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!
Here’s our bedroom at the top of the stairs. It still surprises me sometimes just how quiet and peaceful this house is. I call the upstairs my ‘cloud’ because of all the light that pours in and the light carpet and paint help 😉 Though the room is still quite simple, it has gone through some changes since we first moved in. This tiny house has tiny stairs…….tiny stairs that won’t fit a tradition box spring up them.
I’ve teamed up with group of talented bloggers to talk to you about our most favorite pieces in our homes. If you home design and have liked my posts, then you’ll love them! (All links will appear again at the end of this post) Layla from My Sunset Avenue, Kellie from Gratefully Vintage, Jessica from Honey n’ Hydrangea, Sarah from She Holds Dearly, Keila from Home and Hydrangeas, Morgan from The White Farmhouse Blog, and Sarah from Little Vintage Nest.
These ladies have been such a joy to collaborate with. The ‘community’ of home design bloggers on Instagram has been such a wonderful surprise to me. There’s a huge sense of support and endless amounts of inspiration. If you share our love of homemaking, you should definitely explore everyone further on Instagram.