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The Style of Love

Updated on May 29, 2014

Decorating in the style of love

I like to tell people that my bedroom is decorated in the style of love. The mantle is decorated with carefully arranged pictures of me and my husband, flowers and sentimental gifts we've given each other, and anything having to do with Corinthians 13. On the wall, I painted a poem about love. Since the wall is blue, I painted the poem so it looks like a floating cloud. And on the shelf sits a canvas bearing our names and the words Always Kiss Me Goodnight.

This is more than just a style of decorating. It's a reminder to always love each other. It's a reminder to always put our relationship first. It's a reminder of our past together and a symbol of our future.

Corinthians 13

Love is Patient Love is Kind 22x20 vinyl wall sayings quotes stickers
Love is Patient Love is Kind 22x20 vinyl wall sayings quotes stickers

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This is perfect if you don't want to put nails in your wall.

 
By Faith by Demdaco - 1 Corinthians 13:13 Photo Frame - 61201
By Faith by Demdaco - 1 Corinthians 13:13 Photo Frame - 61201

I had one just like this (until it broke). It was my favorite. I guess I just loved to see our smiling faces with the words But the greatest of these is Love

 

Why "Corinthians 13"?

Like most normal couples, my husband and I argue and sometimes it gets pretty serious. Afterwords, when I walk into my room and read those three words Love Never Fails, it makes me want to try harder. The few times I've felt like giving up, those words kept me going.

I also use Corinthians 13 as a sort of guide for my marriage. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. translates to Be patient when my husband is wrong. Be kind when he doesn't deserve it. Do not envy his gorgeous hair. Don't brag that I'm smarter. Don't be too proud to admit when I'm wrong.

Personalized Always Kiss Me Goodnight Canvas

This is what is sitting on my shelf. I put some dried roses behind it and a ceramic angel on either side. It's one of the first things people notice when they enter my room.

Roommates RMK2084SCS Always Kiss Me Goodnight Peel  and  Stick Wall Decals
Roommates RMK2084SCS Always Kiss Me Goodnight Peel and Stick Wall Decals

or

This is great if you have brick walls (like me) or if you don't want to put nails in you wall.

 

Personalized Always Kiss Me Goodnight Pillowcase

His and her pillows baring your names in large gold letters and "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" scrolled in smaller black letters.

We've decided to get these for our anniversary next month. I think they're going to fit perfectly with the rest of our room.

Artistic Reflections ''Always Kiss Me Goodnight'' Framed Art
Artistic Reflections ''Always Kiss Me Goodnight'' Framed Art

I love this frame because it reminds us that a good morning kiss is just as important as a good night kiss.

 

Why "Always Kiss Me Goodnight"?

A long time ago my Great Gram told me "Never go to bed angry". Since I was only 7 at the time, I had no idea what she meant. However, now that I'm married, I know exactly what she meant! To me, that's what Always Kiss Me Goodnight is all about. Since putting that canvas on our shelf, my husband and I have kissed every single night. No matter what, we leave our troubles in the next room and we kiss. And, even better, we cuddle. Even if we end up in the same argument the next day, at least we kissed and cuddled and had a good nights sleep the night before.


The newest addition to our room is a canvas printed with our wedding vows, our names and our wedding date.

Wedding Vows Heart Canvas

This 16" canvas is printed with the traditional wedding vows. The bottom 2 lines can be personalized with your names and wedding date, or anything else you want it to say.

Sometimes when my husband and I are having an argument, I'll lay on the bed and stare at our vows on this canvas. It always reminds me that no matter what, our love can withstand anything.

Flowers for Inspiration

In my room, I have an assortment of dried flowers and silk flowers. Mixed in with my ceramic angels and surrounding my various love quote canvases, they always inspire thoughts of love and romance.

Nearly Natural 1187-CR Mini Calla Lily Silk Flower Arrangement, Cream
Nearly Natural 1187-CR Mini Calla Lily Silk Flower Arrangement, Cream

Calla Lilies have to be the most romantic flower ever. They possess a grace and passion that no other flower can replicate.

This arrangement includes a dozen 20" silk calla lilies in your choice of pink, white or yellow, plus a clear vase with fake water.

 

A love poem on my wall

A love poem on my wall
A love poem on my wall

A White Rose

by John Boyle O'Reilly

The red rose whispers of passion,

And the white rose breathes of love;

O the red rose is a falcon,

And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud

With a flush on its petal tips;

For the love that is purest and sweetest

Has a kiss of desire on the lips

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Beautiful reminders of the love you share. Lovely!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      What a beautiful way to place an inspirational message of love within your home. I also firmly believe in the power of positive affirmations.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is simple, short and sweet, yet deep, profound and beautiful. Corinthians 13 describes perfect love and there couldn't have been a better choice. May your marriage and love for each other grow deeper and may you both be an encouragement and example for many. Happy Birthday and all the best for the New Year! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Love is patient; love is kind. Yes, we had this for our wedding ceremony. Timeless words and priceless advice.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Nicely done!

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      I like your content and overall appearance of your lens.

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      DallasNicole LM 6 years ago

      yes I am.. These are great ideas for the bedroom and a very positive lens! Thanks for sharing! LIke this! Unique

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Short....Sweet....Perfect! My parents always kissed good night too and never went to bed angry. Did we grow up together?

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Sojourn 6 years ago

      What a great idea! I love the "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" decorations. Hubby's getting new pillow cases... ;)

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      malloryjane 6 years ago

      I love the idea of having an "always kiss me goodnight" reminder. This is a beautiful lens and I love the "Style of Love" decorating technique

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      Sometimes we need reminders like this. You are very good at giving us reminders.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      sweet and precious lens about the style of love decorating. Love it!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Great idea. And one's "style" of love can be anything that suits them or expresses it, I would think.

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      nukemdomis lm 7 years ago

      I'm really liking the colors of your lens. Looks really nice.

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      Jerry_David 7 years ago

      quite beautiful lens, good work!

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      Lovely and thoughtful lens! Very nicely done.

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      Othercatt 7 years ago

      @myraggededge: Thank you for the blessing. My husband snores too. About two weeks after we moved in together, I started wearing earplugs. lol.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Aw... this is lovely. I always kick mine out of our bedroom because his snoring is just terrible.

      Blessed by a Squid angel :-)

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      I was taught never to go to bed angry with your loved one. This is a wonderful lens.