LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE!
When it is time to get a new sofa, decorate a room that has been the same for the last twenty years, or put together a new house, most people are concerned with what the current trends are. What is the hot color this year? Are woods carved? Are lines clean? Are rooms neutral? Are rooms colorful? Once those questions are answered, then people go about making their selections, but what if you do not love the new trends? Remember, in two years or so, there will be a new hot color or style, and the majority of us do not change our furniture every two years. So maybe you should paint the colors, and buy the furniture that you love. Love looking at. Love being with.
There are so many designs and color options that I like. I love rooms that are all white. I love rooms that are five shades of beige. I love rooms that are filled with color. I love rooms that are minimalist, and rooms that are filled with antiques. However, that does not mean that I can live with or want to live with all of them.
Whatever the trends, you should live with what you love, and what fits into your lifestyle. While an all white room might be in style, putting my children and two large dogs in there would make me a mad woman. Hence, I certainly would not be at peace in my own home.
Wherever the color trends, you should put the colors that you love around you. Use fabrics that you love, but also fabrics that make your life easy. You should walk into your room or home and feel relaxed, and each room should have something in it that you love, something that makes you happy. Look at new trends as new ideas to draw upon, but if the trend is not for you, draw upon the styles and colors that are.
BE HAPPY IN YOUR HOME!