July 19, 2012

5 Ways to Love Your Space

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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!

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1. Make your bed every morning.

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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!

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2. Add fresh flowers to your rooms.

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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!

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3. Eliminate clutter.

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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.

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4. Add little touches.

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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.

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5. Think outside the box.

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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!

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What things do you do to love your space?
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14 comments

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!

Yvette | Classic Glam Blog said...

Love these tips!

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.

xoxo

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
aouibitofoomph.blogspot.com

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

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