natural decor

Over the years I’ve noticed trends in our home. I can usually see them coming and often they don’t correlate with actual trends as much as they correlate with the season of our family.

Here are my 2014 predictions for trends for the things in our home:

  • White
  • Woods
  • Leather
  • Cotton
  • Greens
  • Real life messes
  • Original art
  • Less (using as few items in a room as possible to have it be inviting, cozy, and beautiful)
  • Cleared Surfaces
  • Extra small tables and stools that can be pulled around (a small house tip!)
  • Interesting lighting (two for one–you need light and it doubles as art!)
  • Interesting rugs (same as above, I need them anyway, why not make them show stoppers–less things needed in the room)
  • Textures
  • Black & White
  • Quirk
  • Natural curiosities
  • Meaningful Beauty
  • Handmade (edited to add after a friend reminded me–this one is HUGE and makes your house feel like a home!)

every day family room

2014 methods for creating a beautiful home

  • Using what we have
  • Shopping the house
  • Taking risks
  • Moving things around and trying them in different spaces
  • Creating a home that serves us, not a home we have to serve to keep a certain way
  • Slow decorating: allowing our home to evolve naturally over time and adapt according to how we need to use it
  • Purchasing items that can be used in multiple rooms
  • Focusing on large, impact items that are not just decorative but also useful

to do

2014 attitudes in our home

  • slow
  • unhurried
  • joyful
  • peaceful
  • cozy
  • safe
  • imperfect
  • restful
  • appreciation for what we have instead of dwelling on what we don’t have


2014 Overall Goals for our home:

  • finish small projects we’ve started
  • do something brave on the corner wall above the sectional
  • don’t neglect the master bedroom (I’m prone to doing our room last)
  • invite people into our unfinished mess
  • continue to create highly functional spaces that we find beautiful & inspiring; spaces that trigger rest, purpose and connection



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 What’s trending in your home this year?