Deciding On Decorating Style & Colors

There's a decorating style for everyone. You just have to figure out which one you like most. You want to feel relaxed and content in your home. You want it to reflect your personality, and you want people to feel comfortable there.

Let's look at some spaces. 



Do you like the colors in the room above? Or would you feel more relaxed in the living space below?

Or maybe something a bit in between...



Does the kitchen above make you want to do a happy dance? Or does it make you want to turn around and leave?

Does the kitchen below feel just right somehow?


Or maybe something a bit in between...

There are no right or wrong answers. It's all in the degree of comfort that you feel. 

Once you figure that out, it will be much easier to decide on the color and style you want your home to have.

Here are some questions to get you started...

1. What kind of spaces in magazines and/or on Pinterest or other people's homes am I drawn to?

2. What colors am I automatically drawn to in stores?

3. What do I want the personality of my space to say about me? 

4. What do I want to feel when I walk into my space/home?

5. What style do I find both comfortable and cozy?


  1. Ok, I want that second kitchen, althrough I really do love that retro stove in the first kitchen.

  2. That blue stove is so neat! I like the white kitchen! sheila

  3. I'll take the white kitchen please!! Of course, I would have to add just a little more red! ;)

  4. Lots of inspiration Brenda!! Thanks for coming by today so nice of you to visit!!

  5. The first living room..[but add more red things in there]
    The last kitchen.. Again, need to add more reds.. But, I love the cabinets.
    I love reds/yellows/ and white backgrounds. Love the country look.

  6. I like the first kitchen as it has a more cozy feel to it but I'd have to take out that rug. It would make me dizzy. :) I am drawn toward the cozy, comfy look in homes.

  7. I would love the white kitchen! With color added with accessories. Yes, I could definitely see myself cooking there...

  8. I love the last kitchen...the first kitchen is quirky and fun!

  9. Brenda, I love your blog. I read yours first in my email. I admire you and the Pupster's. Please keep up the good work and know that you are loved and appreciatted.

  10. The first living room and the white kitchen would be my choice. Love them!!

  11. I like the third living room - I'd change the rug to a seagrass rug, though. I love color, but a whole bunch can be too much. When I first work with my clients, I ask them to send me a bunch of photos from Houzz. Then we look at them and see what repeats - that is the easiest way to tell a person's style.

  12. All of the kitchens featured here today are just so gorgeous. I'd love to cook in any of them!


I always enjoy reading your comments and having you join the conversation here at Cozy Little House. It is like having a gathering of friends sitting in my cozy apartment. Enjoying coffee and dessert, chatting and having a good time. I appreciate each and every one of you!


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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.


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