July 19, 2012

5 Ways to Love Your Space

 (Image via Glitter Guide)

Do you love your space? I mean really, really love it. If not, what's the problem and how can you fix it? Most of us don't have the funds to redecorate on a whim; we have to live with what we have for a while. However, there are simple ways (until that big lottery win happens) to spruce up your space and make it one that you really love. A simple paint change, a wallpapered accent wall, switch up on the coffee table, new drapes - quick fixes for ho-hum interiors. You can also try these five tips below!


1. Make your bed every morning.

(Image via Pink Preppy Lilly Lover)

I know, I know - sometimes it's just not at the top of your priority list, but I promise it will make all the difference in your space. The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is make the bed, and strange as it may sound it makes me feel like I've already been a little bit productive!


2. Add fresh flowers to your rooms.

(Image via Octavia & Brown, new site here)

The easiest and quickest way to spruce up your space is fresh flowers. Most often I keep them on my mantle, in the kitchen, and my bedroom. If my budget would allow, I would keep a small arrangement in every room!


3. Eliminate clutter.

(Image via Glitter Guide)

Clutter is the number one way to feel no love for your space, so eliminate it! Trays, baskets, jars - all fantastic ways to get organized, declutter, and put your possessions on display instead of piled up in a mess.


4. Add little touches.

(Image via Bright Bold & Beautiful)

It's those little touches that truly make people love their home. Add your own personality, sentimental items, antiques, candles, stacks of books - these are the things that make it feel like "home" and ultimately make you love your space.


5. Think outside the box.

(Image via Glitter Guide)

Unexpected pieces are my favorite part of interior design. The picture above is the perfect example - the gallery wall flows seamlessly but is a great mix-and-match collection. Widen your options on that paint for the entryway, that rug in the bathroom, or that appliance color!


What things do you do to love your space?


Anonymous said...

I love this post Julie! Totally agree with all of your pointers. Especially making your bed -- I love coming home to a clean, crisp looking bed at the end of the day.

Nicole said...

I always make my bed, but I am so bad at the eliminate clutter thing. Need organization stat!

Heather Bien said...

I couldn't get agree with #1 and #3 more! Having a neat, simple, clutter free space is SO essential to enjoying your home!

Elizabeth said...

Love this! All great ideas for my new space!

Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

Jenn @ Party of One said...

LOVE this all. Especially the part about making your bed- I really LOVE having my bed made when I get home everyday. So nice. Loving this post, my dear! :)

preppylove said...

Great post! I TOTALLY agree with everything! I try to make my bed every morning and I have fresh sunflowers in my living room right now.


Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Couldn't agree with it all any more! Making your bed gets you in the right path for the day, and I hate clutter, I can't concentrate or relax when there is clutter.

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Laura said...

Love these tips and photos, gorgeous spaces! :)

Stephanie said...

I currently do not love my space because i am not allowed to do anything to the walls.

But the 5 tips you have given are sure ways to spruce up my space. I'll be giving it a try especially as i am lazy with no. 1

xo Stephanie

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

Can.not.leave.with.bed.UNMADE! Great tips! I adore the photos!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Heather said...

Beautiful, inspiring photos, as always!

barefoot duchess said...

Totally agree with you about thing! If I make it first thing in the morning, then I feel so proud of myself #so_stupid