First published on: https://www.thriftydecorchick.com/2019/04/five-decor-trends-i-loved-little-too.html
Hi and also many thanks for your see. Our Deluxe Bed online store has likewise great deals of fascinating write-ups as well as photos. I hope you will find below all the details you require. Make sure to check out the short articles as well as numerous links to discover vital sources concerning high-end bed linens. A lot of the articles in this site have been written by real experts in the subject so please review as well as surf also various other articles like the one below.
Hello there! I don’t know how I went down the rabbit hole of some of my older posts recently — I think I was looking for an old project maybe? But I got sucked in.
I noticed a few trends in my old decorating style and thought it would be fun to take a look back. Many of these are projects that may have brought some of you to the blog years ago!
My how things have changed! 🙂 Note that I am NOT making fun of my old decorating (I’m proud almost every step along the way) and I am not making fun of anyone that incorporates any of these things…let’s make that clear. You’ll see I still like them all, I just don’t use them quite as much.
It does tickle me to look back at things I may have had a little obsession with. Decor trends come and go and it’s just fun to look back.
I still LOVE spray paint. It’s been a DIY staple of mine and always will be!
We were deep in debt when I started blogging, so I would often take thrifted items and spray paint them…even if they were fine to start with. 😂 I had a few missteps, like painting this big stone pear black:
It started as gray — not sure why I thought black would be better. Goodness. I LOVED spray painting. I’m surprised I have brain cells left.
I spray painted frames, light fixtures, door knobs, decor, art, window shades…even the floor vents!:
I loved me some ORB spray paint
— otherwise known as oil rubbed bronze. When a blogger mentioned ORB everyone just knew what it was. 😉 Ahhh, the good old days.
I will say…the painted vents looked great with our dark wood floors at the old house (not the ones pictured here), and I’ve started doing the same at this house. They hold up surprisingly well and the darker color doesn’t stand out nearly as much.
I will always love a good spray paint project, don’t worry. These lamps used to be shiny brass and the mirror was a wood tone before I sprayed it black:
I still think spray paint is the easiest way to transform decor on the cheap. I’ve just reeled it in just a bit over the years. 🙂
THE COLOR BLACK
I loved oil rubbed bronze a LOT. But my go-to for many years was black. I was obsessed with painting things black — it really didn’t matter what it was (obviously with the pear). When I painted our laundry room bright yellow (not one of my favorite design decisions), my accent color was…black:
I spray painted most of the items you see in that photo too. Even the clothespins in the jars. See? Problem.
And when I painted furniture…I painted it black. Alwaaaaaays:
Another DIY project I did a lot was stenciling — on furniture, art, the walls…I used them a lot!
I added some in a shimmer paint (shimmer was another favorite detail) inside the wainscoting in our old family room:
And I figured out a way to give them texture too — I did this treatment in two of our bathrooms way back when:
But there are still some gorgeous patterned stencils for walls and floors! I don’t think that trend is going anywhere soon. It’s just been updated a bit. 😉
Another trend I repeated over and over was chalkboards. I had a TON of them at one point. I didn’t care, I loved them!
This spot on our old kitchen wall had many versions of a chalkboard — it started with this one:
And that same spot eventually became a full chalkboard wall. I loved it then and still do!:
My love of them is still strong — they are such an easy way to fill a big wall and add the black accent that I love.
We only have one giant chalkboard
now and I’m pretty sure it will be the only one in the house for awhile:
You know me though…
VINYL WORDS ON THE WALL
And finally…a trend that started years ago and is still strong today, it’s just morphed a bit. Remember how big the vinyl wall sayings
were years ago?
Gosh I had them EVERYWHERE…both in vinyl and with my own handmade stencils. This stair wall was one of my favorites:
You’ll notice another trend back then was poor picture quality. 😉 It says “The best things in life aren’t things.” That stairway wall went nuts on the Internet!
I talked about the word art trend
last year and how I think it’s gotten a bit out of hand (but I still have some word art pieces that I love).
Now I try to think outside of the box and DIY my art
for the walls when possible:
Did you have any of the same decor obsessions? Did I get you hooked on any of these years ago? 🙂
Overall my style has simplified quite a bit. I prefer quieter design overall now, but as I always say, I appreciate my process throughout the years. Every step along the way has been a blast, and I’ve loved sharing it all with you!
See more of our home here. To shop items in our home, click here! Never miss a post by signing up to get posts via email.
If you intend to recommend associated aspects of luxury bed linen that can be featured in our website, you may call us and we will gladly explore it. Do not hesitate to let us know, as we would like to make our website the leading source internet site for our viewers that have an interest in deluxe bed linen like silk sheets, quilt collections, bedspreads, satin sheets, high-end beds, king comforter sets, bedspread and so on. We would like to know your thoughts as well as other comments to make our site much better. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or a message. We would certainly enjoy to speak with you.