In the past ten years, because we moved so often, I got to the point of being able to decorate my house and be done with it within a few months of moving in. We’re coming up on two years in this house, and much of it is still basically untouched from the day we moved in.
Maybe it’s because we plan to be here for the foreseeable future, and so I’m more afraid of making a mistake, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint what I want to do decor-wise around here. More specifically, my ideas have changed several times.
Several months ago I became enamored with Holly’s all-white style at Life in the Fun Lane.
I was even working towards that end, but have since come to realize that it just ain’t gonna happen. I have carpet, not dark wood floors, I don’t have soaring ceilings and wide open spaces; it just wouldn’t look the same in my house.
I also got all excited about this bedroom from Sarah Richardson. I do still really like the basic look, but my furniture is different, and my budget is certainly different. So again, I’m not sure that I’d be able to pull it off.
I totally fell in love with this stairway, and the horizontal planks specifically. Now I’m seeing planked walls everywhere; seriously, next time you pick up a decorating magazine or catalog you’ll see what I mean. I still love it, but I don’t know where I would put it in my house, or if it would look totally weird to have this in a new suburban house.
Where am I going with this? I’m not sure, except to say that I’m stumped. There is so much great inspiration out there, both professional and through blogs. I see a lot of things that I like, but right now I’m having trouble putting it together in a way that will work for my house. Maybe I’m trying too hard.
How have you found a cohesive look for your home that you love? Or have you? Is your decor just sort of accidental? What works for you?