Home Decorating Ideas

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I think I have mentioned before that it’s taking me forever to get my apartment together. I got rid of many things when I moved in with Ryan, and then even more when I moved out. I once was able to fill a one bedroom apartment by myself (although, I’ve only lived in bachelors by myself…but I could have filled a one bedroom), and now I’m lacking some pretty major furniture pieces and I don’t have much to decorate with. In a way it’s very refreshing to be free of so much shit, but in another way, I miss the things I had – all the little bits and bobs that made up my home before…the things that made it feel full and homely. But, if I’m being honest, I feel like a very different person than I was when I started collecting antiques, knick knacks and wall hangings, and many of them just started to feel like crap. So, I only held onto the things I really love, that way I could make room for new things to love.

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Anyways, all this to say, I have a Pinterest board, EVERGLADES (the name of my apartment building), dedicated to decorating ideas and I thought I’d share that with you. Please let me know if you have a home decorating Pinterest board I could check out, or pictures of your own home that is awesome! I love finding new ideas and boards to follow.db2cc7a2efadb793b086dbf2868f64f634072eb2e7fac533da1fd632f713b7d5088d8c40ae9b4e2fd7536b226f702569I’ve been looking at different types of shelving and storage units, many of which are pretty DIY. As you can see in my above images, I have books stacked on the floor and windowsill, which I like, but wouldn’t it be cool to actually make shelves out of those books? Or make my own book shelf by stacking old wooden crates together? And how nice is it to have plants hanging off and picture frames resting on shelves?!It’s no surprise that I love pink, especially blush pink, so it makes sense these images spoke to me. Don’t these spaces look so beautiful all white with accents of blush pink?I don’t have traditional side tables next to my bed – right now I have a white wicker stool and a milk crate with lace draped over top…very DIY looking. My bed is also on the floor since I don’t have a bed frame, so I like the look of these low beds with books used as side tables, frames resting on the floor against a wall and little frames staggered low on the wall right above a side table.Hanging plants from the ceiling just looks so damn good!These kitchens look so great with these shelves filled with colourful dish and house wares.I just really like the look of these rooms, probably for their colour combinations and coziness. I’d like to pop right into the images, thank you.

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Inspiring Me: Pastel Pinterest

c3c3de10e5816fb998d8c0d227015ebad98bfbfe6fdd4c7ce515bf9e137a8098il_570xN.877892483_1j1zI use Pinterest for many reasons – creative inspiration, keeping tabs on work-related ideas, home decor, meal planning, outfit ideas, things I might like to buy…pretty much the same reason everyone uses Pinterest, I think. In one of my posts asking what you would like to see more from me and this space you had mentioned that you’d like see some of my favourite pins at the moment. So I thought I’d do just that every once in awhile. These particular pins are inspiring to me because of their aesthetics and creamy colour combinations. The pastel aesthetic is a popular one of late, and while I don’t purport to be a pastel princess I do really love the colour combinations and am very much drawn to still lifes and real life moments and environments where these hues are found. I have a Pinterest board titled “L O V E L I E S” and all it really is is images with beautiful colours, textures and composition that are inspiring me at the moment, curated (hopefully) seamlessly. I can’t say for how long pastels will be inspiring to me, much like everything in life, the things we are drawn to are fluid and ever-changing, so who knows where this board will go (it has definitely changed a bit since I made it…if you scroll to the bottom you’ll see a wee difference) but for now these are only a few of the images and pins I’m loving right now. I hope you enjoy the colourful eye-candy as much as I do. AND! Link me your Pinterest in the comments below. I love finding new boards and pinners to follow.4caf87597420df29f998ad131efb4678Larkspur Vintage | Inspiration: Pastel Pinteresttumblr_mdi5zbXY7j1rska6xo1_500large854e827300eaf9d5d2d746c5446ac7a5tumblr_nhebe1R5JL1s4hb0so1_500bbe41991bd0a6551186e6454cb06b578*click on the image to be linked back to source