Go to any bookstore and look in the home improvement section, and you'll find book after book about decorating, designing, creating, building, planting, etc.
Just browsing the magazine section can be overwhelming―Better Homes and Gardens, Home and Garden, Home, Decorating, Martha Stewart's array of magazines, Southern Living, Woodworking, Log Cabin Homes, etc.-the list goes on forever.
Bombarded by all of this information, how does a person make their abode their own? Having a plethora of ideas is a good thing because it helps you to define your style.
Are you a modern-style person who likes vibrant colors? Are you a more earth-toned person who likes subdued and soothing colors? Or are you a mixed palate kind of person―where you like both vibrancy and calm?
The most important thing about making your abode 'yours' is to capture the essence of who you are and reflect that in your decorating style. Don't get stuck into thinking that your house needs to look like something on the Home and Garden channel, or something out of House Beautiful.
A home should have all the elements of what you enjoy in life. Your home should be a safe haven from the outside world, a place where you can open the door and feel the four walls you call 'home' envelope you and make you glad that you're there.