haven’t quite figured out what I want to do.
On one hand, I think there’s a definite rustic element in our taste – which we definitely manifested in our fireplace. Other elements in the living room help contribute to the rustic feel as well.
On one hand, I really like cottage style – which I aimed for in the kitchen and dining room. I also think “cottage” fits better with our home’s exterior than rustic or modern styles.
Next, I really appreciate some elements of modern décor, which I think can add a whimsical character when mixed with more rustic elements.
And finally, I aspire to décor that’s just a little unique and unexpected, which of course always makes me think twice when I see something interesting.
With all those decorating styles, one challenge remains. Even if I successfully implement the look I’m going for in one room…there needs to be a continuation of style throughout the house. And there’s the rub
It’s a fun problem to have!
I agree because I have the same problem!
haha, I have a similiar problem. I just change the decor like I change my mood! I wrote a post awhile back based off a Real Simple Magazine article that helped me with figuring out design styles http://findingmyaloha.blogspot.com/2010/08/finding-your-design-personality.htmlThought you might like to try it out for fun!Thanks for the encouragement for my mudroom project too! I am excited to get started!
oh and i put you in my reader and became a follower too! 🙂
I know what you mean. I seem to like elements of alot of different styles. I always figure its my home and if I like it I don't have to follow any rules.Brooke
I love that last picture- with the blue wall and the keys. I have a project in mind to frame some old skeleton keys. Have fun decorating! And don't feel rushed- the best rooms come together over time when you find stuff you love : )