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You say and I say…

Last week I asked you if there were certain “decor fads” that you are getting bored with or just really tired of seeing. Some of you commented and I have to say that I agreed with some and disagreed with others.  I am not going to share with you what I disagreed with because I would never want you to feel bad.  Its totally your opinion and I get that.  The great thing about decor and design is everyone has different taste and different aesthetics that are appealing to them.
I want to give you options for each “trend” that has been expressed as over done.  Sometimes just seeing the same idea delivered a different way helps too.  So here you go….

{You said less white and more color} Here is a chic colorful room that should leave you not thinking white.
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{You said no to owls} Try decorating with Bee’s.
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{You said wall decals should be replaced with real art} What about using your own photography as a solution for wall art.
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{You said flag banners over windows gots to go} This heart garland is a fun option for replacing the traditional flag banners.  And it is so appropriate for this season.
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{You said Keep Calm and Carry On is heading on out} There are alot of great options if you still like slogan prints.  This particular one is my favorite right now.
sfgrlbyprint

{You said you don’t like over decorating} What about under decorating??  So fantastic!
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{You said uniform style makes you tired and bored} Here is a example of an eclectic mix of furnishings, accessories and colors.  Not uniform at all.
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{You said whats the point of looking at dead animals} Live animals sure look cute in spaces!
Picture 3

{You said rustic style is overdone} Modern wood and log pieces work well in a more clean space.
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{You said fake plants are dust collectors} You never can go wrong with live plants and fresh herbs.  Plus they make your air quality that much better.
Picture 14

{You said matchy matchy is to traditional} Mix it up with wallpaper, a mix of colors and different periods of furniture design.
Picture 16

{You said just say no to plate walls} If you still like a collection of one item, make a collage of pictures on a wall.
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via Living Etc, Etsy, numer Art, Little Jane St, sfgirlbybay, emmas designblogg, Style At Home, Ryann Ford, Design Year Book, Skona Hem, Boligliv and the happy home.

23 comments on “You say and I say…

  1. Love this!

  2. Annliese Scott on said:

    Lovin’ the herbs hung in little pots with the magnetic knife strips and shelves…such a great idea, especially for small kitchens.

  3. Alisa: a pina colada on said:

    What a great post with great ideas! Love it!

  4. great post and awesome alternatives!
    i like those magnetic knife strips, but they scare me a little. my hubby is a professional chef, so we always have super sharp knives. does anyone have one of these magnetic knife strips? what is your experience with them? i don’t know why i fear them so…

  5. Awesome post. I like that you kept the tone positive and suggested new ideas. Do more installments of this post. For sure.

  6. Paula @ mabel & violet on said:

    Gorgeous images and a lovely post. The first image looks like it has been designed by Abigail Aherne and I love the image displaying the eclectic mix of furniture, accessories and colours. That wall arrangement is perfect!

  7. fantastic post- I love it when things come full circle-

  8. great post kirsten! enjoyed reading it:)

  9. brilliant post! well done SG!!

  10. Melissa Allam on said:

    Beautiful! I love how you addressed each thought about decor and brought in alternatives here. I love that Spot Color print too!

  11. Homewares on said:

    This is excellent, thankyou for the inspiration.
    InHomewares

  12. A Merry Mishap on said:

    I really like this, Kirsten. I am also all for under decorating!!! Although, I think you sort of have to have the architecture for it, which I don’t. :(
    Great post though!

  13. Great post!

  14. I love what you took from that post last week! awesome:)

  15. you found some GREAT photos! I love that first one with all the color. I may be drawn to white rooms but there’s something joyous about color in a room!!

  16. Jolleen on said:

    Kirsten…this is one of my favorite posts on your new website! :) Such great ideas…thanks for putting so much thought into it for all of us to be inspired by!

  17. Adriana on said:

    Great post Kirsten! I am loving the personal photos on the wall, especially lifesize. I saw a similar post about this but I can’t remember where. Loves it. Wonder how expensive it would be?

  18. Cassandra on said:

    What a lovely post and a very fantastic blog!

  19. Krystle on said:

    really really great post.. (been reading your blog for a while now and this post just made me smile, it is inspiring in great blogging and great ideas)

  20. Megan Thompson on said:

    our wall decors are always colored white, coz white is our favorite color and it looks good too*–

  21. Keratin Hair Treatment  on said:

    we like wall decorations made of stuff toys and plastic trees”.:

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