There are so many design trends and styles that look fabulous in magazines and studios with all that styling and special light effects, but they don’t seem to work in real life or they may work for a tiny little segment of people who are super bold when it comes to decorating their spaces and who have that much amount of money in their accounts that they don’t need to regret in case they don’t like a particular experiment and change it over whenever they like.
There hasn’t been a single time during the last few months that I dive into this sea of inspiration for ideas and not find a bare exposed brick wall in a home or a studio shoot for a glossy pretty home magazine. Now that’s what I’m talking about when I refer to trends that are too bold. Looking at them I always wondered, okay its looks good in a photograph but who would like to have a bare wall in their home anyway; like in real? Wouldn’t it looked haunted at night with low light in the room? Doesn’t it distract your eyes from all the other pretty things that you have collected and styled and arranged in the room? Wouldn’t it suppress the whole visual effect and balance in the room? But then it occurs to me, maybe I am too shy to try something like this. I just want to go try some very traditional decorating styles – the never-goes-wrong kind of styles. I think I need a courage level adjustment! (A what?!) I know it seems so very silly to say because I’m not a coward-y kind of a person but looking at a bare wall looks so unfinished to me that even sometimes I ask myself; uhhh…it’s not going to come down, right?
But then again, I would really love to see someone in person with that bold an approach and look that fine courage in their eyes with where-did-they-get-it look in mine and find out how do they make these crazy choices, stick to them and flaunt about them with confidence. Of course, artists and creative people do have that courage – they live by that courage – they live that courage every single day of their lives. Its who they are…
Not every thing is everyone’s style, even if you are bold and have a lot of great and amazing ideas dying to get out of your head. There are things that just aren’t your style. They could suit some but not you. I guess, bare and exposed walls are not my kind of thing. I wonder why in the first place am I writing this?! Maybe because sometimes, we take inspiration from things that we don’t like. Sometimes, we want to try to get out of our comfort zones and make ourselves comfortable – seeing good in not-so-good things because maybe at the end of the day, this could help us take up some great opportunities that come our way.