Monday, February 12, 2018

New Year, New Trends

We want to take a couple of minutes to talk about trends.  At the beginning of each new year, there are lots of articles written about the newest trends in decorating.  While it is a lot of fun to look at all the new ideas and beautiful rooms, trends are not for most of us.  Actually, most folks can't afford to follow the newest and best trends every year or two.  Redecorating is a lot of work and isn't cheap.

Trends may be popular in some circles of the decorating world, but you don't need to follow what is "in" and what is "out".  Every year we are told which colors or fabrics or hardware we should be using in our homes.  If we followed every new trend, we would constantly be updating and decorating our homes instead of loving our homes.

In recent years the popular color trend has been gray, but now we are being told that gray is "out".  The "in" colors are now pastels.  We have decorated our home in different shades of gray for a few years now, even when it wasn't the trendy color.  Then it became the go-to color and we suddenly had a home that was trendy!!  But we are not about to change everything to pastels now just to remain trendy.  We love our house the way we decorated it - in the colors we wanted.

Remember to go with your gut, and maybe more importantly, your heart when decorating your home, not by what some magazine writer is telling you to do.  Surround yourself with the colors YOU love, the fabrics YOU love.  This is your home, your sanctuary and should reflect YOUR personality. 

Just a thought....

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