It’s so much fun to make our spaces more like us, to give it our personality, our stamp of uniqueness.
After selling so many homes over the years and watching friends transform their new places to reflect their personality, I’ve noticed many of us decorate in the colors we look best in. It’s like taking your wardrobe and translating it into paint, flooring, furniture, fabrics artwork and accessories.
Look at your own home, do you see the colors of your wardrobe on your walls and in your linens? I noticed the little phenomenon in my own home first, then started paying more attention to see if it bore out with others as well. In my case, I look best in the colors of nature, mostly the drab ones like brown and hues of green. One of my clients looks amazing in bright colors, I mean vibrant red, yellows, blues – primary colors. She painted her various rooms in her new home just those colors and her furniture is similarly bright as well. Another friend looks terrific in subtle shades like lilac, pale blue and greys – and one day it hit me how her home is decorated the same way.
There are countless examples I could give. Start paying attention at the homes of friends and family and you’ll start noticing it, too. And if you’re not feeling quite as comfortable in your space as you think you should, take a few clues from the favorite items in your wardrobe and begin decorating your home in a similar way. I bet you’ll feel the transformation; it will be like slipping into that favorite shirt or pair of pants that you always go back to.