The weather's been lovely, and I've found quite a few bargains at the after Christmas sales - life is good!
Whilst delving back into the depths of my previous posts recently, I found this little treasure! I've always loved this post, so decided to bring it back to the present for a new viewing. (And, it saves me time while I'm in holiday mode).
Hope you enjoy it!
How NOT To Decorate A Beautiful Room...
This is not an example of 'how not to decorate', this is to soothe you
before we get to the headache inducing pics below!!
A beautiful, soft, gorgeous, dreamy bedroom
My design philosophy is all about following your heart and going with the colours, patterns, objects, textures, scents, materials, art, furniture, and pieces that mean the most to you.
However, and this is a really BIG HOWEVER, that doesn't mean going absolutely beserk in ways with no organisation, logical reasoning, or rational thought behind them.
Nor does it mean squashing as many of the things you love as possible into one space, or making sure everywhere you turn there's an oversized representation of whatever it is you love that would be better suited as a prop in some weird movie.
Proportion, symmetry, colour theory, editing (decluttering) and the appropriate use of space are guidelines to follow in any room, all of the time.
Be warned.... if you don't allow for some modicum of sense, if you let your head go whilst following your heart.... things that aren't nice ARE going to happen......
I understand bears are cute.... I really do... but...
Too much..... everything! Bleh!
I know deer heads are in fashion, but I don't like 'em.
I especially don't like a whole herd of them or their cousins.
Busy wallpaper, plastic fruit on top of the cupboards,
and bear cookie jars. Headache approaching.
Cows..... what cows?
Now, I love owls. I collect them myself. And whilst I agree
with the author on Apartment Therapy that this is a
cool collection of owls (displayed facing out from an
apartment window), I think it'd be too much for an interior.
I have quite a few owls at my place, but no more than 3 in any one spot. That way they each retain their individuality and can be seen and appreciated. I find grouping them in one large collection may look great from a colour perspective, but detracts from their individual attributes (just my thoughts!).
Ask yourself: 'Am I letting my head go too much? Have I lost sight of common sense where my decorating is concerned? Am I paying attention to not only what I love, but also the principles of design that stand true no matter what?'
Which leads to: 'Is there some re-arranging, decluttering, eye-sore removing, colour harmonizing, balance restoring action I need to take anywhere?'
Because: Whilst our homes should be full of things we love and decorated in a way that means something to us personally, common sense should still prevail lest we devalue and disrespect the things we love by turning their display into a headache inducing mess.
And now, to re-adjust and harmonise everything once more....... here's another beautiful, serene, gorgeous bedroom from The House of Turquoise via House to Home.
I feel better already! :)
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