Oh Change how we know thee well…
Me & the hubby are too familiar with this lovely word, good & bad we know it well. We recently have been faced with a sudden change that is here before for us like a zit, you knew you were expecting it someday just not so soon. But I will get onto the changes at a later time once we get a grasp of things ourselves.
With the stress & excitement & intimidation of this soon to come Change, we needed some stress relieving. This sounds awful but luckily the Hubby got sick this week (poor hubs) & we both have just been lazy bums & honestly it has been just what we both needed. We are still like AHHH with everything but, rested up & more energy & clearer eyes, we now feel ready to take on these changes (or so we think we feel).
So the first day Chris was sick he slept most of the day. I have a room full of decorations for my house that I’ve been making smaller & smaller by fixing & beautifying our home by hanging things up & such. Well a couple weeks ago I found some frames & made a collage of them in the store on the floor & I was inspired…
What happened next? yep new sheets, a side dresser, a throw, blanket, & a couple throw pillows. I already had the curtain rod from the tapestry I had hung on the wall previously over the bed, the lace curtains my mom mailed to me when we lived in Utah & I was saving them for someday. I also had already purchased the lamp & shade, the big quatrefoil mirror, the Bison skull, most of which were just sitting waiting to be used in my “storage room”. I found the frames & a side dresser & I was inspired & thought of the decorations at home that would blend well with my vision. So this past Thursday while trying to take my mind off things & relieve stress the guest room got a re-transformation.
Its not exactly how I want it just yet but it’ll do for now. I have a lot more things in mind I’d like to add, but things are kind of at a halt for now. Which I don’t mind because I just walk into this room & I am immediately relaxed. I am just drawn to different & Love me some bohemian inspired style. I may not be a gypsy or have had a chance to travel the lands but I wander. In spirit & mind I am always wandering, dreaming up new ideas & goals, striving for new ways to better myself & the life of my family, ways in which even as little as they may be I can make a change & impact the lives of others.
It boggles my mind to think design wise how I have gotten to where I am & shutter to think at where I was. When we first got married I did a vintage style home but I was never happy with it because everything was beige and bland & it seemed more like an antique shop (the bad kind not the good kind) instead of cozy, simple, & refreshing as well as relaxing. & I wasn’t allowed to paint my walls in our apartment so that bummed me out. Then we moved to Texas & lived with my parents for some months & I got to dream up what I wanted our next home to be & I just came back to a bohemian, eclectic, southern, mix of sorts style. There are things I look at that I love & then there are things that I’m just like, I like it but it needs something or a new spot.
***My biggest tip for Decorating fill your home with things you LOVE. NOT temporary things. It drives me crazy when i hear people say well i’ll just get this for now… NO NO & NO!! Don’t spend money on temporary things put that money toward something your Crazy about, save up for what you really want, or hunt on craigslist & make it your own. My goal for my home is to fill it with pretty things whether I find them on the side of the road or I score some more deals at Homegoods. A tip within a tip, choose pieces that tell a story, I found a saying once & it said:
Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, & your house becomes your story.
My sole goal for a home is that, & a home of love filled with love & peace & a place where the spirit can dwell. Those are probably the Best tips I could give anyone in regards to decorating & designing your home.
What are design tips or guidelines you go by in making your house a home?
FINDS: (I tried to hunt down online all that I found because everything I purchased was In Store)
Large Quatrefoil Mirror-Homegoods
Side Dresser- Homegoods
Lumbar Pillow- Homegoods
Square Pillow- Target
Fur Throw- World Market
Alarm Clock- Target
Bison Skull- White Faux Taxidermy
Curtain Rod- Home Goods
Curtains- Gifted by my momma
Brass Armadillo- West Elm
Frame on Side dresser- I bought two of these, one is the top right one in the frame collage this one on the side dresser both of which are from- Home Goods