What Decorating Style Do You Like?

Modern Style all photos from Studio McGee 

Modern Style all photos from Studio McGee 

You might ask why I am asking that on an organizational blog.  What does decorating style have to do with organization?

I believe "magic" comes into your life when you love where you live.  You walk in the front door and your heart sings!  One of the most important elements of that is knowing what style YOU LOVE!!  

What style makes you smile?                                                                                                        

What style "speaks" to you?                                                                                                        

What style inspires you?                                                                                                                

What style just feels right to you?

When you discover your style, you can start taking steps toward that, which can be a lot of fun! When you have a  home that inspires you, organizing it begins to fall in place.  It is a pleasure!!

Over the next few posts, I'll show you pictures of different styles of decor.  Pay attention to how you feel when you see the different styles because that will be your biggest clue on what style is your style (or a combination of styles).

I want to start with a new blog I just discovered called Studio McGee.  I smiled when I looked at a home they remodeled, which they call a Modern Mountain Home.  Click on the image below for a link to that post.  Click one of the images that comes up and it will create a slideshow for you to view all the images of that remarkable home.  Or you can click on the button to "view blog posts" and you can see the photos and read her comments.    

 

I hope you have fun viewing all the inspiration that went into this home.   How do you feel when you see photos of a home decorated in a modern style? Do you love that it is mostly neutral with a few pops of color? Do you love the dramatic windows and contrasts? Do you love the unique features that are included? Do you love that it is free from clutter? OR--that may not be your style at all.  Isn't it fun to see examples and figure out what  you love? Sometimes I even change my mind.  If you go with neutral in your more costly furniture pieces, you can change the feel of the room with new pillows and accessories.  That's a fun thought!!

I hope you have fun viewing all the inspiration that went into this home.  

How do you feel when you see photos of a home decorated in a modern style?

Do you love that it is mostly neutral with a few pops of color?

Do you love the dramatic windows and contrasts?

Do you love the unique features that are included?

Do you love that it is free from clutter?

OR--that may not be your style at all.  Isn't it fun to see examples and figure out what  you love?

Sometimes I even change my mind.  If you go with neutral in your more costly furniture pieces, you can change the feel of the room with new pillows and accessories.  That's a fun thought!!

One more example of a modern style--  This is from a fashion blogger. Her site is called Ivory Lane, and it is the design board for her son's new bedroom they are redoing.  Click on the image below and you can read the information on this.  Seeing the choices going into this room gives you another example of a modern style.  Her remodeled family room, entrykitchen, and closet are on her blog also if you want to see those.  They are striking!!

This is the first style for you to think about.  There are many more. . .

  • contemporary
  • farmhouse
  • traditional
  • rustic
  • eclectic
  • industrial
  • transitional
  • arts and crafts
  • and I'm sure that is only a beginning!!

Here are a couple of thoughts for you to reflect on, as you realize what touches your heart for your home, so you can touch the hearts of all who enter. . .

Happy Week!!