Welcome or welcome back, friends! I’m glad you stopped by to check out this blog hop because it’s such a GOOD one. Today I’m posting all about how to take on seasonal decor in a more subtle way. Just like you, I’m sure, I’m a big fan of scrolling through Pinterest and other blogs to soak up all the fall decor goodness that is out there. However, when it comes to translating it into my own home, I like to keep it simple. I’m here to show you how you can transform your house into the cozy haven it will be all winter, without sacrificing your style and still get that moody, autumnal feel.
Today I’m teaming up with a group of home decor bloggers to bring you our ideas for using books (vintage and new) in your decor! They’re creative ideas and posts are all linked up at the end of this post, so make sure to check them out. We all remember covering our textbooks in school with brown paper bags, right? I wanted to bring the old-school book cover back with a twist. The technique is pretty much the same, but the materials have been upgraded and the look is more grown up.
4 steps to a diy photo mat
The art on our walls makes a huge impact on the look and feel of the room. It can feel calm and soother, modern, or just plain old dated! It’s so easy to switch things up, but framing can be expensive–so work with what you have and try this trick for making your own photo mat!
Sometimes it’s the smallest items that hold the most value to us. An old photo of loved ones passed or little hand drawn pieces of art from your kids. Why not show off how important they are to you by making them the statement piece? Frame them up in a giant frame, add some drama! It’s a bit more unexpected and certainly draws people in to see what the tiny treasure is in such a big frame!
Have you seen what we did in our kitchen to create a tiny eat-in area? This little cape didn’t have an obvious dining space (at all). We created a beautiful bar in our kitchen to belly up to and eat our breakfast at or put out appetizers for guests and that works great for us on an every day level. (How we created a unique eat-in kitchen)
Are you feeling bored with a room in your house
(or every room? 😉 )
I know the feeling and although it can be really satisfying and fun to paint or to go shop for new accessories or furniture… it can also be really expensive, right? Sometimes that feeling fades too… I’m beginning to think that I’m addicted to change. ANYWAY–maybe a bigger change is necessary! The big change that I’m referring to doesn’t have to cost a thing!
Meet the Shpunts!
How cute are they? Danielle and Jeff bought their dream home not too long ago. Ready for this story? The house was his grandparents’! What’s better than keeping it in the family? The two of them are in the process of revitalizing it and creating their own style with their 2 year-old son, Luke. They’ve rolled up their sleeves and done a ton of so far, like this beautiful powder room makeover: