First of all, thanks for collaboratively creating such a great, inspiring website. My walls have been more colorful, my storage more efficient, my shower curtains more delightfully patterned because of you. Here’s where my desperate plea comes in…
Unemployment has brought my years of living in quirky shared apartments to an abrupt end. I’m now renting a room in a dear friend’s house, and I think I may go NUTS. I mean, I’m glad that living in a pastel-hued environment makes her happy. I really am. But being surrounded by “soothing” shades of aqua, “adorable” knick-knacks, and “inspirational” quotes is inducing serious angst for me.
What’s the Offbeat Homie in a stiflingly decorated environment to do? -Lucy
First of all, you’re welcome. I’m happy to hear about all the wonderful things you’ve gained from Offbeat Home & Life (especially the shower curtain thing — seriously, y’all, wtf is with my obsession with shower curtains!?).
Now, on to your big ish. Ugh, I feel you. My wonderful mom has decorated a space in her Maui home in a way that drives me nuts. She basically bought up a big name decor store’s entire stock of decorative words. There are words everywhere!
It’s not that it looks bad — my mom is great at decorating — it’s just that it’s SO NOT MY STYLE that I feel like I can’t relax. Luckily, I get to escape that not-me-decorated space. But what happens when you live in a space that doesn’t fit your style?
How do you find your comfort zone or battle the decor blahs when you live in a space that doesn’t fit your style?