I hear it all the time: "My house is a hodge podge!" Truth be told, mine is too! Home decorating styles are constantly changing and unless you have an unlimited budget and unlimited time, you can't change everything every time something new surfaces. Here's a few tips to making your hodge podge mess the best hodge podge mess on the block!
Color palettes change every year, so unless you are a painter who loves to come home from a long day of painting to paint some more, you will be stuck with the palette you choose. Choose wisely. Don't go with the colors that are popular today. Get on pinterest and google and find out which trends are coming in. Use those colors. We are currently leaving the farmhouse white on white style and diving into a more colorful and eclectic era. Choose color!
Accessories can be fairly inexpensive but a whole houseful can break the bank. Hobby lobby, Gordmans, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls are among a few of my favorite cheap, made in china stores to purchase a few accessories here and there. If you are on a tight budget, pick up one thing at a time that ties your current taste to your last style. Garage sales are another one of my favorite go tos. You don't have to make a day of it, just pull over when you have a few extra minutes and see what they have. And remember, a can of spray paint is only a few bucks! Check out a few DIY websites. There are some very talented men and women who enjoy taking time to post tutorials on their websites. Obviously, take some time to check out my DIY Design page, but here are a few more:
Old Barn Road
The Candie Corner
The Project Pile
Amigas 4 All
A Happy Home in Holland
Hazel + Gold Designs
Brown Dog Vintage
Remodeling or Building
Choose classic elements if you are undergoing a major remodel or building a home. The latest trends in flooring and cabinets will change! Dark stains were in style when we renovated out kitchen so I'm stuck with mocha stained cabinetry. But paired with a painted white island, it doesn't look dated. Rustic flooring and gray tones will be making their way out in a few years. So keep those elements in your wall colors and accessories and stick with classic finishes on your big ticket items.