I don’t know about you but I always had a hard time trying to decide on one particular decorating style. I would end up becoming frustrated due to my inability to make decisions and ruin the whole process… After a few goes at decorating my home, I’ve found it’s OK to mix styles and make my home about what I like rather than follow a list of rules.
I’ve also found that my decorating style is very similar to my fashion style. I am drawn to more simple clothing and usually solid colors but LOVE bold accessories with a bit of glitz. I like this because I can invest in classic pieces but have fun with trends when it comes to accessories regardless of it’s a matter of throw pillows or cocktail rings.
If you are stuck trying to figure out what you want for your home, I highly suggest taking a look at your closet, shoes and jewelry box. It may give you a hint of direction. Another way I’ve been able to hone in what I like is with physical or virtual inspiration boards. It’s not about recreating the scene in a photo you tore out of a magazine but you may find one item in particular that really speaks to you.
I still find Pinterest is easy to work with and fun. Here are a few images from my Glamorous Bedroom, Eclectic Living Room and Romantic Bathroom inspiration boards and link to view more.
However you decide to pull your thoughts together, keep it enjoyable and throw any quest for perfection out the window.
Last year I had fun creating a gallery wall in my dining area and soon after added some photographs along the wall leading upstairs. I’m now realizing the wall needs some updates. I am getting some more recent photos printed, adding some new frames and framing some of Noah’s artwork. Yes, he’s my little artist.
If you have young kids, I’m sure your refrigerator looks something like ours…
So as much as I love displaying all of his art, I’m running out of room… Plus, why not be more creative and frame it in the house?
As long as there aren’t any 3D elements, you can use any frame that fits the height and width of the art. I suggest using a piece of double-stick tape to place the art onto the back of the frame to keep it in place.
I’m still working on my wall update (will share once it’s complete) but at least now Noah’s art brightened up our trip up the stairs.
Here’s some inspiration on ways to decorate with children’s artwork:
Kids Art on Clothesline via Lonny Mag
Monochromatic Framed Art via Lonny Mag
Modern Kid’s Artwork Idea from The Modern Home
Office decorated with Children’s Artwork via Pinterest
I love those little personal touches at home that make your space yours. Simple things like fresh flowers or a favorite candle put a smile on my face and make my day a whole lot nicer. However, after a while the same set-up I create can get stale and it looses it’s spark. I think it’s the perfect time year to take a look at your favorite spaces and make a couple of changes to freshen up the look. It might be a new throw-pillow, fresh flowers in a vase you rarely use or you could just swap things around in different rooms.
I’ve made a few updates throughout my house and for today I thought I’d share my nightstand update. But first, here are some great finds if you’d like to spruce up your nightstand.
It only take a few minutes. I highly suggest removing everything you currently have on your nightstand and then adding the items you want one at a time. Here are the changes I made:
1. Swapped out the tray I was using for my jewelry and placed it on my nightstand.
2. Added a fresh lemon scented candle. This one in particular is Myer Lemon by Yankee Candle.
3. Moved a framed photo from my wedding to the other side of the nightstand onto the tray.
4. Filled a vase with my favorite flowers from my wonderful husband.
I’m in love with BHLDN, pronounced “Beholden” andinspired by the Dutch word for “to keep”. The name makes perfect sense, the shop is dedicated to providing the most beautiful things any bride could dream up. If something looks strangely familiar, you’re not mistaken. BHLDN is another masterpiece from the creative minds of Anthropologie. I got a sneak peak at the Spring 2013 collection consisting of sparkling clutches, gorgeous gowns, stunning jewelry, beautiful home accessories and much more. Here are just a few of my favorites from the collection.
Crystal grey clutch | St. Eramus
Strappy Metalic Rosegold Heels | Andrew Kayla
Chiffon Maxi | Coren Moore
Antique Crystal Bracelet | Jennifer Behr
Crystal Quartz Place Card Holders | CV Maharani
Lipstick Case | Amanda Pearl
Heart & Key Ring Box | BHLDN
These beauties will be available in their stores and online beginning January 2013. Can’t wait!
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I find that my favorite part about home decor and fashion comes is in the details. You can dress up a space or an outfit and make it feel fresh and new with just that little extra something. Aren’t the details what you remember the most?
Jason Home Large Burnished Horn Bowl
BHLDN Bunny Place Card Holders