I made up my mind when I started this living room spruce up that I wouldn't let anyone influence my color choices and only decorate with things I love.
If I want to put aqua blue ball jars in a chippy old box and place them next to a vibrant cobalt blue and bright orange potted plant then I will...because it makes me happy.
If painting an old upright lamp sunshine yellow and placing a new turquoise geometric shade on it floats my boat then so be it.
If I want to turn the challenge of a gifted (read hand me down) plaid chair into the most comfortable reading corner around by throwing a colorful quilt over it, then I did it.
If I feel inspired to throw in some mismatched handmade pillows just to infuse even more color and comfort that's fine, too.
You see this is my little reading corner in my little house. It isn't my moms or my sisters or my friends or that stylish bloggers...it's mine. It's where I go to retreat from the world, it's where I go to relax and unwind, it's where I go to read to my grandchildren, it's where I go to ponder things great and small.
It's happy and cozy and hard to mess up. It offers grace when there are toys and blankets strewn about and the books are stacked high. It allows room for an impulse buy at the flea market knowing I can make it work in here somewhere.
What about you? What decorating style makes you happy? I know we need to take our families into consideration when we decorate but do you have a spot in your home that is decorated just for you?
I'm joining Brenda over at Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday and Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin...