Buying a home can be a daunting task in and of itself. You can't just return it if you decide you don't like it in a few days, not to mention you could be signing away 30 years of your life. Once you have accomplished the buying process the decorating process comes, and that can be even harder than the actual buying process. Trust me, I understand! So today I am sharing some of my tips how how to turn that blank slate into a home.

1. If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

Oh how true this statement is. Our house has been changed up many times, in order to find the perfect  arrangement that works for us. Our formal living room has been rearranged atleast 10 times, and if the couches weren't so heavy, I might have rearranged them even more! But this doesn't just apply to your furniture, but also your decor. 

Truth be told, I have a closet full of decor that I have purchased and have decided that I no longer want to use it in my house. I also have 2 glass top end tables that I bought for $15 in the attic just waiting for a good home. The point is, you can mix it up, you can change your mind and you don't have to spend a fortune to do it! A lot of the stuff in my home was from a thrift store or an antique store!

Like my favorite coffee table, it was less than $10, and after some love it is just as good as new!

This chair was also from a thrift store! Some paint and new fabric leftover from our curtains and it becomes a beautiful piece that works in our home. 

2. Be Creative

With all the ideas out there on Pinterest, it can be hard to be creative and make your own design. One time, I decided to do this really awesome Pinterest project, and it turned out well, but every time I looked at it all I could think about was that it looked like it belonged in someone else's home. It didn't fit our home or our style at all! So, that really taught me that I have to be creative and design our space for what it is, not for what someone else's space looks like. 

I looked high and low for a desk that was as big as I needed, but still cute. After looking and not being able to find it, I just decided to make my own!

3. Rome wasn't built in a day!

Your home decor doesn't have be done overnight. It could take a month, two months, maybe even a year to get it all completed and thats ok. I just got my "dream dining room chairs" a few weeks ago, and we have had this house for over 3 years! 

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This wall in our living room has also been pretty much blank since we moved in. I am so glad that I took the time to find what I wanted for this space. I love it, and it fits our style! 

Make your house, your home. Stay true to your family and your needs. No one else knows what works best for your family more than you do!

Happy Decorating!

1 comment :

  1. First of all, I LOVE your desk. That is exactly what I've been planning for my office, I just need to find the perfect table! Secondly, I totally agree with all of these points, especially the first one! Our home is in a constant state of being redecorated. I'm always moving around the pieces of furniture that I can move myself & our garage is full of pieces that need to be redone :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista