Raise your hand if you’re addicted to redecorating. Added emphasis on the ‘re.’ Why?
To me, decorating means you have an affinity and passion for interior styling. You pride yourself on your ability to glance at a blank slate, formulate a design vision and strategically execute it [or—let’s face it—sprinkle your latest Home Goods finds all over a room like a champagne shower].
When you have a love for redecorating, one thing’s inevitable: you’re going to keep decorating that same damn room, space or corner until the end of time. Strike a chord? Whether it’s because you’re indecisive or perpetually ‘inspired,’ it’s an itch you can’t scratch until you decorate… again.
My deepest condolences if you have this addiction. Mine was passed down from my mother, and I’ve been trying to shake it since I was a child. If you’ve resigned to your inner redecorating devil, you may just need to empower yourself with some tools before you buy that next trendy feature piece [that’ll undoubtedly end up in the closet—or as my husband calls it—the decor graveyard.]
From one redecorating addict to another, I can tell you that at the crux of your issue is this: you’re impulsively stockpiling items that you sorta, kinda, secretly already know you’ll tire of later. This feeling overcomes you in the checkout line, but you defiantly proceed to the register. Am I right?
You’re not alone—but you’re not stuck either. By honing in on fabrics, minerals and finishes that are glamorous and timeless, you’ll end up with a strong design foundation you can easily swap a few trendy pieces in and out of—instead of relegating your room to an eternal identity crisis.
Here’s my list of 15 timeless + glamorous decorative elements that are almost impossible to get sick of—despite changing minds and trends. I’ve been using this guide myself to combat hastiness [even for that clearance item] in purchases related to interior styling.
Your wallet and significant other will thank you. Pin now, redecorate [strategically] later.
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Get to work! XO
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