Ok on to the decorating. My first step is a big one, remove clutter, even the clutter you have gone blind to. This is big!!! I have clutter blindness like 95% of the population. To combat this I clear the whole space and I mean everything, even the pillows. I like to have a laundry basket to collect everything. This is a good time to reevaluate what you have. Maybe the old blanket has seen better days and needs a new home. Step two shop your house, I mean like dig in the china cabinet for a vase or even a sugar bowl. One time I was having friends over for coffee and I could not remember were my creamer jug went, oh it had flowers in it on the bathroom counter. My gravy boat I use maybe 2 times a year also gets lots of use lol but not for gravy. Do you have a little serving platter or a tray, grab that too. Ok so on to the fun stuff. So 95% of my decorating comes from the good old dollar store or Walmart from the year before,( you will always find me in the clearance section). I think every year I may spend $10 a year on decorating. This year funds are supper snug so all these decorations needed to be from last years stock. I love a challenge!!!!
|I love my gold canyon candles and warmers. This little tray I got it from the thrift shop for $.50 and sprayed it with sliver paint.|
|I just love this large bowl. My mom got it for a gift it was the bottom of a gift basket. Toss in some fake mums and done. |
|Oh do I just love fake flowers. I love real too but I am so cheap lol|
|I made this last year and the "S" word came so early so didn't last long.|
|Had some corn in the pantry. sooo cheap|
|Some moss i had from my|
some fake leaves and berries,
oh and of course a mason jar.
|This is just a garland from the dollar store and some foam pumpkins.|
|This tool box I made when my family went across |
Canada when I was 15. Also ..... mason jars!!!!!
So the motto I use when decorating is less is more. I don't want my decorations to make me stressed out or look messy. Removing extra clutter I think is the key to a calming space. So go and fall in love with your home again!!!