Finding the Right Aesthetic for Your Home


Watching Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines reminded me of the experience I had when I lived in Oklahoma that elevated my interest with the modern farmhouse aesthetic. 

The cities I’d gone to in Oklahoma provided the acreage, the horses, the red dirt roads, and the country feel I never knew I truly enjoyed until years later. Now I get to add that dream visual to my home. I’m sharing tips on how you can have your aesthetic come to life for your home right now.

It’s important to know what kind of aesthetic you’re wanting for your home so there aren’t various designs going on all at once.  Just like you want a natural flow for the layout of your home, it’s important to have the same thing when designing your space.

The first question to ask yourself is “Where have I visited/lived or what have I viewed on tv that has helped capture the vision I want for my home?” 

Do you have an aesthetic?  

Before I began adding things to my wish list, I wanted to make sure I knew what I actually wanted in my home.  If you don’t know what that is just yet, keep reading.

Design colors

I know this may be hard for you to do but it’s great to choose up to three colors. You want to make sure that these colors compliment each other and are able to naturally flow throughout your entire home.  

I personally chose forest green, white, and grey.  I’m not only going for that farmhouse look with the rustic wood and the green but I also want to have a light and airy feel.  

Below are just a few decor pieces I currently have in my home.

              

Don’t stress

Having an aesthetic takes away the headache of being overwhelmed with so many great potential designs.  It helps to hone in on specific pieces that will look great in your home against pieces you may already have such as, art on the wall, a mirror, the furniture, or the wall color.

If you have pieces that are currently in your home but are looking to add to them, take photos of some of your furniture before going to the store.  You’ll be able to use this as an inspirational guide as to what you’re specifically looking for and what goes well with that particular piece.

What’s your vision? 

If you’re just beginning this aesthetic journey with no pieces yet, go back to that visual and the kind of theme you’re looking to have in your home. I will suggest creating a physical mood board or one on Pinterest, Wayfair, Overstock, BirchLane, Amazon, wherever you plan on purchasing items that inspire you.  

When you find that large furniture piece such as a headboard, a dresser, a tv stand, something that’s a big piece of furniture you’re really loving and truly plan on purchasing, build from there.

It all begins with what you can see, what you feel, that immediate reaction you get from that piece of furniture that can help be the focal point of your entire design aesthetic.

Bonus tip

Instead of choosing an earthy tone such as wood or green, you can choose a different color that you can easily switch out for seasonal purposes.  It won’t take away from the entire look of the home, it should enhance it by providing some color from time to time.  *This preference is completely up to you.

Also, if you’re a little “interior decorator challenged” like myself, that’s okay.  I would recommend Pinterest.  

          

You can type out what color or aesthetic you’re leaning towards and it will help you match colors together for that particular design. 

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below and I’ll be glad to assist in the best way. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any updates!!

As always, these items are on the LTK app

Happy shopping!

xo,

Janelle


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