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The Guide to De-Style Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary, a reflection of your personality, interests, and the life you've created. In a world full of design trends and style guidelines, it's easy to feel pressured to conform to a particular aesthetic. But what if I told you that you don't have to? What if I said that your home should be a place that simply makes you happy? It's time to de-style your home and embrace joy over trends.

Breaking Free

In an era dominated by Instagram-worthy interiors and Pinterest-perfect living spaces, we often find ourselves trying to keep up with the latest design fads. We strive for that picture-perfect, magazine-worthy home, attempting to mimic the styles of interior designers and influencers. But in doing so, are we sacrificing the true essence of our home?

The truth is, your home doesn't have to adhere to any predefined style or theme.

It's YOUR home after all.

The Joyful Approach

De-styling your home means letting go of what's expected and embracing what truly brings you joy. It's about surrounding yourself with pieces that have sentimental value, evoke fond memories, or simply make you smile. Your home should be a reflection of your life's journey, not just a showroom for the latest trends.

Don't be afraid to mix and match different styles, eras, and colors. Fill your space with items that resonate with you personally, whether they're family heirlooms, thrift store finds, or DIY creations.

Unleash Your Creativity

De-styling doesn't mean disregarding design altogether. Instead, it invites you to get creative. Mix vintage furniture with modern pieces, play with bold colors, or incorporate unique artwork that tells your story. When your home is a mix of styles and elements that bring you joy, it becomes a place of self-expression.

Think outside the box when it comes to arranging furniture, mixing patterns, or selecting artwork. Incorporate elements that may seem unconventional but resonate with your soul. Maybe even add a piece of art or funky decor that makes you laugh.

When you allow your creativity to flow freely, your home becomes a canvas for self-expression, making it truly one-of-a-kind and a reflection of your vibrant personality.

Letting Go of Trends

Trends come and go, but the feeling of contentment and warmth that a truly personalized home provides is timeless. Your home should be your safe space - where you feel the most comfort and where you can truly relax.

So, let go of the pressure to keep up with the latest design trends. Instead, focus on what makes you feel at ease and what allows you to relax and be yourself in your own space.

If that means you want to mix a boho wicker shelf with farmhouse wall art of highlands cows with a vintage brass lamp and an eclectic checkered area rug -


Embrace Imperfections

Part of de-styling is accepting imperfections. Real homes have wear and tear; they have stories etched into their walls.

And remember, you don't need to own a home to make your space your own. Whether you're in a rented apartment, a shared house, or even a dorm room, you can infuse it with your personality and style to create a comforting and joyful environment.

Embrace all the quirks, as they add character and authenticity to your space.

A Home That Sparks Joy

Ultimately, your home should be a reflection of you and your unique journey through life. It should be a place where you feel at peace, where memories are made, and where you can truly be yourself. So, de-style your home, let go of the trends, and make room for what brings you joy. Because in the end, a joyful, happy home is the most beautiful.


Enjoy photos of my very farmhouse style decor circa 2019.

I was so dedicated to ONLY having Farmhouse furniture/decor.

But remember, you can change whatever you want whenever you want! Although my husband and I are on year three of living in our tiny two-bedroom apartment, I've decided I'm not waiting to buy a home to make our space cozy. I love to mix mid-century modern, vintage, boho and eclectic pieces. I also like to add pieces that make me laugh...

Link to couch and a few accessories:



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