Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spring Cleaning Tips

Though Spring is still not upon us, it is never too early to expend the mental energy to clean. I am someone that has to be in the mood to clean, and believe me, that mood doesn't hit often. :) Here are some tips and tricks to help beat the winter blues and get a jumpstart on Spring cleaning!

  • Figure out what clothes you actually wear. It is time to get rid of the t-shirt from tenth grade that hasn't fit since freshman year of college. Clean. Out. The. Closet.
  • If you pick something up, put it back where you got it. The simple rule of cleanliness that is oftentimes seems like absolute hardest.
  • Look at the things you have! Oftentimes, we buy, buy, buy and never actually need or discard. Start donating something every time you buy something new. Not only this help with your budget, but it will help make sure that you don't have unnecessary clutter.
Good luck with cleaning, my friends!

Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Decorate a Home Office

Sometimes, the best place to work is away from the office. In order to best accomplish that, a home office is the best option. In many spaces, there isn't an extra room to delegate for an office. There are a few steps that allow for an ideal office no matter where the desk is located.

1. Designate a space
2. Surround yourself inspiration
3. Organize, organize, organize!
4. Be comfortable in the space!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wall it up, Gallery Style

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase your style, while filling up that pesky wall that just looks a tad too empty. There are many variations of gallery walls that will help you abode get a little bit of spice. There are a variety of gallery wall styles...let's take a look at the most popular and help you figure out your ideal look.

  • The Grid
       This may be my worst nightmare. I am, unfortunately, not someone that likes order or themes              with my decorations. That is not discounting how beautiful this style can look though!

  • The Stagger
This is the most common gallery wall format. It provides the opportunity for frames to be hung up in an asymmetrical way, while still looking elegant and fashionable.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Old Furniture, New Life

Have you ever seen a piece of furniture that looks like it's stuck in the 1950s--and not in the mid-century modern style. The good news is that sometimes all a piece of furniture needs is a new coat--whether it be paint or fabric.

That is why today I am going to be talk about reupholstering furniture. It is one of the most overlooked, but cheapest, alternatives to giving a piece of furniture a new identity. Reupholstering furniture breathes new life into a piece and provides the ability to match to your decor. On lucky occasions, you won't even  have to call up your local seamstress to help you out. Look at some of these successful bloggers that other DIY-ers have completed!

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Me

...at least for the first few weeks! :) What are your New Year Resolutions? As it's the time to focus on change, I'm going to try my hardest to implement a little bit of change to this blog.....by blogging more! I can't promise anything, but I will try my hardest!

The focus of today's post is do-it-yourself projects! These simple DIY projects will add a touch of the season into your home, and won't break the bank.

This is simple, and gorgeous. By adding a few pieces of wood into an existing planter, along with some garland and battery operated lights, you have a quick, easy, and beautiful statement piece. Place this simple, elegantly rustic decor on your porch or walkway, and you'll have all your guests asking where you bought it. :)

A little piece of wood, some chalkboard paint, and twine: all that is needed to create a rustic, simple welcome sign. As showcased above, this project is one that even beginner DIY-ers can accomplish. Have fun!

This is the perfect project for one that loves a hot glue gun craft. Simply visit your local arts and craft store and purchase the needed supplies. After that, hot glue the berries to the letter of your choice! A simple project can lead to an elegant, personalized door decoration.

Have fun, and please share your DIY successes!