How do you do decorating?
Do you like keeping the same pieces for years or would do you love changing your look? Do you love it when everything matches or do creative clashes make you swoon? We are here to help our readers discover their own, personal style and give you some ideas on how to complete your home's signature look! This entry is the first in a four-part series focused on creating the atmosphere that is just right for you!
Today we are looking at Style, Period, and Theme decorating! I'll give you a little intro about each and then we can look at some examples of each.
*Bonus* Check out the complimentary scents that go with each look! We're sharing our favorite Open Window Scents soap and Signature Scent candles for each style! All the scents and items pictured can be purchased at The Blue Rose. Also, be sure to comment below with your own personal style and you'll be entered to win a custom gift basket in your own look!
Theme Decorators: This one is self-explanatory in that you love a good theme! The most popular current theme is probably the Farmhouse style and many people can recognize this signature look! Beach, Cottage, French Provincial, Primitive Country, Shabby Chic, Retro/Vintage are examples of other well-loved themes. Some looks, like Spanish or Moroccan themes, are inspired by different parts of the world and incorporate traditional colors, patterns and textiles from those regions. Creative themes may use books, movies or characters as inspiration. Many decorators stay with one theme throughout their house, while others might use a few. Traditional and Contemporary decorators might branch off in a theme for one or two rooms.
We'll be looking at four current and popular themes: Farmhouse, Beach, Retro and Cottage
This theme was made wildly popular by Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper. Hallmarks of this style include the use of barn wood, shiplap, distressed furniture, and country and farm themed decor. The most used color palette is gray, brown and white, with the occasional pop of color. Clean white dishes and linens, galvanized metal, jute cord and butcher block all make frequent appearances in this look, along with sliding barn doors and the occasional piece of antique furniture.