My Tips for a Beautiful Home

5 Aug

Ok so I’ll admit I’m one of those people that when I instantly walk into a home I notice things I would change or fix. Not to say I do it with every home but I do have a little pet peeve when it comes to certain things. But I also notice things I love, a certain chair, the placement of a mirror or painting. Don’t worry I’m not that mean, I do find the beauty too.

So I’ve decided to start sharing some of my tips for creating a beautiful home. You might enjoy them or you might not. Whether you agree with them or not, just know that this is all for fun.You can take my advice or totally ignore it. Don’t worry I’ll still love you.

So here goes…

#1 Clean. Clean. Clean.
A clean house is my number one rule to a beautiful and inviting home. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean your home has to be clean at all times because believe me my home is far from it. But I believe daily cleaning, like dishes, clothes in hamper, bed made and sofa pillows fluffed goes a long way. Also deep cleaning is key, every 2 weeks is what I prefer. And then a good 6 month spring cleaning, tackling that garage or donating some old clothes.
As long as you keep your house in daily order it should be easy to do a quick clean up before an unexpected guest arrives.


Enough with the clutter.
Say no to random piles of magazines, that DVD collection displayed for all to see and mounds of picture frames on the mantel.

This does nothing for you except distract people from other beautiful things in your home.
When it comes to displaying the same item, you definitely have to put some thought into it.

Create groupings which compliment each other, you could sketch out your plan or just have some fun with different ideas.

I love a beautifully styled bookshelf, floor to ceiling built-ins are one of my wishes for our next home.

Notice how these bookshelves are styled. Even with the thousands of books, it can still look chic and clean.

all via decorpad

I hope this was helpful for you, I’ll try and post a tip each week.

Enjoy your day!

3 Responses to “My Tips for a Beautiful Home”

  1. Kiersten August 5, 2011 at 8:52 PM #

    I love getting my daily dose of 346living.com and I just recently saw your besties wedding posted on Jason and Anna’s webiste! I am in love love with her necklace! Do you know where she got it from?

    -Kiersten

  2. Kiersten August 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM #

    Thank you so much! Oh and by the way your mirrored cabinet is to die for!

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