How my decorating style has changed from house to house from Thrifty Decor Chick

How my decorating style has changed from house to house from Thrifty Decor Chick


Hey all! I hope you are executing perfectly! We are virtually particularly at two and a half decades in our “new” house and it is really had me imagining about how considerably my fashion has modified because we lived in the outdated residence. 

My decor design is often morphing more than time, but a new place gave me absolutely free rein to modify things up a little bit. For the duration of our time in this residence, I have observed how my decorating has modified fairly a bit. 

Starting fresh new will do that I guess? 

Let me be crystal clear — I don’t feel possibly of the seems to be is improved than the other, I just assume it truly is entertaining to search back and see how my model has transformed! 

If you have been all around for awhile, you know that we did a huge renovation in our previous property, in segments, that began about six a long time ago. The initial element was taking down a wall in our spouse and children area to open up the house — that spot in the corner made use of to be my place of work: 
Dark gray fireplace with storage cabinets


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This was by far the most effective selection we produced in that residence! I gave us SO a great deal a lot more space and permitted us to make our kitchen area more substantial as effectively. 

As considerably as my decorating, I glance back again and discover that it was more farmhouse design and style then. I sold and donated SO Substantially things soon immediately after transferring in right here, and lots of of the items in these images have long gone to loving households. 🙂 

Farmhouse decor hit it is really peak about that time, so I was suitable on craze…for once! Ha! 

Board and batten farmhouse design

In this house I have gone a very little more moody with the paint colours, and have pared down the components and art pretty a little bit:

DIY wood picture ledges on wall

Which is amusing, due to the fact we have far more open room listed here, and in all probability much more wall area? 

But from the start off I wanted to use a lot less than before: 

Two story fireplace design in family room

I assume it was since we experienced lived in the very small resort place for so extended in among residences. (Three people and 3 animals in 300 sq. ft for 9 months.) When we got in here I experienced this powerful wish to have considerably less stuff around us. 

I figured more than time, I would want to incorporate a lot more and far more, but I haven’t. I am however flawlessly joyful with residing with much less decor: 

Family room tall fireplace warm colors

I used to sense like just about every wall had to have a little something on it…but it is been good to enable areas breath and just BE below. 

Farmhouse style bathroom makeover

I continue to like it! I used way more coloration back then…who realized aqua and red would appear so superior together? (My inspiration came from our son’s artwork that hung in there.)

I feel it is really my need for much less stuff or distraction now, it’s possible due to the fact I’m having more mature. But I went way extra remarkable and a bit far more fashionable with our current powder space: 

Dark peel and stick wallpaper with board and batten

This more simple wall trim cure felt ideal right here — and it was way fewer get the job done than the powder place with shiplap and board and batten in the outdated home! 

DIY wood hood vent cover
I selected farmhouse fashion for the lights and components, as well as the backsplash. I went with a shiplap cement board rather of tile for funds motives (and it was Substantially a lot easier to set up):
Dark gray lower cabinets white uppers

Subway tile has been about endlessly, and definitely matches in with a farmhouse appear. I went with a somewhat more modern get on it in the new house with a darker grout: 

White kitchen with black accents

The tile also has a gorgeous wavy texture to it that offers it a minimal extra interest than frequent subway. 

I had dreamt of these brass and black pendant lights for Decades and was so thrilled to include them into our new kitchen! Around time I’ve additional more black touches with the stools and black painted door to tie into people.

I are not able to let go of some of my farmhouse touches in here though — that evening meal bell and the cutting boards will normally keep. )

Long kitchen open to morning room

I’m generally going back again and forth on portray our island a darker colour…the want for contrast is deep in my bones. But with darker shades in the eating location and spouse and children room, I surprise if it will be as well much. Time will tell! 

Bay window seat with pillows

The lights absolutely additional that farmhouse experience as perfectly. 

Long window seat dining room with bookcases and lights

Now that I’ve had a few of them, I you should not believe I could live in a residence with out a window seat! 🙂

Building DIY bookcases with kitchen cabinets

I boxed up ALLLL of that decor…and then finished up not employing so substantially of it. 

Dark green built in bookcases office

I enjoy that they allow the very wallpaper that strains the back again shine!

One particular space that I’ve continue to keep incredibly very similar is our master bedroom. Our outdated 1 was huge, but SO amazingly cozy way too: 

Light gray walls fireplace bedroom

The combine of dark and light grey partitions created it truly feel so warm, specifically at night time: 

Dark gray accent wall with trim
Peel and stick wallpaper in bedroom
Wallpaper has been yet another variation in this property. I have used it in 4 rooms in this article and in no way employed it in the previous property! 

Upcoming up is painting that chair rail and the walls below. Overall, this space is just one that is very equivalent as significantly as the decor:

Gray peel and stick grasscloth wallpaper

I can’t wait around to get much more performed in there! It can be likely to be so wonderful. 

Darker accents, a lot less things and considerably less farmhouse decor are the changes I have seen most because going into this dwelling. It truly is been an absolute blast decorating this household, and I am so happy you sign up for me throughout the procedure! 


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