You know what is one of the best things about owning a home? Decorating it and painting the walls however you want. But let me warn you, if you are anything like us, you might think you love something because you liked how it looked in a picture or magazine--so you do it! And you live with it! And you realize, "Oh, wow. This just isn't me. At. All." We have lived in our home for about a year and a half now and our style has completely changed. I really thought I loved color and lots of it! Just check out all of the images I was pinning a year ago:
For the record, today, I totally wouldn't. Although we did end up painting Greta's room green--which we are officially ready to tone down. Plus, I don't think the bright green is doing anything for her sleep habits.
You may remember, we did put a blue wall in our family room for quite some time before we renovated it....again.
I was a color-pinning monster:
I also thought that we were really into super contemporary design.
And the truth is, we're not. But, that's okay. I think that these things take time to figure out, and it may be different with a different house. Who knows. Style evolves and mine will, I'm sure, continue to evolve. We have figured this much out--really colorful walls, like the purple one that used to be in our living room, just don't feel like home to us anymore.
Our design style has evolved into more traditional (with a modern quirky twist thrown in every so often) and neutrals. And, most importantly, casual and cozy. I am really digging warm, darker walls these days. Our favorite room in our house right now is our family room because it is just so inviting, calming and cozy.
The funny thing is--that is exactly how we dress ourselves, so why wouldn't we dress our house in the same way?! We both like classics. Jeans and solid cozy t-shirts or button downs in (mostly) neutral or toned-down colors. Maybe a hoodie or jacket. Flats. Accessories for me usually include a skinny cognac belt, my wedding ring and earrings (pearl studs or hoops). Simple and classic, but casual 95% of the time.
My advice would be, do whatever you feel like doing in your home/apartment, but don't be afraid to change it if it ends up not feeling as you as you thought it would. It's just paint. It's just decorating. So there you have it. I'm not who I used to be...or thought I was a year ago. I'm not as crazy about color. I'm not itching for super contemporary furniture. But I am ready to paint again. :) That has never changed.
How has your style (home decor or personal style) changed or evolved? There was a year or two where I wore jewelry and heels all. the. time. I wonder what my house would have looked like then.