Bathroom Remodel Update

We have officially kicked off the bathroom remodel! When I first bought my house, I did a little freshening up of my bathroom, but the time has come for a bigger overhaul. The parts of the bathroom that really need to be redone are the vanity, mirror, and floor.

The vanity and mirror were there when I bought my house and have seen better days. The mirror is made out of laminate particle board, which just doesn’t wear well in a bathroom. I suspect the vanity is original to the house and the wood is pretty gross and the top is a yellowed stone. I put in a new floor the first time I did my bathroom, but I just went with a basic tan tile. It’s not the worst look, but I would like something a little nicer and updated.

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Dreamy White Interiors

One of the easiest ways to decorate a room is to base it all in white. It’s the simplest color choice you will ever make! White is timeless and really easy to style with other neutrals or pops of color. The color also looks beautiful with natural wood tones, especially wood flooring. I don’t have any all white rooms in my house, but some of these inspiration images have me rethinking my color palette!

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How to Style a Side Table

Buying nice home decor is enough of a challenge, but sometimes styling it once you get it home can be even harder. Being able to style decor is what can take your house from plain to instagram worthy. Some people have a natural gift to make things look pulled together, but for some, it’s a challenge.

This guide will help you style any type of side table– from an console table to a night stand. The styling principles can also be used for just about any part of your home.

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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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