Style I like is clean, decluttered, sleek and light, not only for interiors.
Good bones, lots of daylight, white furniture, practical and timeless. A balcony is a must.
Not much decoration, actually none except many framed wall art and some fresh flowers. No carpets please.
Many books. Many.
Many lamps – ceiling, floor, table, wall etc. Good quality sturdy furniture which will last for years. Grey, white and black.
I can’t stand if something is broken to look at this for weeks. I will call somebody to repair it as soon as possible. It usually doesn’t cost much but it has a huge impact on overall impression about some place. Broken cabinet door or floor tile. No thanks.
I love big windows, light, translucent curtains and white light rooms.
One week after moving in everything was on, even the wall art.
I like farmacy look, the look like nobody is living here.
But somebody lives there, for sure. Tidy people, for example.
Not spending half an hour to make a place to cook a dinner, not searching for a key or mobile phone or not knowing where every single item in that home is.
Farmacy style. People who hate searching and take care to avoid that. I LOVE free surfaces.
Farmacy style-homes are much easier to maintain. Not cluttered surfaces, not cluttered floors, wipe and go. It is a prejudice that homes like that are hard to maintain. Quite the contrary! If you first have to move 2345 items in order to clean your home, then it is not homey – it is cluttered and hard to maintain. It takes time.
Time farmacy people would spend drinking coffee.
When everything has its place, you save lot of time. You save even more if you – after using – return that item to its original place. This is probably the main difference between farmacy and homey style.
Things lying around, abandoned and useless.
Daylight. I would never move in a place with little day light. Or without balcony. Or without bath tube. Or with wall-to- wall carpets or with dark woodwork. And no, good style doesn’t mean to spend bunch of money and buy at once kitchen, living room, bedroom, all in the same shop and to hang wall art which exactly is the same as wall art 234 persons already have at home. This is not style. This is copy cat.
It is really important to be surrounded with nice things. I like that the place which I call home is nice as much as I can afford. Without spending the money that I don’t have. But saving money for something special. I wouldn’t like to spend my time in an ugly interior, I would not like to call THAT home.
But I also like the process, DIY, painting the walls and getting there is equally fun as coming there, sometimes even more.
I feel much much better in a home that I like and that reflects how I am. Then to think 24/7, this is not me, this is not my life, it is only temporary and dear God let it disappear as fast as possible.
Which of course does not mean I have everything set up perfectly. I don’t.
But eventually I will get there. Until then, I enjoy the process.
I had mid century chair when it was stil original to have one and not as a byproduct of a suddenly developed mainstream-style.
If I dislike something a lot it is – trendy behavior. In fashion, interior or food it will be raped shortly but intensively and afterwards it looks just sad. Chewed up and spat out. It makes me happy if I manage to avoid trends. Trends are the greatest evil ever.
Resist the trend and start creating your own unique style.
I would suggest following input to begin with:
Another suggestion: read ONE post per week. And apply after reading.
As I am getting older I own less, but better.
Why wouldn’t you from now on give experiences and not stuff to each other? Travel, nice dinner together, spa day for two, staying in bed whole day, concert, movie night out etc.
I also own less and less clothes, but wear all of them. Full wardrobe would cause an panic attac. I love the half full version and the fact that I love everything what is in it. And everything fits.
♥Declutter your home, your mind and your life.♥
Here some motivation!