With baby girl on the way, we’ve been shifting some things around at home. We’re not quite to the stage of baby-proofing, per se, but there are changes we’ve made to make our home a bit more family-friendly. I’m talking functionality, storage and layout. My husband and I have lived together now for about 6 years and our priority at home has always been comfort, but it’s always been the two of us. We were fine with shamelessly eating dinner at the coffee table most nights and we have always had the run of the land as far as closet space and storage. Now we’re thinking about things like, more floor space for play time, more storage for toys and swaddles, family dinner at a table, etc. I thought you might find it interesting if you’re a new mama too, or just love a good dose of home decor! This is about functionality and layout of the house, not about baby gear storage or nursery reveals… just yet.
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.