An inspiring environment breeds creativity. I realized this for the first time fresh out of high school when I decided to redo my bedroom. Picking out paint colors, carpet textures, a bed set and some new furniture was so exciting. Once the room came together I felt so cozy and motivated to create. I started to draw more, I started to get into crafting more – my life just felt more organized and productive. Ever since then, it’s been my goal to curate an inspiring space wherever I live.
My tastes definitely drift and change at times, but I’d say my overall style is clean, bright, rustic, vintage and natural. I love the rough textures and warm tones of reclaimed wood paired with whitewashed walls and brightly painted pottery. I love chipped and worn wrought iron chairs with a ruffled floral vintage apron draped over the back. I love quirky little gadgets like misfit toys that have found a home on my shelf.
I love spaces where the beauty is in the details. I mentioned in my first fall fashion post that I love when a room feels like a worn out blank canvas dotted with colorful treasures. This is the theme I live by.
Repurposing old things is an inspiration in and of itself. Most of our little treasures have been homemade, have come from thrift shops, flea markets or even the side of the road. I can’t tell you how many great things we’ve found on the curb next to someone’s trash cans! The idea of giving new life to ANYTHING is an inspiration!
If you’re looking to redo your space and you’re not quite sure which direction to go, I’d say just stop and think about what inspires you most. I could have browsed interior decorating blogs and researched design trends until I was blue in the face, but without a solid idea of what uniquely inspires me, these would have resulted in a series of rooms instead of an inspiring home.
What type of setting inspires you most?