While we normally aren’t spending ALL our time at home (these really aren’t the most normal of times, right?), we are big advocates of loving where you live, and helping you create that look to feel the love.
So instead of scrolling away wishing, wondering, and hoping for new ways to #getthelook, we’ve got a few fast & easy ideas on how to #hunkerhome, create a home for real life, and get it done. Your home is the place to create warm family memories, sink into a casual, cushy sofa with your all your favorites, enjoy life and relax. So, c’mon, let’s get started…it’s time to love your home.
Pssst…and just in case you missed it, we shared some favorite inspo on Easy Design Twists, to inspire putting a new spin on an old space (right here).
1. Edit, edit…and then edit again
Definitely not sexy, but mandatory. We have things out and around the house that we don’t even see anymore. Corral your stuff–that stuff on a shelf, in a corner, on a countertop– into one of three places: 1. out in the open so you can see it and love it, 2. tucked away for when you need it (but don’t need to see it daily), or 3. in the donation bin.
2. Paint it
Paint has the superpower to instantly transform any space…which is why paint is our favorite tool in the toolbox. Did you know we just released a guide of our go-to paint colors? Click here to join our email list and get your copy…in the meantime, take a look at how a little paint goes a long way.
3. #wfh, in real life
The struggle is real, but we promise: with a little thinking outside the box, a good sized-table (located near an outlet…extra points if it’s in front of a window), a comfy chair, and one or two unexepcted accents, make working from home even more appealing.
Lastly, wander outside…
Outdoor rooms are definitely a thing, so let’s give them a little well-deserved attention. Bring the indoors out and start using–really using–any outside area to get some fresh air. Set up a conversation spot (sofa, chairs, a place to put your feet up), a dining table to eat under the star…new lighting, some fresh pillows or even a few lanterns will invite you out and ask you stay a while.
Real life is messy, but your home is definitely an “essential” spot. Some easy ideas to help? Filling your home with items you truly love, employing a few well-placed baskets, and exercising some tough-love edits can go a long way to help you get that designer look we all want. And, we’d argue, you might even love where you live.
Still need a little help? We’re always just a click away…let’s chat!