Traditional Decor on Amazon…It’s Always in Style!
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“Home is the nicest word there is.”― Laura Ingalls Wilder
Happy Tuesday (if you will). I hope you are doing well, taking care of your body and mind, staying hydrated, and staying connected with friends and family.
MY DECOR THROUGH THE THE DECADES
the early years
The evolution of my home style has evolved over the years from just about everything to just a few classic things that never go out of style. When I was younger (let’s go with 16) I loved the color orange. You couldn’t tell me anything because my room was decked out with my rainbow sheet set and comforter on my two twin beds, with that white wooden furniture from Marlo’s …fancy.
I loved my room; my daughter used that same furniture for the first four years of her life. It just goes to show that the old saying runs very true. They DO NOT make furniture like they used to.
I’m not saying that I don’t like Ikea because one is affordable, and I have several pieces (but I’m just saying). Some pieces just don’t stand the test of time. In hindsight, I really should have kept what was given to me all those years ago.
20’s and 30’s style
In my 20s, I had no decor theme or style. There was a period where I liked things ultra-modern because it was the 90s, so everything was black, lacquered, and glass, with sharp edges.
That’s what I thought I liked because that is the style that was front and center (at the time). But the reality was what I could afford, so my space was a mix of functionality and whatever I could find that was cheap.
My daughter was born in 91′ so I was still using my childhood furniture, and my decor was toys and baby things. (LOL)
the later years
I just loved Farmhouse and mid-century modern or mid-centry modern farm. I thought that was it for me when it came to everything from decor to furniture and everything in between. Because of decor shows like Fixer Upper, we didn’t know what that style was. We just knew that it was something that looked beautiful until we were assaulted with it from every angle.
You really couldn’t escape that rustic, paint-chipped, everything-white, worn look and the words y’all. But I digress. All this is to say that traditional decor has never gone out of style, which is why items are so expensive in vintage shops.
my right now
My style is currently a mix of traditional, modern, and found items. This style lets me add a mix of old and new, and nothing is stagnant. I love eclectic passed-down objects on top of mid-century or traditional furniture with lots of art and books. Classic white is plain, but it works with everything. Painting is not an option for me (because I rent), but if I could, I see moody dark greens or a blue that looks like black to help accentuate all your pretty things.
My home now is simple because we need the function of the space, but I still have my tabletop, bookshelves, and walls to adorn. Wallpaper is also something that I love, but with 12-foot ceilings, it’s more trouble than it’s worth. I’m saving that for my forever home or flat that I buy in Italy. (LOL…Hey, a girl can dream).
I created this list from decor items only on Amazon, and while I prefer thrift stores that might not be accessible to everyone, however on Amazon, the world is your oyster.
-3-Picasso Art Poster
-4-Pharmacy Table Lamp
-5-Iron Wall Sconce
-6-Buffalo Horn Magnifying Glass
-7-Accent Arm Chair
-9-Hazelnut Side Table
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again …”You’re allowed to change your mind about your decor.” (It’s yours) Something you can love now might be perfect, but you could hate it three years from now. It’ all about trying new things. So add some flowers or branches you find outside. Thrift a vase and give it new life with some paint. Maybe you want to display your favorite trinket dish, or books no matter what you’re loving right now you can make your space fit you.
Well, I’ll wrap this up here. I’m really trying to get back to a regular blogging schedule, but work and other commitments have made it more difficult to sit and actually get it done. I’m a work in progress, so be patient with me. As always, thank you for spending a little time with me here today. Don’t forget to subscribe if you enjoyed this post. I’ll see you soon.– Peace