You probably know by now that I like to decorate! I enjoy watching the trends for home style come & go. I like to mix modern & farmhouse decor with a splash pattern! Keeping up with trends can be an investment but I don't treat it that way. I love to search for home items that achieve the same look without overspending. Usually I will piece together things I find from various stores with items I already own. This keeps decorating fun with less stress!!
Here are some recent finds that will have your spaces feeling stylish yet approachable. Let's face it......one of the kids WILL spill something on my $15 table runner but I won't feel like crying over it! Our family has seen many place mats over the years.
All item names below act as links. These are also items that you might be able to find similar options at resale shops or other discount stores. Let this act as an inspiration for your future shopping!
I hope this serves as a fun source of inspiration for any small home purchase!
Previous home decor posts from HOUSE ON THE HILL:
Refresh: Fireplace Styled for Summer
Mixing High & Low Home Decor
Currently Loving: Linen & Gold
Have you ever wondered..."How could I quickly give ____ an update without putting forth max effort or cash?"
I have this thought ALL the time. Ha! Luckily, I have become quite skilled in the area of mini-makeovers or as I like to call it "mini refresh."
I wanted to spruce up my fireplace in the living room to add a lighter/brighter feel. It's current state was not inspiring! Let's be honest, the before picture in this refresh is post-Christmas defeat + quarantine boredom! After Christmas, I usually am so worn out that whatever I see first ends up replacing the stockings! As long as it doesn't resemble Christmas I feel satisfied for a few months. Couple that with quarantine later on and you have the before! At one point in the spring I added a few different things but I never finished (hence quarantine boredom & lack of outside sources). So I needed a plan I could stick to......
It is a difficult area because it is...
- dominated by a t.v. & speaker
- surrounded by various textures that can become very manly
My goals for this area were:
+ light colors, mostly white
+ add in different textures of glass
+ use 90% pre-owned items (modify if necessary)
+ use Pinterest for inspo.....of course!
I did a tiny DIY with some random glass vases from around the house. I used spray paint with a matte "chalk" finish. I wasn't sure which shapes or textures I wanted yet so I grabbed a few. I will use the other items somewhere else in the house. I am in no way an expert in this area but it was fairly easy & affordable!
I am loving this mini refresh! I think it will get me through until early fall. I like to keep things for 3-4 months if possible. It keeps me sane & inspired! The only new thing I purchased for this refresh (other than the spray paint) was the basket on the hearth. It will function as storage for magazines & small books. Every other item was something I already had, painted or moved from another space/storage. I only had to rummage through my glass recycling once for the wine bottle. :) The random books were stripped of their covers & turned backwards to add height for the vase. The picture frame is one I purchased earlier in the year. Which happened to come with the orange background picture & I never wanted to change it!
The final result incorporated:
+ Lots of white (matte & shiny)
+ Various textures (glass, concrete, basket, greenery, books)
+ Function (basket)
+ Homey touches (candles, Joanna Gaines??)
I have my eyes on our half bath downstairs next.....
I hope this inspires you to do a mini refresh in some area of your home! Send me pictures or tag me in your stories on Instagram or Facebook!
Hi I'm Kelsey.
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