Decorating with what you love?
I hear designers say this all the time...only put things in your home you love. Well, this puts me in deep doo-doo because I seldom find items I love...maybe that's why finishing/accessorizing a room is so hard for me.
After our kitchen remodel 18 mos ago, DS got engaged so we decided to escalate redoing the rest of the downstairs. No problem picking out the major things...sofas, chairs, etc...but the details..oy vey! I did buy some artwork and some candle sconces just so walls would not be bare...but six mos later everything just Looks so ho-hum to me! I do have one piece of art I've had for 40 years that I still love. Also some decorative wrought iron pieces that I would probably never buy but they were made by my grandfather so sentimental...that's about all I have that I would not part with.
I know I need more accessories but when I shop it all just looks so meh to me. How do you go about finding and picking out those details that make a room look welcoming and inviting? Thanks for your thoughts and advice.