Making (Home) Life More Beautiful

June is National Making Life Beautiful Month

You might think - as a home decor and furnishings company - we'd be talking about what you should buy to make your home more beautiful.

At Arcadia PDX we have a little different perspective. We'd love to talk about what makes your home beautiful to YOU.

Your home is your sanctuary; your peaceful place. It should invoke calm and a sense of love and family.

We don't care if your house is perfectly organized or styled - we care that it functions well for your household and makes you smile when you walk in the door.

With that in mind, we'd love to share our best tips and ideas for finding your decor style and making your (Home) Life Beautiful.

1. TAKE CUES FROM OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE
Even if you're unsure of your home decor style, you might be very clear about your taste in clothes or personal style (like makeup). Look for similarities - if you prefer minimal wardrobes, you might prefer a minimalist decor style. Look for attributes in other areas to give you hints as to what you might like. 

2. TAKE A WALK
We all have neighborhoods we are drawn to and love. Go visit and take a walk around. What are the homes you seem drawn to? Are they traditional? Modern? Eclectic? Observe what catches your eye and feels nice to you, even the way folks decorate their porches and patios. If you like a traditional style of architecture, you might like clean lines and muted colors in furniture and accessories. 

3. WHERE DO YOU DREAM OF TRAVELING?
Or what has been your favorite vacation? Tropical home decor is popular with people who dream of or live in those destinations - they speak to their souls. Take cues from the landscapes of your favorite spots to inform your decor taste. These could be the muted colors of the desert, to tropical and bold, to Scandinavian minimalism.

4. GOOD OLD FASHIONED MAGAZINES
Who doesn't love flipping through the pages of a beautiful design magazine? Tear out the pages of images you are drawn too without over-thinking and put them in a file folder. Come back to your tear-outs a few days later and look for themes and elements you see over and over in your choices.

5. PINTEREST
Pinterest will really get your creative juices flowing. After searching for home decor and styles for a couple hours (or days) - you'll discover a pattern of what you're drawn to. You are welcome to join us on Pinterest and check out our Home Decor and Interior Decorating Board for lots of ideas.

6. CLEAN UP AND GIVE AWAY
We all have made impulsive buying decisions with home decor that really don't fit. You should consider doing a whole-house clean out to get rid of anything that doesn't make you smile. What you have left over will clue you into the type of style you're drawn to.

If you're ready to change up your style and add some more of your personality to your home decor, we have designers ready to help. Come visit the showroom and let's chat about your style!

 
 
Cara Chace