|The large blue jar in the middle is from my Grandma, the other blue jars were purchased from an antique stores, the white jars were painted with my SIL, and the clear jars were thrifted.|
A word to the wise. I have heard that you should just shop and purchase what you love, and when you bring it home you will be able to make it work. I agree and disagree with this idea. I agree that if you purchase things that you love, you can usually make them work in your home, especially if most of those items reflect your style. But if you have too many random, eclectic, disconnected items, in all sorts of colors and shades, that may or may not reflect your style, it could make it really hard to make these items work in your home. One or two items in a room that step a bit outside the box add interest and character to a room. A room full of these types of items can leave the room feeling disconnected, messy, and frustrated.
Choosing colors that you love can really help in making sure the item that you love at the store look good when you bring them home. I love lots of colors, but I have my favorites, and colors that I know will look good in my home. When I find an item I love, I'll choose it in the color that looks good in my home. This helps connect this item you love with other items in your home.
What decorations do you love? How have you used them in your home?
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