I was in at Walmart (only store around here in Oklahoma) today looking at the decorating magazines. I adore looking at homes online, especially blogs, but there is just something about holding a book or magazine in your hands that gives me even more joy in the decorating process.
There were quite a magazines there, but I struggled to find ones I'd actually like to read. There were sparse and ubery modern OR very busy, overdone, cluttered photos. Neither of these appeal to me at all. I want my home to be calm and soothing, but also warm and cozy. Decorating is a careful balance. I realize there is something out there for everyone and all of us like different things, but for me, I really dislike rooms that are so distracting I don't know where to stop my eyes. There's no focal point. And dusting all that "stuff"? You'd never be able to keep your home clean! That's a huge issue for me. I have to have a clean house and dust drives me batty.
Some of the magazines I like that to look at are:
This Old House
Better Homes and Gardens
I have a couple more, but I remember the names right now. Those 3 are my favorites.
What magazines do you love? Do you have the same problem I do trying to find new good ones?