Even more so than normal. 🙂
This can change at any given moment of course!
Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile.
A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’.
What was so attractive about ‘bare?’
Invisible. Didn’t grab my eye. But the bare mantel looked like I was moving house and home. Not very cozy at all.
And that’s when this easy, little brainstorm hit.
“Blend things INTO the fireplace maybe…”
I tried adding more, but it looked busy. I tried adding less, but it looked empty.
This. Was. Enough.
So how do you know when to stop? Or keep going? Or even know what to do, period?
I say, it just depends what vibe you wish to give off. Lots can look good, but so can much less.
But I do think more minimalist decorating takes practice. You just have to get a vibe for when to stop. Because the more you put up, the more the stuff talks. So then you need to compensate for all the talking by giving it a little more breathing room around it.
Oh yes. It talks.
Imagine being in a party room stuffed with lots of people.
People need space… and so does our stuff.
The crate drew too much ’empty’ attention, so I got down on my hands and knees, and did a 30 second rustic crate treatment with Lake Rentals.
Alternate texture with smooth, shiny beside dull… and just play until it looks interesting to you.
And this may explain why my last kitchen sign worked for me too. Colourless! Hmmm…
It made me think of this winter mantel I did last January. Same theory, but last time, it was packed to the rafters. 🙂
Proof that lots, or little can work. It all depends what you’re going for.
But I admit, I’m rather enjoying the challenge of less colour and less stuff. It’s very different for me!
What’s your present style at home? Less, or more?