As the colder weather approaches and the holidays are in sight, what is better than cozying up around the fireplace? The sounds, the glow, the warmth- you really can't beat it. Right around this time of year, we start using our fireplace pretty much daily. Not only is it efficient on the cold winter days, but it just looks so pretty! As a stylist, one of my favorite areas of the home to decorate for the holidays (and in between) is the mantle and fireplace surround. Not only is it a focal point, but there are so many ways to style and restyle this area of your home- and you don't need to break the bank doing so.
Some of my go-tos when it comes to styling our fireplace: (and yours!)
BRING ON THE COZY
Blankets, pillows and poufs. You need 'em! Not only do they add texture and comfort, but they can be such an easy and affordable way to change out your vibe for each season. You can never have too many! (Just don't ask my husband...)
PUT THE FUN IN FUNCTION
Be realistic. While you obviously want your home to be a show stopper, you DO still live there- so it should be 'functional decor'. What do I mean by this? For example, a fireplace cover. Not only are they recommended for safety reasons, but they can be super fun and stylish as well.
SWITCH IT UP FOR THE SEASON
Add seasonal decor. During the autumn months, I love to decorate with muted florals, pumpkins (lotsss of pumpkins...), and yummy scented candles. A great way to add color and texture to your mantle is by adding floral garland!
KEEP IT ORGANIZED
A great way to keep the clutter to a minimum is to make sure everything has it's own place. Those throw blankets we talked about? Keep them in a stylish basket. Have a wood burning fireplace? Stack the logs in a modern wood rack and refill as needed.
Is your home in need of a restyle? Luckily for you, I have already done the leg work and rounded up some of my favorite items from Wayfair. Feel free to shop the items below and give that fireplace the cozy refresh it needs! Happy Sunday, friends!
Hello and happy Wednesday! As you can see by the title, today I am sharing my Wal-Mart favorites with you. Yes, you heard me right... Wal-Mart. If you're like me, you may have already noticed the new Wally World ads on your social media accounts where they are advertising super trendy and modern home decor and furniture. The first time I saw one of the ads I had to do a double take. Actually, lets be honest... the first FEW times I saw the ads I had to make sure I was seeing correctly- I couldn't believe my eyes. Wal-Mart?! Are they finally stepping their game up or what is going on here? Well, it appears as thought they are and I am HERE FOR IT.
Not only does their website offer many decor styles such as Farmhouse, Traditional, Boho, they also have a lot of Mid-Century, Scandinavian, and Modern decor as well. And the best part? Most of these goodies are at famously affordable Wal-Mart prices. Woop woop! If they keep this up, I think they may just be giving 'ol Target a run for their money! ...Did I just say that?
Luckily for you, you don't need to spend hours searching the web to find some of the best pieces Wal-Mart has to offer, because I already did that for you! I have gathered my top 30 favorites pieces all the way from wall-art and vases, to lighting and furniture so that you guys can shop directly! And trust me, there is more where these came from!
I should also point out that in no way is this post sponsored by Wal-Mart! I just had to share with you guys- it's only fair! HA
Happy shopping, friends!
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Hello friends and happy Friday! If you are anything like me this may come as a big surprise to you- but H&M is killing it in the home decor game. We've all shopped their clothing for years but who knew they had such a great decor selection on their website!? (Affordable too!) I personally have never seen any of these items in store, so when I was browsing their site and came across their "Home" section I was beaming with excitement- which is why I have pulled all of my favorites together for you! I am sharing everything from kitchenware to bedding and hope that you share in my enthusiasm. Click through the scrollbar under each photo to shop directly!
Bedding and Throw Blankets
Towels and Curtains
Pillow Covers and Seat Cushions
Rugs and Kitchen Linens
Well, hello there! Today is November 5th... and do you know what that means? That'sss right... The new and highly anticipated 'Hearth and Home' line is now available at your local Target store. WooHoo!
If you're anything like me, you have been looking forward to this date ever since you heard the exciting news a couple of months ago. And if you haven't heard of Hearth and Home- that's okay. Here is something that I KNOW you've heard of. "Joanna Gaines" - "JoJo and Chip" - "Chipper Gaines". You know, the Waco, Texas husband and wife dream team seen on HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper'. Hearth and Home is their new line exclusively with Target stores. Oh, and by the way.. if you haven't heard of JoJo and Chip, then I'm not sure what rock you've been living under, but what I do know is that you will fall in love with them along with the rest of the world.
Right around the time that the news broke about Fixer Upper filming its final season, Target announced that they had teamed up with the farmhouse-loving duo to bring us an affordable line with similar aesthetics to the Gaines' other popular line, 'Magnolia Home'. Because today is the release date, I have yet to see any of the new line in person, but I have spent a good amount of time on Target's website checking it out, and you guys- JoJo did not disappoint!
In true Joanna Gaines fashion, the Hearth and Home collection contains a lot of black and white, natural wood, faux greenery, and galvanized metal pieces. There are also a lot of amazing leather goods, cozy pajamas, and fabulous gift giving ideas. The best news, is that this line is priced much more affordably than the Magnolia Home line and that in and of itself is a WIN!
The whole point of this blog post? I have pulled together all of my favorite items from the line and saved you the time and hassle of doing it yourself. Now I know you probably love a good Sunday Target trip as much as the next chick, but sometimes its just nice to stay cozied up and buy from the comfort of your own home. Plus, this way you don't have to worry about your favorite item selling out before you can make it to your local store! -because trust me, these items WILL sell out. Oh, and another bonus? All of the pieces that I am sharing below can be used year-round! Who doesn't love that?
Shop this post directly by clicking on the items in the slideshow, and beat the crazy lines!
scroll through the photos to see all 20!
Hey, friends! If you guys are anything like me, then throw pillows are your JAM. I live by the notion that you can never have too many, and that I need them in every shape, size and color. Now, trying to convince my husband of that notion is a whole other story. I have storage bins in my attic just filled with pillows and covers from seasons past, waiting to make their appearance again. BTW, is there a decor hoarders anonymous that anyone knows of? Just asking for a friend...
Don't have quite the obsessive throw pillow collection like I do? Good for you. When searching for the perfect fluffy accessory, you will want to keep in mind how often you will be using it. Obviously pillows with snowmen and reindeer won't, or shouldn't be greeting your guests in the middle of July. But good news! There are staples that will look great January through December, and will in turn save you some moo-lah.
Luckily for you, I have saved you the shopping time, and am sharing a few of those very staples below. I've browsed a few of my favorite home stores to find the best deals and styles and am letting you in on what I've found. These 10 pillows have me totally swooning and guess what... they are ALL under $30! Yup. Not only are they affordable, but with neutral colors such as these, I believe that you can style and then restyle with these same cushions all year round. Win- Win! Or at least you can tell that to your hubby...
Check out the links below this image to shop these babies directly, and leave a comment letting me know which one is your favorite!