Friday, January 23, 2015

How do you stay organized?

With all the big changes in our home there is a lot going on! Sometimes staying on top of it all can get a little overwhelming, so I thought I'd ask my readers what they do to stay organized!

Organize your time!
via bhg

Are you the kind of person that has to write everything down in one specific place like a calendar or a journal?

Do you find yourself using sticky notes more than anything?

Would you not function without Google Docs and spreadsheets?

IHeart Organizing: UHeart Organizing: A Delightfully Organized Desk
via iheartorganizing

I'm curious! Whats your system and is it working?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inspiration for a modern but traditional space

Sometimes putting two styles together just creates a masterpiece. It's interesting to see couples who have totally different taste bring them together and make something beautiful out if. Here's some inspiration for you on mixing modern and traditional:

Nautical Color Scheme
via bhg

love this mix of modern + traditional
via designsponge

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our favorite DIY projects - I guarantee these will inspire

I've spent a while gathering up my favorite DIY projects for around the home.  Some are quick and easy, some are more involved.  The winter is a great time to tackle a lot of these since you are stuck in the house anyway.  Just make sure that if you do any requiring paint, chemicals, etc., that you have proper ventilation - and have fun!

Curtains aren't cheap, and if you like to change them up frequently, your wallet can really take a hit.  I wanted ikat curtains but didn't want to cough up the bucks, so I eventually found a great deal on fabric and sewed them.  Another great option is to buy some cheap curtains (or twin flat sheets from walmart) and paint them.  I love the ones above.  See how to do it here.

See how to do it here.

via Buzzfeed via Apartment Therapy

Hide your unsightly router in decorative boxes or cut out an old book.  I love this idea because I hate my router being in plain site.  I would make the ventilation holes in the back of the boxes larger though, and make sure that in the beginning you check the router frequently to make sure it's not overheating.

 I also hate a clutter of devices on my desk or counter charging.  Creating a charging drawer is such a clever idea.  Learn how here.

You can use the same concept for a printer, though it may be harder to find a drawer large enough.  Can you tell I don't like electrical clutter?  Learn how here.

Since we just opened up up living room and dining room into one open space, we are going to have to paint.  Our ceilings are quite low, and I've heard that half-painting a wall or leaving white stripe at the top gives the illusion of higher ceilings.  Thoughts? via At Home In Love

Old, ugly doors? Tell me about it - my house is full of them.  I've been looking for some ways to spruce them up.  See how here.

This is a great one.  Make a tiled mirror like one seen in Pottery Barn for $10 with supplies from the dollar store.  See how here

Paint those old vinyl floors?  I have to admit, the results look amazing, but this one is obviously more involved, and you would want to research how durable it is before taking on all the work.  Learn how here.

What do you think?  Interested in trying any of these out?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Not Your Traditional Nightstands!

Sometimes using an item that's not originally for it's intend can be a great surprise and fun feature to your room! I've found a few alternatives to use for your nightstand that you might find inspiring. Take a look around your home now, I bet you could find a few pieces you already own that would make a great nightstand:

Built by You: Simple Yet Super DIY Furniture Projects for the Bedroom | Apartment Therapy

Wooden crates are not something new, but I love how they incorporated a light in it and made the boxes able to turn. This piece is definitely makes a statement!

A trash can turned upside down. Simple and Genius.

Reusing cinder blocks to create a nightstand is pretty brilliant!

DIY vintage suitcase table- I may have just found the nightstands I was looking for to complete my guest bedroom!
via paperblog

Making your own nightsand out of something you might have lying around the house. This is seriously creative and a great way to hide clutter in the suitcase itself!!

Who would have thought to use a barrel as a nightstand? I love the spray painted black, you could do so many things with a barrel. 

Cutting a table in half? It's the perfect way to make an interesting nightstand out of something that you may already have. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Refresh for 2015

If you are looking for a way to refresh for 2015, I have a few products to inspire you! 

Daisy Pillow in Coral
Accent pillows are great for refreshing a space with a little extra color and pattern. They are affordable, low commitment design pieces, but make a great impact on a room's overall style.

Etoile Wall Decor
Wall decor is a great way to fill dull and empty space in your home. Amp up the style factor of a room and bring an otherwise forgettable wall to life with these wonderfully versatile wall stars. Arrange all twelve on one wall, or group them separately throughout the home.

Tribal Lamp
One of the easiest ways to brighten up and refresh a room is to add a little light. This lamp not only adds just the right amount of light, but also lends a good deal of style to any space.

Rose Window Rug in Grey
You can elevate the look of a room without having to change anything in it when you add a beautiful rug. Existing furniture and accessories are given new life when resting on this gorgeous rug. 

Shibori Boxes
If clutter is keeping your space from being as beautiful as it should be, it's time to refresh. Decorative boxes provide a perfectly stylish storage solution. Attractive and functional, these boxes will keep your table tops and landing spaces beautiful and clutter-free.

Aluminum Spry Vases
Another quick and simple way to refresh your home is by adding fresh flowers. Whether you pick them from your own yard or grab a small bouquet at the market, flowers are a fresh and natural way to brighten up a space. Vases and containers that look equally beautiful when filled or empty, like the Spry Vases, are a great addition to any room. 

You can find all of these pieces at a Global Views retailer near you! Which one is your favorite?


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