Have you noticed the new trend?
Everyone loves to bring nature inside. Adding natural elemants warms up a space and makes a home more welcoming. It also adds green - and I've heard from a few different places that GREEN will be the color for 2017... (Green is one of my favorite colors, so I think green could be the color EVERY year!) :)
I love seeing house plants again. Plants help to purifier the air. Being stuck inside so much in the winter, cleaner air inside can't be a bad thing at all!
Have you also heard of HYGGE? (I have to admit - I don't even know how to pronounce it - lol!) It is all about being cozy in the winter, and bringing the nature in. Ya' think house plants and hygge go hand in hand?
With my distaste for winter, I'm going to hold on to both of these trends and get myself set up for a happier, healthier 2017!
Happy New Year to you!
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Have you noticed these trends? Or other trends? What are you excited about for 2017?
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^ My plans for tonight! :) This rainy, cold, windy winter day, is really dragging me down! Getting cozy by the fire will definitely turn that around! I can already taste the hot chocolate!^
I love to change things in my house, but let's be honest, you cannot do expensive changes too often; sometimes small changes is just what a room needs to help bring it back to life.
^Before^ It was pretty, simple and clean. There was no reason to change it except that I like change! ;)
^After^ I love the look this barn wood adds! Adding the barn wood definately fits with our personalities more! This project actually cost us NOTHING (besides some sandpaper or a lot of sandpaper). A barn in a near by town was being taken down and we were lucky enough to be able to grab some of the wood! After a lot of sanding, the wood was clean and smooth enough to hang on the wall. We pulled the trim off and hung the trim over the new barn wood. Re-caulked and painted the trim and were done!
^Before^ I visited my parents at their new cottage up north this summer. Every single thing on this house was the same color: windows, doors, shutters, siding. It was driving me a bit nuts, so I talked my mom into surprising my dad one day!
^After^ Don't mind the cut trees, they had started some tree work when I took this picture. The blue shutters adds a great and MUCH needed pop of color. It ties in with the awning over the deck. My dad loved what I did so much that he added shutters on the second floor windows as well. I am not sure how much he spent on the wood for those, but to do 12 shutters we used less than 1 quart of paint (less than $15).
^Before^ I love my kitchen, but it just looks unfinished without the backsplash - let's be honest: it was unfinished. (sorry about the not so good picture)
^After^ I love my kitchen even more! :) This was a fairly big project. It took us about 2 days to do it. And was about $1000.00. :( But it was so worth it - I love how it turned out! If you haven't tiled, try to find some one to help you that has, before just diving in. A backsplash isn't super difficult (depending on your tile) but it is expensive to mess up on.
^Before^ This was the first room that I "finished" when we moved into our house. I like how it turned out, but 2 years later, It was time for some updating...
^After^ I am not finished with his room, but I love how his wall turned out!! 2 rolls of tape, about 4 hours of taping & measuring and a gallon of paint later it was finished! I bought a gallon of paint but really only needed half or less of it. Total cost: $60.
I hope that these updates have inspired you to try something new at your home.
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I'm Megan. A wife, a mother of 2 and a home/interior design consultant. I love creating beautiful spaces and beautiful things. Just trying to figure this whole thing out! ;)