Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Decorating Discovery: Part 1

I love decorating my house. Those of you who know me, know that my house is definitely not fancy. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be the cutest one on the block! I love big, beautiful and interesting old houses. That is the exact opposite of what I currently own. However, thanks to my husband’s extremely hard work, the help of our friends and my addiction to shopping and crafting…I love my 1950’s plain-Jane house. Through our trials and tribulations, I have learned a few things about decorating and myself.  Please enjoy my words of wisdom.
      Buying a house from the 50’s is like adopting the ugly dog at the shelter. All it needs is a good bath and a lot of love.  Now our “ugly dog” is just as cool as the fancy dogs in the next neighborhood.
1.       Zebra print can match anything!!!!  I would describe my style and primitive-eclectic-rustic-girly-sparkly-whimsical. Somehow, Zebra print seems to fit all of those things.  Zebra doesn’t have to be in-your-face black and white stripes. They can be cream and green or a dull but lovely taupe.  Remember, a little can go a long way. Use it wisely and display it prominently.

1.       Undersized can be wonderfully overstated.  Great decor does not have to be expensive. Group small, inexpensive items together to create major impact.  A few of my favorite examples of this are a few framed prints, clustering of old jars and beautiful wine bottles (also functional).

1.       I have just discovered a new enjoyment of neutrals. We are currently working towards putting our house on the market and have decided to make two of our bedrooms a bit more neutral. I was NOT looking forward to the idea. After the painting was done, I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I am still a color girl but I am learning how to broaden my decorating horizons with a neutral background.


1 comment:

  1. I've always loved these top two pieces in your house! The bar is awesome and fits perfectly in the space! I REALLY love the dark window pane! Now that we've repainted the family room, I'm looking for that perfect piece to go over the fireplace!