How to Find your Personal Style

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today I am going to share one of my biggest blogging and DIY struggles...


I don't necessarily mean me personally, although that can often times come into play, but my projects. 

Before I was blogging I just went with my gut and painted things and decorated our home the way I liked and I didn't care what anyone else thought.  The down side to this is that sometimes, okay a lot of the time, I created some down right hideous things.  But you know what?  I loved them and that was all that mattered. 

I feel I have grown a lot in my tastes and talents from blogging and truly researching all the great ideas out there. 

However, I have realized that I often question my gut when it comes to making a color or design choice because it may not be the trend or my readers may hate it.

The thing is...someone will most likely always hate something I create, but hopefully there will be someone out there that will like it.  Either way, if I love it, that is all that matters.

I often find myself conflicted with what to create, especially now that I have started selling items.  I really start to second guess things when I compare myself to others and especially when something that I love sits for a while.  

For example, this hutch has sat for quite a while in my booth and makes me question my judgement...but it is a unique piece that will not work in every home.  I wish it went with all my decor because I would switch it out with my other Hutch in a second and that one would probably sell much more quickly. 

There are some things that I have transformed, like our dining room table that I am sure gets very mixed reviews...

But I have to tell you that this piece makes me so happy because I didn't listen to what logic was telling me, I just went with my gut. 

I have been trying to pin down my style this past year and I honestly cannot.  I love so many different things and I change my mind everyday from what my ideal home would look like.

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I mean, really, who wouldn't want an entryway like Mandi's?!  The modern and cool vibe is just amazing!

Or what I would give to have Donna's stairs!  Everything in her home is so unique and amazing it makes me green with jealousy...yes I admit it 100%.

But then again, I love the tranquility and little pops of color at The Nester's Place, it gets me every time!

See why it is so hard for me to make a decision about my decorating style? 

I have always been one to love drastic changes.  I might just pick a style and then sell all our furniture and start over...well maybe in my dreams ;-)

For now, I will enjoy all the different styles in creating and let each piece of furniture speak to me and try to find my own creative vision for our home.

Styles and trends will come and go...I am choosing to decorate one day and piece of furniture or accessory at a time and only pick what I truly love, no matter what anyone else may think.


Lindsey Hohman said...

Girl, I am right there with you... The other day my husband asked me "What happened? Why are you changing everything in the house?" I'm bored that's why! And Pinterest makes me want to redo my house everyday!

Anonymous said...

I am SO with you. My idea of "personal style" changes daily and it isn't even limited to my home decor! I think that's the beauty of someone who loves their home and who is dedicated to making it theirs. We often evolve our style to perfect our nest. :) I LOVE your style and look forward to reading your posts. Keep being unique. If I had even the most remote amount of space in my kitchen for that hutch I would purchase it in a heartbeat! It's lovely. :)

Sam I Am...... said...

I think your last statement says it all! You go girl! Someone has to start a trend so it might as well be you! If someone likes your style that's great if not you still do and if it's in your home then that's all that counts! If you're trying to sell it well then maybe you might want to go with what people are buying but maybe not! Just be true to yourself and you can't go wrong! Have a great week!

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