Thursday, October 25, 2012

My design inspiration

One of the easiest ways to make a house your home is design. Things as simple as color, decorations and furniture can really make a place your own.  So with Justin off tearing down walls, this was my first project with the house.

When we lived here the last time around, I felt as though I had my hands tied behind my back. We were too young and financially unstable to buy new furniture, so instead we had hand-me downs. Then, with our multiple moves across the country for four years I hadn’t spent much time on designing our living space because why bother? We’re just going to move again!

But now that we’ve moved back home and we’re a little more financially fit, I’m going to do this right.

I started with seeking out some inspiration. Honestly, I have no idea what my home ‘style’ is. I know I’m not traditional, but that’s about all I know. I researched and scoured other home blogs and websites and found a ton of great stuff. Here are my two favorites:

My favorite personal home design blog: Young House Love (they’re even from Richmond!)
My favorite photo inspiration website: Houzz

I not only found some internal motivation on these sites, but some great ideas of how I’d like to design my own home.

Check these out!

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I’ve honestly spent hours upon hours on these sites (and others) and am beginning to see what my house style is and am leaning toward certain colors and d├ęcor for specific rooms.  But I've still got a lot to figure out before I can actually start painting and decorating our house! Ahh!

This is a very exciting, but also a little bit of a scary process. I want to make sure I'm choosing a style that we can live with, every day, for a long time. Because I sure don't want to have to paint a room more than once!!

*Images all from Houzz.com

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