What\'s your decorating style?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I guess victorian, antique tea sets, shabby sheek furniture….our house is 100 years old so it fits. I also love warm colors ( deep reds, chocolate browns ect…

Post # 3
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m all about neutrals with an accent colour (our living room is various shades of brown, tan, accented with a deep red.)  I am really tactile.  Things need to feel nice, they can’t just look nice (I’m like this with clothing/bedding too.) 

We have a lot of dark wood, natural fibres, elements of nature around.  I’m also not a big fan of clutter or anything that doesn’t have a defined purpose.  So the clutter and decor-only items are almost exclusively things we’ve been given as gifts (I won’t buy them myself) and they are housed in 2 bookshelves against the far wall.  We have hard, dark woods, wrought iron accents and then soft fabrics.  We have a full window wall that looks over a beautiful ravine, so its not hard to use that as inspiration.  

The walls are either nature/floral paintings and prints or my own photography from various travels.  There is an ever growing collection of photos of family – featuring the under 10 crowd pretty heavily, I must admit.  They’re all in black wooden frames of varying widths, styles, sizes and they have differet matting – between white to taupe and different weight/textures.  

The kitchen is cream with green and grey accents.  I hate it.  We’re moving next year, so there’s no point in changing anything.  I would prefer darker cabinetry. 

The bedroom is varying shades of blue, from midnight to sky blue.  It’s calming and soothing and reminds me of the water.  

The bathroom is black, white with a light grey accent.  We’re keeping the towels and linens for our new place, but I’m hoping to do more blue/grey in our bathroom and plum/grey in the upstairs main bath. 

Post # 5
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Taimane:  I like neutral backgrounds with lots of pops of eclectic color and texture. Nature- related stuff and, for lack of a better term, “ethnic” stuff.

Here are a couple pics of our main living space…


Post # 6
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I guess contemporary, with lots of earth tones. Our walls are all caramel and chocolate colors (I got rid of the builder beige, yuck). I like everything to match or accent the other stuff. 

Post # 7
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Pretty modern but also comfortable. We have a modern looking couch (dark grey), and I got some pillows for it. I like clean lines and dark wood.

I’m also kind of a neat freak… I tidy up constantly, everything has its place and

Post # 8
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like earth tones and my style is transitional, sort of a blend of modern and traditional, with subtle colors and textures.  I like a laid back, elegant style that’s inviting, warm and comfortable but still stylish.

Post # 9
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

lolot:  Great pics!  I love your wall hangings especially – perfect placement.  🙂  Post more.  🙂

Post # 10
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Mine is cozy/neutral/airy. Pretty much everything is cream, beige, light gold, or white. If we do have colour then it’s very soft – like lavender or pale yellow. I really like vintage chandeliers, cozy throw blankets/pillows, ruffles, unique picture frames, milk glass, and natural textures (like baskets and things).

For example:

Our living room/hallway (dining room with striped wall to the left)

Front hall:

Living room:

Post # 11
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

So far mainly hand me downs :p

We live in a one bedroom apt & so far our bedroom is very minimalistic, our living room is eclectic / traditional , & I’m leaning towards French style for our dining room, but we’ll see!

Post # 12
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Honestly when I was shopping for homes I felt the most “homey” in ones that were built/last updated in the 90s. I guess because my childhood home was built in 1991 and my parents didn’t update much through the years. I like wall-to-wall light beige carpeting, medium-shade wood cabinets, white marble bathroom countertops, laminate kitchen countertops are just fine, brushed nickel door handles/faucets/etc. I’m okay with medium-shade wood flooring for dining room etc, but not in living room or bedroom. I like the softness/warmness of carpet in places I’m usually barefoot.

As for decor itself, I like big plush couches/chairs/bedding, medium-to-dark wood coffee/end/dining tables and entertainment centers, and pops of blue or green or yellow for rugs and wall decor. Right now our living room/kitchen dividing wall is bright red and I’m not sure what I want to do with it yet. I don’t like anything too bold like that. I put out a red throw blanket to try to pull the living room together in spite of it but it’s kinda meh.

I’m seriously just rambling here, but to sum it up I like soft, plush fabrics, warm toned woods, lots of brown/beige with pops of blue and green and yellow. I don’t like too many sharp angles or clean lines, or traditionally wooden things being made of metal and glass. Also, pops of color should flow gently with the room instead of stick out like a statement.

Post # 14
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Sunfire:  thanks lady!  We have a pretty tiny house, 850 sq ft, so there aren’t many more pics to post, haha.  Here’s our den (some pillows borrowed from the living room for dramatic effect).  Craigslist couch, so I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen the dark red – but it’s definitely grown on me.

And after we hung the instruments up on the wall… space-saving storage plus I think it looks cool

Post # 15
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

I prefer 19th century style furniture, particularly pieces with a certain amount of neoclassical or gothic revival influence. I love darker woods paired with cool pastel tones and a hint of gold. My favourite colours for interiors include a light grey-blue and light celery green. I love unusual wall papers, stand-out fabrics, and simple, elegant lights

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