Welcome to our home! Come on in and take a peak around!
I love to make our house a home. My mom lovingly decorated our home as kids and thankfully she taught me everything I know. We are home a lot and we love to welcome people in all the time. Above all, we hope they know they are loved and at home when they walk in. I want our home to be a haven for our family.
Welcome to our foyer. That chest of drawers holds a lot of meaning (and wrapping paper ;). It used to sit in every house we lived in growing up. We moved around a lot but that piece just feels like a piece of my childhood "home". I was so excited when my mom shared it with us!
Here's a little peak on what sits on top!
First stop is our dining buffet which I just repainted this summer. I used a command hook to discretely hang the wreath (TJ Maxx) from the mirror (which my mom had stored in her garage and let me have :), and then added the cream pumpkin plate and gold candle holders.
Just a touch of fall on the DIY floating shelves we installed in our main floor powder room. We don't have any natural storage so I use that little metal basket to hold extra toilet paper. You can't read the verse in the navy distressd frame but its one of my favorites -- We have this hope as an anchor for the soul Hebrews 6:19a.
I found the navy buffalo check pillow in the Target "Dollar Spot" for $5. There isn't a lot of money in the decorating budget but that makes it more fun. I love to shop thrift stores, flea market type stores, and TJ Maxx. I often just move things I already have around to breathe new life. Do you do that with your kids' toys? I do. You move it and instantly it feels new! It works with decor too! I had to put the pillows BACK on the couch to take the photo...why do they always end up on the ground? (I am looking at your kids!)
I burn candles mostly in the fall and then switch to Christmas candles and then when Christmas is over, candle season is over for me. I do love a spruce, cinnamon or pumpkin candle!
A little bowl of fake gourds. I used to buy real until some went sour one year -- you have never smelled putrid until you smell rotting gourds. I could not figure out what died for a few days. So now fake for the win.
A teeny pumpkin in a glass dome...the dome is originally from Pier 1 but I found it at Salvation Army for 99 cents :). This sits upon our years of blog books...one of my post prized momentos. Sweet memories tucked in those books!
My mom taught me these keys to decorating (Thanks Mom!):
- Mix medias (natural vs. metal, hard vs. soft, tall vs. short).
- work in the power of odd numbers as you add accessories. Group things (3 things, 5 things, etc.)
- Too much can be too much sometimes...I keep it to under 7 things.
- Start with a pile of accessories in one spot (like the kitchen table) and place larger objects first. Then move to smaller items.
- Books are good for adding height, whether you lay them on their side or upright. Plants add great dimension and candles always provide softness and light.
- If at first you don't succeed, move things around until it looks just right to you!
- Sometimes just moving things to new places makes it fun and new (I love to make new furniture arrangements, no need to buy new furniture just move it around)
- Have fun...it's trial and error
Happy Fall - Thanks for stopping by our home. We are thankful to call it ours!
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