Finding Your Home's Personality


We've only been in our new home a few weeks, and I'm still in that "getting to know you" phase of our relationship.  (If you love to work on your house, you know what I'm talking about.  You invest alot of time and energy--it's kind of like being married.)  While everything doesn't have to be different, I do feel like each house has it's own personality, and the same exact decor just doesn't work from one place to the next.  So, I'm just trying to soak it all in, while I decide exactly who this house is and what it wants to say.

While our last house was pretty casual and full of bold color throughout, I'm leaning more and more toward layers of neutrals for our new space.  To be honest, I always looked at our last house as a fun project, knowing we weren't settled there for good.  So, I guess it was easier for me to be braver with color choices and to try new things.

This space, however, feels different to me.  Even without all of our furniture, it's warmer, cozier--more like "home."  It just has good bones, I guess you could say.  When I think about decorating it, I want it to feel more relaxed, comfortable, easy. 



We're also surrounded by trees here, with a lake nearby.  I feel like your interior should somewhat reflect your exterior, and I love the idea of bringing in the soft colors of nature.


To be honest, I think neutrals can be a little trickier to pull off than bold colors.  So much of getting it right has to do with textures and layering--and choosing great accessories.  If done right, you see a really beautiful room as a whole instead of one big "wow" factor.

So, will I stray from this neutral idea once I start pulling our family room together?  Maybe so.  But, these are my thoughts as of today.  Hope you enjoy my ramblings of what I might/could/would do. . . It's going to take me forever to decorate this house.  :)

By the way, I found all of these images on Pinterest.  You can follow all of my pins here.

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