HOW TO DESIGN YOUR HOME WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR STYLE A LOT
Ok I have a confession to make - I have a fickle design mind. My style preferences change A LOT and I never know when I'm going to start leaning another direction. In the past 5 years I've gone from loving everything rustic and barnwood, to contemporary with gray walls and formal furniture. Now I'm all about that mid century modern style! White walls, tapered legs, and simple lines are my jam. So far I've loved this mid mod style the longest so cheers to me liking one style for longer than a year!
But I know I'm not alone! There's a large group of you out there who just can't seem to stick to one style for longer than a year and redesigning/redecorating your home every time you have a change of heart is not cheap (or easy)! I'm not an expert but I've dealt with my fickle design styles for long enough to know how to deal with it. Let me help you! Here's how to design your home when you change your mind a lot-
THINK ON IT
I get it, you saw a wallpaper that you LOVE on Pinterest and you're just dying to try it in your own home. As tempting as it is to make an impulse decision, the best thing you can do is think about it for a while. There have been plenty of things I was dying to do in our home but I forced myself to think about it for a couple months. If I still loved the idea after those months passed, I went for it. But there were a handful of times where I didn't love my original idea anymore and I'm so glad I waited.
KEEP THE EXPENSIVE STUFF NEUTRAL
Right now I'm seeing colored kitchen cabinets everywhere and there are some beautiful ones out there! I've seen hunter green cabinets that are gorgeous BUT I could never do something that bold in my own home because I know that in a year I'm going to fall in love with a new color. I've realized that it's best to keep the expensive and permanent features of your home neutral. You can go crazy with color or patterns in the accents, decor, or textiles because those are much easier to swap out than your kitchen cabinets.
The same goes for tile and flooring. I love hex tiles right now but I'm pretty positive my love for that is temporary and trendy. Flooring and tile requires major work to replace so for me (and all my fickle friends) it's best to keep flooring neutral enough that it could easily blend with a variety of design styles if you ever change your style.
BE CAREFUL WITH THAT CASH
Always be cautious of spending lots of money on furniture and decor if you change your style often. Bold furniture styles can be hard to blend from one style to another so I suggest overthinking your expensive furniture purchases. My advice - splurge on the things that you know you'll love and you'll want to keep for a long time. Don't shell out tons of cash on an item that is trendy or hard to sell if you change your mind.
Some people may think that us fickle designers just can't seem to figure out our style; but I like to think that we're changing with the times. Honestly, I'd much rather change my mind often than stick to the same style for 10 years. If you're open to new styles, colors, and schemes, than you're probably staying current. And you're also most likely a creative person so you can brag about that too! ;)
So own the fact that you change your mind a lot - you're just staying in the game!
Until next time,
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