Home decor may seem frivolous to some, but I see it as a vital piece to my happiness and well being and here’s why. Your home should be a place that you’re drawn to, a place that feels like a vacation from the world in a way. It should be a place you want to escape to, not escape from. Yes, much of that has to do with what you do there and who you share it with, but don’t discount the effect of the actual space itself. If you wake up each day and your first site is a soft, clean, airy space, your mind has one less subject to clutter it. I believe we should create our homes to not only reflect our personal styles and tell our stories, but also to help us relax and unwind. Telling your story doesn’t mean leaving reminding yourself what you wore to work this week because of the piles of laundry covering the floor, or the story of the hobby you gave up a year ago. It should only reflect the pieces of you that bring joy and good feelings. I want to live in a space that GIVES me enough space to be myself. [For my tips on simple-living, click here]
Here, at Indigo and honey, I like to share my tips, inspirations and thoughts on how to create a home that you love. We talk about how to find things that suit your true style, staying in budget, getting organized, decluttering, and more. These things are my passion, but I’ve only really been able to share with you how I apply these principals to our own home, “our little house on the hill”. Today, that’s going to change! I leaked on Instagram recently that I’m doing a couple room makeovers for some friends and asked if you guys would be interested in seeing the process. The answer was a big overwhelming YES! I’m thrilled to share with you how I’m going to transform Deanna and Steven’s master bedroom into a retreat that they’ll love to escape to at the end of each day. Here goes nothing!
Minimalism has become a sort of buzzword over the past couple of years, but the concept has been around for decades.
It’s nothing new, but with growing commercial capitalism, more and more people are seeking out this way of life, including myself. You may have heard of Marie Kondo’s KonMari method or her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or many others. Everyone seems to have a new technique for de-cluttering. I’ve put together what has worked best for me. Whether it’s the headspace you should be in, or an actual checklist, I’ve got it here for you.
If you look around your home and feel overwhelmed by the clutter, this post is for you. We live in a world of consumerism, where shopping is a common pastime, which means we’re consistently adding things on top of things to our homes. We follow trends and the ever-changing likes and dislikes of our culture. We fall into place, yet we keep the old things that are now forgotten or seen as unattractive. That leads to a cluttered mess of things at home.
Ahh, the holidays… nothing brings out the homebody in me more…
She said with a huge smile. I’m so blessed to have a place to retreat to each day that brings me comfort and peace. I truly enjoy spending time at home. I’ve been this way for so long, I can’t remember when it started. I’ve always said “twenty-something on the outside—eighty-five on the inside”. Anyway, when it gets so bitter cold outside, we all spend more time indoors. This year, I was excited as ever to decorate for Christmas, but put out much less than usual. If you’re a regular reader, I’ll sound like a broken record, but… I wanted to keep the noise down. Keep the clutter to a minimum. I put out just things that spark joy! The pretty paperwhites, and twinkly lights do the trick!
The holidays are such a fun time to play with menus, fashion, and home style. It’s a time to try something a little more special than your everyday and be a bit more adventurous. Having company is a great excuse to playing up your holiday table to make your guests feel welcome and special. I’ve put together 3 different looks for your Thanksgiving tablescape this season using items you probably already have in your house and a few unexpected surprises. I’m lucky enough to be doing this with a great group of bloggers again! In the Fall we brought you Decorating with Books and now we’ve joined up again to share some holiday tables with you AND to bring you into our families with some of our own families’ recipes! Welcome and enjoy!