If you have read anything about me and my story, then you know that my success has been a long, long journey for me. I believe passionately in stepping fully into who you are, living your life with passion and purpose and thriving in bliss! It's why I created Ista Magazine & my online course, Unleash Your Ista.
Unleash Your Ista is all about learning how to become more of who you are and be okay with it. For so many of us, we have fallen pray to doing what we are told or doing things how everybody else does them. The problem with that is we are vastly missing out on the life we are meant to be living. This is where blocks come in, confusion, things not quite working out how we want them to. We are probably not living out our full truth.
When it comes to my clients, I can always tell when they are aligned with their truth...at home. Their home is a mess, its unfinished or there are too many things that are trendy but aren't really a representation of who "they" are. Happens to the best of us.
Living from your Ista means living from your truth, your passion, your inspiration, your obsessions, the deepest, realest, truest YOU! Everything that makes you feel really alive. I love it when I see people living from their Ista...and this one gal in particular let's her Ista shine through her home on instagram. You must check her out @fashionhippieloves. A young twenty something gal living in Germany, and she has such a fun, glamorous and wild decorating style.
Why I love her...She decorates for her. She doesn't follow any rules. You can tell she just surrounds herself with beautiful things that she absolutely loves. When you do this, things go together, things look good and pretty. It's because it's showing through that she is aligned with her sense of style and who she is. Nothing fancy, nothing formal, just absolutely fun!
Take a look at her decorating style and see if it inspires you to switch up some things at home. . .
3 BASIC RULES FOR DECORATING HOW YOU WANT:
1. Choose ONLY things you love. Listen, there are definitely guidelines when designing or decorating a home but there aren't any real rules. Your home should make you happy and be a living curation of what you love.
2. Maximalism vs. Minimalism. Either way, you're golden. You can make both look fabulous if you keep your home organized and clean. If you are going for that gypsy glam, try to stick with a strong color palette to keep things looking chic. I love how this home has a ton of silver and grey so it looks pretty without feeling too overwhelming.
3. Be a clean machine. Having a dust free and clean home just might be more important than what is actually in your home. If it is difficult for you to keep it clean on your own, upgrade your lifestyle and hire a maid. They really are a god-send. I promise you that if you are living in alignment and have fully unleashed your Ista, then you won't say to yourself "I can't afford a maid.", you know that you can manifest anything you want and a maid is something you deserve because it's living in your truth, you don't want to clean.
4. People pleasing is a 'no-no'! As much as we love the feedback of others or to get their approval, that is NOT allowed at home. Decorate for you. Shop for you. Choose things that you, your family and your home will love! This can be difficult when we don't live alone and have others in our home who have their own particular likes too. Take those into consideration. Allow them to have the things that they love too, even if they aren't so glamorous. Kids toys? Get bins or baskets that you LOVE to store them in. Husband's ugly sports memorabilia? Find a way to make it chic, frame it in a cool frame, place collections on a glam bookcase, etc. You can think outside the box and make it your own.