I love our home and the way (most) of it is decorated. Even though I have more of a traditional approach to decorating, I appreciate other decorating styles I see in Blog Land. I love the chippy white paint, the painted and distressed furniture, the linens and burlap and the vintage style I see in so many blogs these days. I want to embrace those ideas, but-- I'm scared, I'm unwilling, I'm cheap, I don't want to make a big mess and I think my home is attractive and comfortable the way it is. Why make changes if there really isn't a need for a change? Well, I know it all goes to personal taste. Some people just must like change more than others. They love to paint, move furniture and sew new drapes. I do make some changes in my home, but they are usually seasonal (Halloween, Christmas and Mardi Gras) but lately, I've been making the same changes that I made the year before.
I think I like being in a rut.
Since I'm so unwilling to move, recover or paint my furniture, I have challenged myself to create change in our home using accessories that I have seen and love in Blog Land. I'm going for a more updated look without going crazy.
Let's see how this goes!
So what to do with the challenge and
the things I like in Blog Land?
I really love plants and this little fern is a hard one for me to grow. I haven't had it long, but it seems happy on the kitchen table. I would love for it to go on the mantel, but I fear that it won't get enough light there, so it can't stay on the mantel.
I love this chippy piece that came off a porch someone was refinishing. I love this and have had it for several years. I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but I wanted it just the same.
I found this container at a flea market and just
knew I would use it often and I have.
I swapped out the little fern for this peace lily--
it doesn't take a lot of light to be happy.
This room is dark--so unlike all the Blog Land rooms
that I've come to admire (thank you-- Kim at Savvy Southern Style).
Well---Here's the new look!
I love my new and lighter, more updated design!
What do you think?
I hope my husband eventually notices...
it's been this way for several days!
P.S. I had a teacher friend who would change her whole classroom lay-out while her first-graders were at P.E. She did a lot in that quick 25 minutes. I can still hear her children's cries of confusion and excitement mixed together when they returned to the classroom. I asked her one time if she moved her furniture at home and her reply was, "All the time." I never moved things around in my classroom. I found the best traffic flow and that was how it stayed! Guess I would try changing my classroom tomorrow if I was still teaching....
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