Decorating a space overwhelms me, hence, the lack of decoration and furniture inside our sparse apartment. I hate the idea of spending too much money on a specific style, piece of furniture, or decoration that I won’t end up liking a few months from now. It can also be difficult to create a style that Colton and I both love. We are similar in tastes, but it’s definitely a wide range.
While it took me awhile to get to this point, I’ve picked up some good ideas on how to mesh your style and create a space you love.
Colton has more of an opinion on the type of style he likes. I typically just know if a.I like it or b.I hate it. We have decided not to choose a certain style, and to create our own. Create your style based on collecting items that make you happy.
My aunt and uncle have established such an awesome style together. They recently moved from their longtime home of 30 years, to a new house and somehow kept the exact same feel. I walked in and was like, yup feels the same. I hope to be able to do that with my own home!
To help with my style, I’m going to continue perusing my favorite stores and blogs and selecting pieces I truly love and not something that is in “style.” If you are in the same boat, check out the random mix of blogs and stores below that I’m using to help guide me.
Haley has some great styling ideas on the blog and always finds the most beautiful, unique pieces. Pst, if you aren’t the styling type and have come to terms with it, she will do the hard work you. Hire her and don’t worry about anything.
I just adore this blogger and love her style! It is a similarly mixed style to one that Colton and I have, or WILL have in the future once we get some more décor, ha. I loved this list she created for design inspo.
I am WAY late to the Chip and Joanna Gaines train but I just adore them!! I never got on board years ago but am now. We have a trip to Waco planned soon for a wedding so I can’t wait to stop here.
I newly started following this blog but love her style and ideas!
West Elm is one of my favorite design stores and where I find a lot of my “oooo, I love this!” We have gotten mostly all of our furniture from there. They similarly have designers if you aren’t wanting to do it yourself.
I typically prefer to buy timeless furniture , which is typically pricey, so we don’t have much. To be honest, I forgot that our television is still residing on the floor until I have guests over who politely don’t mention it.
When it comes to furniture, don’t buy anything you don’t 100% love. For sofas, I’d choose a piece that is easy to clean and actually comfortable! For kitchen tables, consider how many people will actually be dining there on a regular basis.
Decor wise, I know that we will be moving soon so I haven’t really hung too much on the walls. But there is one thing that I know I love, and that’s maps. I just love maps and always have. My dad has a lot of maps hung in his office that I’d always look at as a kid, so I must have fallen in love with them then. Our apartment has six maps hung in it, which is saying a lot because we only have about 10 things hanging up. 🙂
We got three maps from Etsy that we hung in our family room that all have a significance. There is one from Los Angeles, where we were engaged; Buenos Aires, where we honeymooned; and OKC, where we live together.
I got the other maps from various places, a boutique store in OKC that I unfortunately can’t remember now, and then another Buenos Aires one (pictured below) that was given to me from Modern Map Art, as a gift. I love to look at it and daydream back to our trip to Argentina.
What are your tips on creating your couples style?