Some of you may know this — but I am an interior designer by day. Although this is not what I went to school for it seems to be a really great fit for me! My home does not have a designated dining room, therefore I used this little space between my stairways for my grandma’s old desk turned dining room table.
I love these chairs and decided to match my barstools with it — which I will show later! I thought it would be nice to take away some tips I have learned through my day job that can be helpful for you to create your ideal home!
Simplicity is key— Bobby and I bought a townhouse, which is great, but has limited space! I have found that I feel so much better when I keep the clutter to an absolute minimum is key.
FILL THE SPACE PEOPLE!–If you are going to be hanging art you HAVE to make sure it is the right size. You do not want to hang a small picture on a huge wall. Fill the space with 3 medium pictures of one large picture. I knew I wanted a clock on this wall so I made it a point to find an extremely large one. It makes so much more of a statement than a small one would have made. NOTE: Hang your pictures at eye level if possible. It may seem low but it is more pleasing to the eye.
Greenery brings life to your space — even if it is fake.–Plants are a great way to make it look like there is life in your space. It instantly makes a house feel like a home. I have a hard time keeping plants alive, so don’t be afraid of silks!
Whiter, Brighter, Lighter = better mood. — I have always believed for me personally that lighter colors put me in a better mood. That is why I always have lots of lights on. Using white pieces of furniture is timeless and will keep you in good spirits in your home.
Don’t buy a “dining room set” anymore.–Although many people like their sets to match completely, it just isn’t necessary. I recommend finding a style that you like. Find your chairs first — they are what make a table unique. Then work on finding a table that compliments it. This is much easier to do than vice versa!
I hope some of these tips were helpful to you! I promise I will be coming at you with more posts from my home. Thank you so so much for reading!
“set your mind on things above”