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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Kitchen Remodel Reveal: Before & Afters

One of the biggest and longest projects I’ve done in my house has been my kitchen remodel. I touched almost every part of the kitchen– from the walls, to the cupboards, counters, and the floor.

The goal of the project was to embrace the midcentury style of the kitchen, but refresh it in a modern way. I wanted to keep the original birch cupboards as-is and design the room around them. I also wanted to brighten up the space to give it a more open and airy look. Finally, I wanted to add my own personal touch on it, to make it feel like it fits my home, and isn’t just a copy paste from something on pinterest.

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My kitchen when I first bought my house!

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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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Finding New Kitchen Hardware

A few weeks ago, I shared that I was looking for new hardware for my kitchen cupboards. Because we are adding 4 new drawers to fill the hole where the dishwasher was, I either had to find matching hardware or replace all of the hardware so it would match.

I thought it would be nice to refresh all of the hardware with a more modern look, and ended up purchasing simple bar pulls. I realized once they arrived that this design would not work in my kitchen because of where the existing holes were placed. The overhang of the pull stuck out over the edge of the doors. Total design fail! I wasn’t too heartbroken, because I felt like they didn’t quite fit the kitchen anyways.

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Choosing A Kitchen Paint Color

I’ve previously shared that I wanted to update my kitchen wall color as a part of my remodel. I like the retro green color that I currently have, but with the refresh of the counters and floors, I wanted to take the time to make the walls look refreshed and modern as well.

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What I’m Loving: Old Fashioned Furniture

I have a soft spot in my heart for antique furniture. Back in the day, it was made so beautifully with quality materials, and it was made to last forever. Now days, a lot of furniture is made to be disposable and just doesn’t have the same beauty. I try to incorporate antique furniture into my home where I can– I refinished my great grandfather’s mahogany dresser, and it’s one of my favorite pieces in my home. Continue reading “What I’m Loving: Old Fashioned Furniture”