Wednesday, January 31, 2018

An Organized Linen Closet

Good morning friends!

I have joined some of my favorite blogging ladies for #4daysoforganizing. We are all sharing some tips on organizing our homes in the new year. If you are visiting from The Handy Home Girl, welcome! Come on in!


If you are like me, I have decided that I need to get my home in order. I like to think of myself as an organized person but there are many areas of my home that I lack a system for. The first being my pantry but that is going to take more time than I have right now. I have decided that I will start with the linen closet in our master bathroom.


The before isn't horrible but you can see that we just kind of tossed things in without thought. We knew where things were. Having wire shelves can prove to be difficult because things fall between the cracks and bottles don't sit up straight. It is frustrating to balance a small bottle just right on the shelf.


The first thing I did was pull everything out of the closet. I did this so I could see exactly what was in the closet and what could be tossed or kept. I grouped my kept items into categories. There's one for first aid items, one for nail polish, and the other two are random items that we may need to reach for.

Here is the after. It feels so much lighter in here now. No more clutter.




I picked up these collapsible baskets from Dollar Tree. I think putting things in baskets really keeps like things together. They also hide the contents well even if the contents are just thrown inside. I could have a dirty little secret and no one would even know. Those pesky bottles and smaller items can no longer fall between the gaps of the wire shelves either.



I like to use simple white towels to keep it looking uniform. We have collected different styles over the years but since they are all white, they still look neat and put together. A bonus is they are easy to wash. Just throw them in the wash with bleach.

We have always kept the cleaning supplies in this closet. I already had this caddy for holding the sprays. The caddy makes it easy to carry them from bathroom to bathroom throughout the house. I bought the white basket from Dollar Tree as well. It holds additional cleaners and sponges.

I don't know why I had not done this closet purge before. I already feel like I've accomplished so much with this simple closet overhaul.

Be sure to check out the other great tips from these ladies on organizing this week.

Tuesday
Carli | Made By Carli
Whitney | Whitney J Decor

Wednesday
Ashley | The Handy Home Girl
Andrea | Decorating Cents (me)

Thursday
Crystal | The Holliday Collective
 Erin | Live Pretty on a Penny

Friday
Nicole | She Does a Bunch
Megan | The Walker Haven

 
You're reading An Organized Linen Closet by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Get The Look: Transitional Den

Good morning friends.

Welcome to the first round of Get The Look of 2018! I love this series on the blog. This is a way for me to share with you a beautiful room and give you sources on how to re-create it for yourself using affordable pieces.

Today I'm showing you this transitional den. Transitional style is a blend of traditional and modern. This room does it perfectly. You've got the fun and modern rug and wall treatment along with the nail head details of the office chair.

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This room was so fun to put together. The fun colors make this a great hangout spot for the family. The navy sofa and chair are classic but takes on a modern approach when you add in the rug and wall treatment. Here's my version using some similiar options.

rug / sofa / pouf / world map canvas / light / desk / desk chair / removable wallpaper

Interested on getting a new look for your home? Contact me today for E-design. I would love to help!

 
You're reading Get The Look: Transitional Den by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Trending: Belly Baskets

Have you noticed the belly basket popping up everywhere lately? If you're on Instagram, there is no missing them. These popular collapsible baskets are taking over. They were traditionally made to carry rice in from the field to the market. Not anymore friends.

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There's no denying their simple structure that goes with any style of decor. They are versatile and can be used for anything. Toy storage, blanket holder, planter, you name it. I personally love seeing them as planters. It brings the interior style up a notch.

 

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I love seeing fun details added to them. Like these cute poms.

 
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Or dipped bottoms for a splash of color.

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What's your take on this stylish storage solution? Are you a fan?

 
You're reading Trending: Belly Baskets by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Refresh With Throw Pillows

Last week we talked about refreshing your home after the Christmas decor comes down. Well, what better way to refresh your home than with new throw pillows? Pillows instantly and easily give your room a new look. I'm a huge fan of pillow covers because you can take them off for washing and switching things up. Covers can also be cheaper than pillows.

I've pulled some choices together that can help you refresh your space! I may be a little partial to blues!


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Don't forget to grab yourself some pillow inserts. I prefer down feathered inserts. They can be re-fluffed and don't go flat like polyester inserts.

What's your favorite source for pillow covers?

 
You're reading Refresh With Throw Pillows by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor

One of those tricky transition periods is after Christmas when all the decorations come down. We take down our trees and ornaments and are left with what feels like a blank slate. It can almost feel empty where the tree once was. For myself, I took it as a chance to de-clutter and purge a lot of the old Christmas items I hadn't used in years. There were also many regular home decor items I was holding on to but really had no need for. My style has changed over the years and I knew I wasn't going to use them.

I have a few tips on decorating your home for winter.

1. Use natural elements

I think one of the things that can stay during winter is the greenery. We've already used these things for Christmas so by removing the ornaments and color, we are prolonging their use. Wreaths and garland add a nice touch of outdoors. Branches are also a great way to bring the outdoors in.


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2. Bring in cozy pillows and throws

There is no better way to stay cozy indoors that wrapped up in a warm blanket. I am one that usually doesn't decorate with blankets much. My kids fight over them and they end up on the floor.




3. Use neutral colors

By removing the bright, bold colors from Christmas, you are creating a calm environment. Just like fresh fallen snow outside, the neutrals are quiet and peaceful.



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So what's your take on winter decor? What are some ways you make your new found home cozy and warm for the colder months?

 
You're reading Transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Action

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know it's been a hot minute since I posted.

The first post of the year is about where I want my blog to go this year. Last year's motto was "Make It Happen". You read all about it in this post. I started this blog to share home projects and gain inspiration from other Home Decor and DIY blogs. This was just supposed to be an outlet and a way for me to express my love for the growing decor ideas in my head.

With the growing of Instagram and all the pretty pictures, I realized that home decor is my passion. It is totally rocking my world. I want to do this for a living. As a career. So my word for the year is Action.



Webster's definition of ACTION:
A thing done.
The accomplishment of a thing over a period of time.
An act of will.

It's time for me to take action and take a leap of faith. Last year I launched E-design and took on a few clients. I'm ready to bust this thing wide open. I want my inbox to be flooded with clients. I want to take the design world by storm! This is my year. If I can think it, I can achieve it. I truly believe this is my calling. Nothing is going to happen unless I make the moves and get this thing moving.

I do realize further classes and training may be involved but I am up for the challenge. I want this BAD!

I am open to your stories and any suggestions on getting myself on the right track. It's time to get this thing done!

 
You're reading Action by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Hometalk.
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