I’ve moved a lot. Like, a lot – a lot. Over the past 10 years we’ve lived in 5 states and a whopping 8 houses!!! One thing I’ve got down pat is unpacking quickly and making a house feel like a home in record time. So I paired up with the good people over at Casper to talk about my 6 new home essentials to create a cozy space.
A rug instantly warms up a space. I love rugs, like majorly. Right now I’m having a real obsession with Turkish Kilim rugs and Kaya Kilims is one of my favorite sites. LUSTING after this one above. They are well worth the money, but it’s not been in our budget so I am loving the selection and price point at RugsUSA, just picked up this one and loving it.
Next thing, cover those walls!!! I’m really digging wall hangings and majorly love this DIY from Homey Oh My. Now, we will get to photos, but you also have to find fun art prints, mirrors, a letter board, some plaster antlers, etc to really helps to look eclectic and collected over time.
ALL THE MUD CLOTH. Loom Goods gives me all the heart eyes. I can’t say enough. I want a house full of them. They are perfect for cozying up a sofa or bed, heck even a dining chair if that’s what you’re into. Oh and while we are at it, let’s talk pillow-pillows… yes, like sleeping pillows. How long have you been sleeping on your current pillow!? Are you embarrassed to tell me!? A move is the perfect time to update your pillow with a new one because hello!? It’s exhausting and a good night’s sleep is cray important.
I’ve talked about this before, but print your damn pictures. Like lots and lots of them. Bare walls look depressing and bleh. Vary sizes, frame some with mats, frame some with no mats, print a canvas. The options go on and on!! I’m still printing out more pics from our family Holiday shoot with Mau Loa Photography. She’s brilliant. Gulf Coast peeps, hire her.
Naked windows are shameful and I won’t stand for it. I hang white curtains on every damn window in my house. No window left behind. Always hang them higher than your actual window. I take mine nearly up to the ceiling, so that the fabric just ever so slightly rubs the ground. It makes the entire space look larger. These West Elm curtains are my faves.
ALL. THE. HOUSEPLANTS. I have a notoriously black thumb, but I’m doing my damnedest to keep my air pure and my plants alive. Mr. Fiddle is sadly having a moment after having to be repotted, but we are talking it out… so this image is from Room for Tuesday, check out this post for some great advice on houseplants.
Happy Moving folks!!!!