How to Get My Home Decor Style

Over the last few years of owning my home, I have crafted my home from being a broke 23 year old trying to decorate with a budget of $0, to finally being able to invest more into intentional decor pieces. I’m still all about that budget life, but it’s enjoyable to be able buy things instead of just piecing together hand-me-downs.

I’ve finally been able to create my own personal style in my home, and wanted to share my top tips for creating a stylish space.

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My Favorite Things

The other day, I was telling my coworker about how much I love the Target Beauty Box, and she had never heard of it! I realized that I don’t talk about some of the products that I’m obsessed with, and should really start sharing the products that I can’t live without (because we all know I shop enough to try it all!).

Here’s all the deets you need to know about the Target Beauty Box and a few of my other favorite things.

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Debunking Pinterest Home Style Myths

Pinterest is full of amazing home inspo, but it can also be full of style “rules” that people think they have to follow in their own space. The truth is, each space is unique and there is not set of rules that applies to everyone’s space or personal style.

Keep reading to see some of the biggest myths debunked, and what you should really think of when decorating your space.

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Tour My Spring Decor Refresh

It’s always so refreshing to take down all of the holiday decor clutter and start with fresh decor. This year, my christmas tree was so dead that I had to take it down the day after Christmas and decided to pack up all of the holiday decorations along with it. It was nice to take the time to neatly put away everything (and even label the boxes!).

Since it’s still winter in Minnesota, I felt like I couldn’t come out with full-fledge spring decor. I stuck to more of a minimalist look grounded in white with a few hints of spring.

Tour My Spring Decor | Style & the Suburbs

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10 Secrets for First Time Home Buyers

I bought my house at the ripe old age of 22, and 6 years later consider myself quite the expert on all things home related. I ended up in a very strange situation of being able to buy a home built and owned for over 50 years by a family friend. My parents almost bought the house back when I was in highschool because they loved it so much, and the original owner ended up passing away and selling the house to someone else. 6 years later, I was in the market for my first home, and it ended up being for sale again! It all feels like a lot of fate, but I absolutely adore my house and yard. And of course, it is the inspiration for Style & the Suburbs after all!

Garden Makeover | Style & the Suburbs

Knowing what seemed important to me when I was first looking for a house and realizing what is really important to me now that I own it, I feel like there are a lot of secrets or advice that first time buyers don’t think about. Here are my top tips for first time buyers to end up in a home they love now and years from now:

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Garage Door Refresh

As I was doing my yearly cleaning of the siding on my house, I noticed that my garage door was starting to look really dingy, even after I cleaned it, and I knew it was time for a refresh!

After cleaning, I wiped it down with a liquid sanding solution and let that dry, and then refreshed with white paint. It took 2 heavy coats of paint to get even coverage across the texture of the garage door, and I made a lot of effort to do a neat job around the seals on the edges, so it ended up being a much bigger project than I had anticipated!

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