There really are no rules in my book of decorating…and by the way if you sign up for my mailing list I really AM working on a small book that I hope to finish soon and offer free to my subscribers!
I read some big designer blogs (and some small ones) that dictate how you should decorate according to their “expert” standards. Do you feel that way too? My design and mostly my art background tell me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it’s your house or apt and you should make it beautiful and livable for you and your family.
No. One. Else. Matters.
Trends come and trends go. I’ve been around much longer that I care to admit and have seen and experienced trend drift. One day it’s in and the next day it’s out…so design, collect and evolve over time and you won’t go wrong. Simple backgrounds, some striking architectural element in the main rooms, a soft place to land (as in…SIT) and you are good to go. Change out the accessories seasonally and edit, and purge. Trend wise stick to the inexpensive because I pretty much guarantee that the farmhouse sign or the boho wall hanging will be something that you’ll put in the donation pile in ten years time.
Now on to a GORGEOUS ROUND UP of 20 talented bloggers who show your their style, their own take on decorating!
20 GORGEOUS VALENTINE’S DAY MANTELS
- Valentine Mantel Reveal from sisterssuitcaseblog.com
- Valentine’s Day Mantel†from homebyheidi.com
- Valentine’s Day Patterned Heart Mantel & Printables #shutterflydecor – from tatertotsandjello.com
- Vintage Style Valentine’s Day Mantel – from flamingotoes.com
- A Valentine’s Day Mantel With Martha Stewart Crafts from anightowlblog.com
- Valentine Mantel†from whimsicaltreasuresdecor.com
- Pink And Gold Valentine’s Day Mantel from landeeseelandeedo.com
- DIY Ombre Love Pallet Sign On Our Valentines Day Mantel from thehappyhousie.porch.com
- How-to Stencil A Custom Pattern On Valentine Heart Frames from craftsbycourtney.com
- Valentine’s Mantle Decor from bloominghomestead.com
- Valentine Mantle from designdazzle.com
- A Valentineís Day Mantel†from foxhollowcottage.com
- Valentine’s Day Mantel 2015 from randomthoughtsfromanincoherentmind.blogspot.com
- Glitter And Gold Valentine’s Day Mantel from organizeyourstuffnow.com
- Valentine Mantel from remodelandolacasa.com
- Valentine’s Day Mantle 2014 from thekimsixfix.com
- Valentine Mantle Inspiration from thecraftingchicks.com
- Pretty & Pink Valentine Mantel from myblessedlife.net
- Valentine’s Mantel†from shescraftycrafty.com
- Vintage Whimsical Valentine Mantel from debbie-debbiedoos.com