Ever get so wrapped up in window shopping that you’ve nearly convinced yourself that you have the income to purchase it all? I do it, all day, everyday. Honestly, browsing the internet/magazines/books etc for inspiration will always be one of my favorite things to do. Dan likes watching sports, I’d rather kick back with 3 new cookbooks and the latest magazines. Now, if you’re not on Pinterest, you may need to push that rock off of yourself, crawl out, and sign up. Pinterest is the obvious mother load of inspiration for every section of life.
Now, with us on the market for a new home, I have gone a wee bit overboard decorating our soon to be forever home (in my mind that is). Oh by gosh by golly, I’ve even tickled with the idea of going back to work part-time just to feed my decor obsession. I know, I know, don’t be so silly Abby. But forgive me, I am a decor lover.
Let’s chat here. Paint colors make me squirm. With sheer delight and extreme fear. With our previous home, painting became a part of our every few month freshen up routine. And while it was nice to give the walls a fresh coat, it was a bit over the top. Our next house, I would like to have less than 4 colors max throughout the home. Not 15 shades of gray sitting in our basement like we did before. I want the decor to speak. The curtains, the art, the bedding. While I do, sincerely love painting trim work, I would prefer that is the only paint well have to refresh every few years.
Decor wise… well my brain is doing cartwheels. To pin down a “style” well, I am just not a fan of that. Modern, traditional, eclectic, country … who cares really. If I like it, love it, want some more of it, I’ll buy it, regardless of whether it fits into a particular category! Let’s face the music here, if you’re an average hard-working family as we, you cannot just re-do rooms left and right. Purchase new furniture at your heart’s content, and make it rain with expensive decor pieces each month. BUT – you can show your house some lovin’ bit by bit. I’m hoping with our next home you will yet again see a transformation happen. With a DIY attitude, you too can make it happen.
Here is a HUGE chunk of my inspiration for our next home (all found via my Pinterest)
ALL of these spaces make my heart jump out of my chest. I am excited to start looking for pieces to put our rooms together!
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