Decorating UNschool

I get a lot of questions here, on Instagram, and often in real life about different decor related conundrums. Sometimes I freak out a little about that because the truth is, I’m not really an expert.  I have no degree or formal training in this area. But in my own home, because of an intense passion for contrasts, textures, patterns, fabrics, and furniture arrangements, I’ve grown to develop an eye and a confidence about what to do.  Slowly, I’m learning to trust and lean on that confidence when it comes to other people’s homes and questions as well.

Living Room // The House of Figs

I’ve decided to start a series here on the blog in which I answer some of those FAQs and address the issues I frequently run into when I meet someone in their home looking for advice from me about what to do with their space.  It will kind of be like my version of decorating school- sharing the way I approach a room, piece by piece.  But since I never went to decorating school and my education in that area consisted of Pinterest, a handful of blogs, magazines, and HGTV over the years, we’re going to call it UNschool.

The House Of Figs - Greene Living Room-6 Small WM

So, welcome to decorating UNschool.  Ditch the number two pencils and don’t worry about getting here on time.  It’s all about freedom and there really aren’t any rules.  We’re just going to talk about things like light fixtures, selecting a rug, mixing and matching fabrics, and hanging curtains.  I’ve already made two videos about gallery walls so I’ll probably skip that subject, but please let me know in the comments below if there’s anything you’d like to hear about over the next few weeks!

The Montgomery House - Kitchen Small_0 WM

Looking forward to it!

xoxo Bethany

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11 Responses to Decorating UNschool

  1. Christine January 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    How fun! I can’t wait to learn!

    • Bethany January 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

      well thanks! I’m excited!

  2. Alexis Reddy January 19, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    This is so exciting friend! Haha, also made me think of the times I’ve reached out for help!??

    • Bethany January 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

      Thanks!! Haha, don’t worry, you’re not alone!! Hoping this will give some general answers for a lot of people! 🙂

  3. angie January 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    The best decorator’s are the intuitive ones, like YOU, whether they be trained or not! Wishing you all the best. It sure seems like your calling to me! 🙂

    • Bethany January 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

      Wow, thank you Angie!! <3 <3

  4. Jessica January 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    What a fabulous series!! You have an amazing eye!!! Looking forward to this!

    • Bethany January 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

      Thank you so much!!

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