Today I have the best decorating question to ask yourself.
This thought provoking question aimed to direct your moral compass was written on bumper stickers and bracelets everywhere for a long spell in the 1990’s.
It’s a really good question.
You see, sometimes in my own home I hit a slump in decorating. When you see things one way for so long your mind has a hard time imagining them any other way. Do you know what I mean? I can hardly imagine this chair over there or this picture in another room. It’s like decorating gridlock!!!
My question changed by just one word…
What would Joanna do?
This simple question has caused me to pare down some spots and spice up others. It’s a fantastic litmus test when shopping. When you look through someone else’s eyes you can see things differently, and it’s nothing but amazing.
This way of thinking takes my thoughts off the table for a minute and allows someone else’s ideas to creep in. After marinating over what my style muse would do I marry those ideas with mine to make it my own, just a touch better.
If you have a décor style you’re chasing try this filter. If your favorite decorator wouldn’t have that sofa in their home then you won’t reach the goal you’re going for. Would they pick those pillows? Yes – then great, you’re on track. It’s that simple. Piece by piece you can replicate a look with one question.
So who’s style do you hope to infuse in your home?
Maybe Emily Henderson, Martha Stewart or Bunny Williams. Maybe it’s just an overall style like farmhouse, cottage or boho. Pay attention to the details of those you admire and think like they do. It works like a charm!
BTW – I still think the original WWJD? should is the best question ever. We could all use a reminder to model our self after Christ.
Let me know who’s style you love and if this question works for you. I’d love to hear how you use it!
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