Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Cozy Fall Bedroom Refresh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

I am delighted to have been chosen as a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker for the second year in a row! When I started my blog and social media channels about 7 years ago, I had no idea that it would ever become something more than just a fun hobby that friends and family would be interested in!  My love for interior design and decorating started at a very young age...making Barbie houses out of record covers, rearranging furniture and posters in my room almost weekly when I was a teen, assisting my mom with decorating the house for holidays and eventually decorating on a budget when we were a young family just staring out!  Over the years, my taste has definitely changed but I have always had a passion for making my home a cozy, welcoming, pretty space...filled with things that I love that reflect my personal style!  Starting my blog and social media channels has been such an amazing experience.  I have enjoyed connecting with so many others who share my passion!  I have also been very blessed to work with companies who I have loved for years!  I am thrilled to be working with Better Homes & Gardens again because they offer so many amazing products at budget friendly prices!  I am a true believer that you can create a beautiful space without breaking the bank and the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart makes that easy!  I am so happy you are all here and support this passion of mine and I hope I inspire you with your own decorating projects. I look forward to another year of sharing my sponsored projects with you and I am excited to be on the Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker team again!  

This month's project is all about fall!  We were asked to give one area of our home a little fall refresh. I decided my bedroom could use a little update and love the changes I made!  When I think of fall, I think of cozy, soft, textured fabrics, glowing candle light, soft blankets and just a warm and welcoming feeling.  With that in mind, I created a space that incorporates all of those things!

I am so pleased with the end results...


Since I love a neutral color scheme, I am not one to add bold, fall colors.  I went with blush pink to change the look, but as mentioned earlier, I brought in the fall feel with texture.  My goal was to create a calm, cozy, warm space that I could relax in!  The blush pink quilt and shams really set the tone for the new look.  The material is plush velvet on one side and silky on the other.  A reversible quilt is a great option to get two different looks in one! Layering bedding adds another element of warmth, both for aesthetic and function. I went with the velvet side for fall and cannot wait to curl up with it on cool, fall nights! 




A few new throw pillows finished off the look.  The faux fur and chenille fabrics compliment the other textures present in this space.


Link:  Reversible Velvet Quilt

Link:  Velvet Shams

Link:  Faux Fur Pillow

Link:  Damask Throw Pillow

Link:  Similar Headboard

The blush pink creates a subtle contrast mixed with the grays and whites I already had in this space.  Bedding and pillows are easy ways to update a bedroom without spending a lot.  I like to add things I can use with the items I already own. It is fun to mix and match when you want a fresh look!





Another new addition to this space is this cute 3 tiered, mirrored side table.  I love sitting here in the mornings to sip coffee or in the evenings to scroll Pinterest or to read a book! I needed a side table for this area and the shape and size of this one is perfect!  I love the storage space the shelves provide and the mirrored detail adds a little touch of glam!  






To compliment the blush bedding, I added a blush throw pillow and blanket to this area.  I love the pop of color and feel like the room is cohesive now.




To add a little ambiance, I added these battery operated, LED candles to a terrarium I already owned.  I love that they flicker when on and create the same look as a real candle would.  In the evening, they create such a pretty glow!





Link:  Similar Rug



Cozy, calm, warm, and relaxing...my space is already for fall!

It all came together just as I had wished!  On a budget of around $300, my room now has a fresh, fall look!  If you are ready to give your home a fall refresh, check out all the amazing products the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart offers!  

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Boho Chic Study Space: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}


As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog. 

School is back in session and I know for most families that looks a lot different than years past.  We started with virtual for the first 3 weeks, then we will go in person after that...or at least that is the plan for now.  With the future so uncertain, we decided it was a great time to create a quiet and calm study space for my daughter to use.  We found everything we needed from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!  I love their products because they are so affordable and the quality is so great!

We are still waiting on her new chair to arrive, but she loves the way it turned out!  It was fun creating this space since "boho desert vibes" is a little out of my usual design taste.  Her request was "nothing with the paint chipping off"..."something that fits my aesthetic"...whatever that means! Ha, as you can see by her old desk chair, she and I have a little different styles!  We both can agree, that this area turned out adorable!


Since we wanted to utilize this little nook area, I wanted something that combined a desk, storage and style. I love the leaning desk and shelf we found from the Better Homes & Gardens line.  It offers all of those things, but also keeps the area open and airy.  Also, the great thing about these pieces are they are sold separately so you can customize your design to fit your space!




The mixed colors, sleek lines and open shelving fit the look she was going  for...if you have a tween or teen, you know how picky they can be but she loves this new space!  


We wanted to keep the desk surface clutter free, but we did add a trendy, marble base desk lamp for added light and a cute ceramic (toothbrush) holder to keep pencils and pens handy!


To style the shelves, we chose items that could pull double duty as storage and décor.  The stackable canisters keep markers and crayons corralled and the adorable llama planter holds her decorative, washi tape collection.






On the other side, we used a divided basket to hold more art supplies.  My daughter spends most of her free time creating, coloring, painting and crafting.  This basket keeps all her goodies all nice and organized.




While out shopping, my daughter and I took a stroll down the candle aisle and found the Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy candle line.  These smell so good and the scents are so calming.  She decided we "needed" to grab one since it matched the décor so well.  Hoping this candle helps calm us from the stress of virtual learning!




To keep all her folders, binders, workbook and spirals accessible, but hidden, we used this cute, fabric storage box.  The fun, metallic pattern fit her "aesthetic", as she says, and it serves the purpose well!





Since she follows a regular school schedule, she has a few minutes between classes, so we grabbed some cozy pillows where she can cozy up for a quick break! 




This project was so much fun to complete!  I love doing projects that are different than my typical style.  It is also fun to work with my daughter to create a space she loves!  While we wait to see what the rest of the school year holds, I love that she has a cute, calm and clean space to start her 7th grade year in!



If you are needing to create a study space in your home, make sure to check out the great products from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart! Their line is full of quality products for very reasonable prices! 

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

One Small Space, Two Functions: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!


Hey, guys!  I am so excited to share this project with you. It was something that I should've done a long time ago, but it took being at home for 3 months to make it a priority.  I think the outcome shows what a huge impact just a few changes can make in a small space.  With the help of a few new things from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart,  my home office sitting area now doubles as a small home gym area.  I absolutely love the way it turned out.  

There were just a few things I needed to transform this space.  A large mirror, a durable area rug and a storage space that would hide all my workout gear!  The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart had everything I needed and their reasonable prices worked well with my budget. 




I went with a beautiful, but durable, outdoor rug for this space.  The great thing about this rug is I can take it outside and hose it down if need be.  The colors and pattern go perfectly with the other furniture and decor I already had in this space.  

Link:  Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Are Rug

I also purchased this gorgeous, tufted storage ottoman for style and functionality.  It is a great place to store all my workout gear and can be easily moved out of the way when it is time to work out.  The tufting and nail-head trim add interest to the space and the size was perfect!  I absolutely love the way it looks in this room!

Link:  Tufted Storage Ottoman- 4 colors






Loving the new look of my sitting area!  

Link:  Knit Throw Pillow
Link:   Similar Arm Chair

Cozy, textured pillows keep the room looking warm and inviting!  I have a feeling I might spend more time relaxing in this space than working out! 



The last big item I added is leaning mirror. The metal, rivet details tie in well with the nail-head trim on my ottoman and chairs and I love the barnwood color finish.  

Link:  Rivet Leaning Mirror






Another bonus to adding the mirror is that it makes the space look a lot bigger!

I kept the decor simple since it will be moved frequently.  The galvanized tray makes it simple to move when I need to access my weights!  The cute wood and ceramic pieces are actually oil diffusers and keep the room smelling wonderful!  I added a candle holder I already had to complete the look.  Simple accessories can make a huge difference!





Link:  Wicking Flower Diffusuer
Link:  Floral Diffuser - Large
Link:  Floral Diffuser - Small
Link:  Galvanized Metal Tray
Link:  Similar Style Candle Holder








Since I think every room needs a natural touch, I brought in a pretty planter and fern.  I love the terrazzo design  on the planter and the colors are perfect in here! 

Link:  Terrazzo Planter

Now the room is complete and functions as both a little workout area and an office sitting area, I feel like I will use it so much more!  Jut proof you do not have to have a huge space to make a big impact...sometimes you just have to get creative! 

Now I have no excuse to skip a workout...




Having such a pretty space to be in will hopefully keep me motivated to get my workouts in!





I am so glad I got the project completed and this room functions as so much more than my office now.  Everything I added goes so well with the desk area in this space, too!










Don't be discouraged if you live in a smaller home or have a small area in your room that is unused...you will be surprised at what you can achieve by adding a few new items that fit your needs! Always work with the space you have and make the most if it!  I highly recommend checking out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart for your next project! 


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Weekend Porch Refresh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Weekends are for impromptu porch makeovers, or at least this weekend was!  This makeover was one of those things that wasn't really on my to do list, but when I came across this macramé hanging chair from the Better Homes & Gardens line from Walmart, I decided it would be perfect for my porch!  After some drilling, some spray painting and some planting, my front porch is an inviting spot that welcomes you when you come over and is the perfect spot for me to enjoy my morning coffee!  I am so excited with the way it turned out!

Here is the before look...I love the bistro set but truth be told, those chairs just weren't comfortable.  




One day while browsing the Better Homes and Gardens outdoor furniture line for fun, I fell in love with their egg chair!  I wanted this chair so bad, but it was just too large for my space. This is what prompted me to want to do something new on my porch, I just didn't know what.  I wanted something kind of unique and unexpected, so when I came across the macramé hanging chair, I decided it would be perfect!



Since I have a pretty small space to work with, this chair is the perfect size.  Since it hangs, it gives the space a light and airy feel.  The macramé weave, pretty tassels and round shape add a whimsical touch.  I absolutely love it! Hoping my HOA feels the same and doesn't ask me to take it down!



 
The great thing about the chair is it comes with the hardware to hang it and the seat cushion!  The only thing I had to buy was the chain.  I found it for less than $3 at my local home improvement store.

The two darling, outdoor pillows finished off the look and were reasonable priced at under $15/each!


Link:  Tassel Swing Chair





I had a feeling I would be spending lots of mornings out here enjoying my coffee so I decided a small side table was a must.  This adorable, textured garden stool was the perfect solution.  The subtle design and texture adds some interest and compliments the chair!



If you live in Texas, you know the mosquitos are out in full force so I also picked up the cutest citronella candle.  Of course, I had to get one that went with the vibe I was going for.  Hopefully this will deter the mosquitos and I can enjoy the space in the evenings as well!


Once I had the porch all styled, it was time to accessorize!  Just a few potted plants and some lanterns were just enough to make the space look welcoming!





See those black, fluted planters?  Well they used to be brown.  The easiest little DIY transformation took place using a can of black spray paint I had in my garage, some chalk rock from my back patio and little dirt!  Seriously, the easiest DIY ever and I love how it turned out.  I just sprayed the pots black, waited an hour for it to dry, then took some damp potting soil and rubbed it all over the pots to give them an old, distressed look!  I finished it off by using the rock to "sand" the edges and on a few spots around the pot.  After a quick rinse, I added plants and called it done!

Before:  I actually like this color, but wanted more contrast for my space.



After:



Find the pots here...

(I could not find the link for the large one, but you can find them in store!)

Along with the planters, a few pretty lanterns completed the look.  At night time they add the prettiest glow.  Of course I will probably not leave these out all of the time, but will definitely use them when we are enjoying an evening out front or when I am welcoming guest into my home!  When I am not using them out here, I can use them indoors or on my back patio!  I love buying things that can be used in a variety of ways.







The white, lattice lanterns came with batter operated candles inside.  I love that they flicker and create the prettiest glow!  To bring in a little more soft light, I added fairy lights to the black lantern. Aren't they fun?

Shop these items here...

Link:  Lattice Lantern - Small
Link:  Lattice Lantern - Large






I am seriously smitten with this porch at night...




Not so bad for a quick weekend refresh and easy DIY!  I couldn't be more pleased with the new look!

Before:






If a weekend patio or porch refresh is in your future, I highly recommend checking out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!  I absolutely love their line of high quality products for such great prices!  They have a wide variety of products that fit all styles. 

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