Not that you asked.
‘Cause you didn't.
But a conversation with a dear friend the other day prompted me to share what I think of home decor trends.
Whether you want to know or not.
Home Decor Trends Can Go Suck It
There I said it.
And I mean it.
There's no shortage of articles online and off at the start of the year (and the middle of the year and the end of the year) telling us what's hot and what's not.
Now I'm not talking fashion or anything else that's admittedly seasonal or a little bit fickle.
I'm talking home decor trends.
What you decorate YOUR home with. Your personal space.
And very likely what you spend a decent amount of hard earned money on.
Who Do “They” Think They Are?
Seriously I'd like to know who these “experts” are.
They may be designers. But so am I.
They make a living making spaces look pretty. So do I.
But I'll NEVER make you feel bad because you like something I may not.
Seriously if you love wall-to-wall shag carpeting a la 1970's, who am I to tell you it's not cool anymore?
I Don't Even Remotely Follow Design Trends
Here's the thing, I haven't got a clue what's trendy in home design and decor.
Not a freaking clue.
And do you know what? I don't care.
I don't care what is popular, hot, “in” or fashionable when it comes to home decor.
Decorate With What YOU Love
I fully believe that your house is your house. My house is my house.
I know what I like, so I decorate accordingly. Sometimes that will be “on-trend”, sometimes it won't.
But it's my house. It's Dean's house. So if we love something that's “over”, who really cares?
Don't Let “Them” Make YOU Feel Bad
I'm begging you. Don't let those articles make you feel bad.
If you finally saved up enough to buy that chevron, chalkboard, marquee lighted, mason jar lamp you've had your eye on for months, buy it!
It's YOUR money and YOUR house!
Do NOT let someone else get you down because you like something they do not.
(P.S. Of course there are sometimes decor trends that come along that you and I will simply adore. In that case, here's the secret to following decor trends without breaking the bank!)
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