Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style-Fab Vs Fad
Now don’t get angry…I am just saying that it is so easy to get caught up in all the excitement from the #1 Hit show and the newly revived vintage charm of “Fixer upper Farmhouse Style” that I urge you to first take a step back and consider for a moment “Can I live with this style for a minimum of 5 years? ….What about 10 years?”. That is the average years most people go without drastically re decorating. The more you have spent on re decorating, the longer you will go before doing it over. Regular people anyway. Wealthy people do as they like but most of us are thrilled to get to re-do our homes every 10 years.
I got caught up in the excitement too!
Seriously, I love love love Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style with it’s soft muted hues, sturdy pieces and kid (husband) friendly, distressing. Don’t even mention it’s affordability (till it became the “it” style), and attainability ! I started looking for Farmhouse Decor items…even for furniture to replace my own transitional style pieces I love. I even set it in motion now that we are working on our “59 Ranch Home” in Texas, For about 5 minutes….O.K., maybe 10 minutes…but as I am planning my decor, I was thinking to myself…”I wish it had more color!” I stopped and went “wait a sec……This is not really me!
This is me!
Consider, for a moment, who you really are?
I am asserting this, “that before you make any major design changes, that you are absolutely sure this style is 100% divinely, perfectly you!” Maybe even 90% at the very least. It is so easy to get caught up in the beauty, simplicity and charm of this style. (design movement ?). Forget the excitement of the challenge of finding and restoring fabulously found pieces. I would hate to see you make a time consuming and costly design dilemma.
It’s soooo enticing….
I know that you know who you are, it is just so enticing a style, everyone is talking about it, it’s your fave show….. I think one needs to stop and take stock in what they truly love. Do you, like myself, LOVE bold color? If you love color then this is definitely NOT the style for you, with it’s muted shades of gray and beige. Do you LOVE shiny smooth metal fixtures? If you do, this is NOT the style for you, with it’s rustic patinas.
Look into your soul
Well…you understand what I am saying. If you answered yes to any of my questions. If you love simplicity, muted colors and rusty patina….then this is a fabulous choice for your home! If not, I hope that you think long and hard, look to your inner passions for design to see what makes you light up, and always has.…..before buying into what many people will look back on and say” what was I thinking”? I would hate for you to look around your home, in say a year, after the excitement has waned and feel unfulfilled by the design choices you’ve made.
On the other hand….
If you have always been attracted to this look and just needed a little nudge in the right direction or a few sources from which to curate ideas. If you only needed a style mentor from whom you could glean guidance….then I wish you a fabulous redecorating experience!
What’s your style?
Do you have a #FarmhouseGal or a #GoBoldOrDie Style aesthetic? Do you crave Color or are you soothed by 50 shades of Gray?
I would love to hear your take on Decor fads V forever style and what makes your heart strings ting!
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Look forward to hearing your thoughts, till then,
see ya soon !