My Dining Chair Upgrade

I’ve been on the hunt for new dining chairs for a while now. I purchased my current chairs when I first bought my house over 7 years ago, and they were just cheap stacking chairs. I liked the modern form and they were within my budget at the time. But, it was time for an upgrade to something a little nicer!

I had a few constraints when looking for a new chair– I really wanted the new chairs to fit my space aesthetically. A lot of dining chairs either felt TOO modern or way TOO traditional for my style. My dining table area is also pretty small, so I needed chairs that would physically fit within the space. My current dining table is also a dark wood, so I wanted any wood accents to coordinate with the wood tone. I also didn’t want to spend more than around $100 a chair.

I was also specifically hoping to find white chairs. I like keeping the space feeling bright and airy, and white would work with any types of table linens across the seasons.

This seems like not that hard of a list of constraints, but it took a lot of hunting to find the right chairs!

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Home Remodel: Where to Save and Splurge

As you can tell from this blog, I have remodeled just about every room in my house—from installing hardwood floors, to new kitchen countertops, to building a custom bathroom vanity, I’ve done it all! Over the years, I have learned some lessons on what is worth spending the extra money, and where you can save some cash!

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Easy Frame Hack for a Stylish Bedroom

Once of my most recent DIY projects was updating the picture frames above my bed. Before, I had one frame that I had painted white. It served its purpose, but it was time for an upgrade.

Before

One way to make your home look stylish and more well designed is large scale art. Statement pieces feel more purposeful and can become the focal point for a room. For my bedroom, I chose 2 large scale skinny gold frames with large mattes to hold a 5″x7″ photo. I loved the contrast of the skinny frame with the thick matte. You can find a similar frame here!

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Stress Free Office Mini Makeover

My company recently announced that we would be working from home for another 9 months. After 6 months of making due in my at home office, I decided that it was time for a little bit of a room makeover. I wanted to adjust the room to more of a permanent office space that worked for my needs.

Before quarantine, I used my office room as more of an extended closet, guest bedroom, but also had a desk space. I rarely worked from home, so I didn’t use the desk space very often. Now that I use the space daily, it was time to adjust. I didn’t end up doing a major makeover, but a few tweaks made the space so much better for stress-free work!

Some easy updates you can do to make major change to your space include:

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How To Style Dec Pillows

I recently decided to overhaul my living room decor. I haven’t updated the room for a while, and was ready for a refreshed look, especially now that I have been spending more time at home.

Because I wanted to invest in some new decor, I took time to think through what I wanted and how it would all look together. Overall, I wanted the room to feel brighter, refreshed, and more pulled together. As I started shopping for pieces, I even created a diagram to help me decide!

When styling a couch with toss pillows, its important to balance whats similar about the pillows and whats different. You want the pillows to feel like they go together, but not be a formulaic copy and paste. Keep reading for my simple equation for styling toss pillows:

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Practically Free Ways to Update Your Home Decor

When times are tough, its hard to budget money for things like home decor. That doesn’t mean you can’t do things to transform and refresh your home! All it takes is a little bit of time and creativity. Below are 5 inexpensive or even free ways to update your decor today.

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