We've lived in our house for two years now, and I'm so excited that our home office is finally coming together! It's the first room you see when you walk into our home, and it's usually a place for friends to drop their handbags (or change a diaper). Since Bryan and I both use the office for business, it was important to have a nice balance between function and style.
We ditched the ceiling fan and added this fun light fixture to add some texture to the room. And because our desk is a bit bulky, I decided to go with 2 etagere bookshelves to balance out the space.
I pretty much love all nailhead furniture. Add a toss pillow on top and I am in heaven!
I am always looking for a good deal on home decor, so I found the wood quatrefoil decor on clearance at Target and waited for the baskets to go on sale.
I hate when junk mail collects on the entry table so I hung this basket from Target to help us stay organized.
If you have a box of unused books, try removing the covers and turning the bindings toward the wall. It's a great way to add style to your shelves!
I really wanted a second chair in the office because I've found that Bryan and I use this room. A lot. It's so nice for both of us to have a place to sit and talk.
Another great clearance find were these curtains from Pottery Barn. I love the pattern but I love the price even more!
Although I've been dreaming of a fiddle-leaf fig tree, I found this great bird of paradise plant at our local Lowe's.
And there it is! I hope you enjoyed our home office tour!
While out running errands this week, I noticed that so many stores are having sales right now on their outdoor items. So I thought... this is the perfect time to add some new and fun accessories to your outdoor living space! Fall is right around the corner which means cooler temperatures, football and grilling, and that our kids can actually play in the back yard without getting heat stroke! Here are 7 fun ways to create an outdoor oasis for you and your guests.
Make a Plant Container
Plants can add life and color to your outdoor space. When selecting your plants for the container, be sure to include a "thriller, filler and spiller." Sweet potato vines make an excellent spiller and can withstand the Texas heat.
Hang a Mirror
If you want your outdoor space to feel like an extension of the living room or dining room, try hanging a wall mirror or other wall decor. A mirror is a great way to bring in some light if your patio is covered.
Add an Accent Stool
Accent stools are a fun way to add color and texture to your patio. It's also functional and serves as a table for your small potted plants or your favorite summer cocktail. If your accent stool is ceramic, be sure it's not in an area where children are playing to avoid it being knocked over (I know this from experience)!
Include Fun Outdoor Pillows
It's all about the pillows! You can never have too many toss pillows (although my husband might disagree)! Start with a neutral outdoor couch or sectional and add lots of colorful pillows to make your space cozy and comfortable. I love that you can easily change up the look of your space by simply adding new pillows.
Add a Few Lanterns
Lanterns are an essential when it comes to the outdoors. They are so versatile and can be set on the floor, table, or even hung as a light fixture. Whether they are placed on your back patio or by the front door, they are sure to add some character to your space.
Lay Down a Rug
A rug is another great way to make your patio feel more like an extension of your house, rather than just a slab of concrete. Not only does it feel great on your feet, but it really defines the space. They are also usually more affordable than indoor rugs, and I love that you can hose them off when my boys drag mud and dirt onto them!
Hang String Lights
One of my favorite additions to our back yard this year were our string lights! They are so fun and they really add the perfect amount of light while we are sitting outside in the evenings. I highly recommend them!
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