(last Christmas at my house)
That said, let me mention here that one of the reasons I love Christmas is because I can fiddle around trying different decorating styles. I can 'try it on'. I can 'wear' it for a month of festivities, then check out how I feel when it's time to take it down. Am I tired of it and ready to see it go or am I wishing I could glitterfy my entire home for the whole year?
I've got 4 different holiday decorating mojos going on in my house this year.....the sparkly aqua and glittered mantel, the modern red and white back porch, the traditional crimson and forest green rustic front porch, and the vintage-y flea markety dining room. I truly love all these styles, but none of them 'fit' me perfectly the other 11 months of the year. My style is a mix of all those things.....my nest reflects those things from each style that I love to see each day.
The task is to tease those things out....really ask myself what is speaking to me about each space. And you know what? It's taken a year, but I'm finally recognizing pretty easily what works for me. And at Christmas I fart around a bit and try on some of the trends to see how they fit. Does my fireplace look fat in this burlap?
So, if you have some time, I offer you this past blog to hopefully help you define what you 'like' and what you 'love'. I also hope it helps you feel more secure in the choices you *do* make whether their trendy or not.
Let me know how it goes.....