I know I am not the first to touch on this subject and am loving the opportunity to share my experiences in making a home (while doing it on a budget). I’ve talked about combining styles here and another important lesson learned has been much like that of my wardrobe; I believe that house and fashion can follow the same rule here. As I continue to enjoy our home I also enjoy mixing the metals I use to decorate it with.
I remember when we first bought our home, I was really concerened with the metals matching. The light fixtures, kitchen pulls, appliances and bathroom fixtures, etc…
(Copper Tray – Painted Fox – affiliate link in sidebar)
Slowly over the last few years I have changed my mind and learned to pay less attention to the rules and more attention to my instincts/the balanced look.
Now our home is filled with all sorts of finishes and styles.
We have Oil Rubbed Bronze, Copper, Brushed Nickel, Antiqued Brass, and more…
I love the way it looks to the eye and more importantly, it is what I enjoy to have inside our home.
The rules, whatever they may be, really shouldn’t constrict us when we fill our homes. Sure, they can be guidelines and helpful tools when it comes to understanding decor, but they are not there to shame us for making bad design decisions are picking wrong paint colors.
Rather, to learn about our tastes and create spaces where we can enjoy company and make memories with our most loved ones.
To do all that within our means and many times using what we may already have.
(Copper Wire Shelf from Axel Co.)
When I spend time in someone elses home, my attention is drawn to the conversation, the laugh and the time spent.
I choose to have that same trust when people visit our place for the very same purpose.
I continue to learn to pick things that look good to me and get less sidetracked about whether they will be accepted.
(Sneak peek of something coming soon… maybe – I’m still deciding)
Learning to trust ourselves and be confident in mixing rose gold rings with silver earrings or Oil Rubbed Bronze fixtures with a Brushed Nickel faucet…
Have fun with it and enjoy! Plus it can prove to be easy on your pocket book – ha! And if matching is your thing – enjoy that too because it is also beautiful.
Make sure to head back for The Inspiration Gallery tonight and thanks so much for stopping by!