Hi everyone, I wanted to show you my Fall Tablescape at Mywellihouse. Here is a glimpse of how things go down when I work on my home. Which is pretty much all the time!
Believe it or not, I have always wished this table was lighter in color. So to fix the problem I decided to switch my rugs and used my Outdoor/Indoors White @orianrugs. And Let me tell you -It looks Amazing!! 😍 So I took the opportunity to sprinkle some fall vibes around the house. I hope you enjoy this video I put together just for you!
I also decided to put a little Fall vibe in my Kitchen since we spend so much time there as a family. This is perfect for a nice dinner date at home or even to set dinner for friends and family in a special way. Whatever you do, have fun and make it custom for your family needs.
I hope you had fun watching this fall inspiration for decorating your home this season. Don’t forget to like, follow or share so you don’t miss all the fun at Mywellihouse.
Fall is almost here and the fall decorating ideas for our Transitional home are pouring in! So, I wanted to show you how we do Fall at MYWELLIHOUSE! I already started looking for fall inspired ideas because I’ve been feeling a little festive lately. So, sit tight and relax because I am about to give you my favorite and easiest fall decorating ideas for your Transitional home. Now, let’s get inspired!
I love using neutrals and pops of color because they work like a blank canvas. This is why I’ve chosen to go with pops of burgundy, gold, black and brown. Most of this color palette I already use in my home all year round and the rest are my designated colors for the holiday. This way I can easily transition into every season without breaking the bank. Now let’s start with the basics!
They are a staple icon for Fall, and we all know that! When we think about Fall, we think about pumpkins and Halloween. But this doesn’t mean you have to style your home with orange and skeletons for it to look like Fall. You can still have fun by using colors that compliment your style and personality.
Luckily, decorative Pumpkins come in a variety of styles and materials. This is why Pumpkins are one of my favorite and easiest ways to give that Fall vibe to my transitional home. So, don’t be afraid to play around with some colors, textures and sizes. For example, right now, the velvety pumpkins are really trending and look super stylish. Also, a lot of handmade fabric covered pumpkins are IN and everyone is loving them. This is definitely a good way to incorporate a Fall staple, that looks original yet stylish.
Fall Inspired Wreaths
What is the first thing you see before coming in your home? Your front door! Your main entrance sets the mood for your home and this is why I believe is so important to make your entrance welcoming. Now don’t panic! a little goes a long way so you don’t have to go above and beyond to make an impact. This is why wreaths are the perfect addition to your doors. They come in different sizes and textures and more than often can easily transition into the seasons! I found a lot of pretty ones that will make any door or window look super pretty. However, if you want to upscale the look of your front door, just add a few floor lanterns, an outdoor bench and a nice rug and your look is complete.
Candles and Candlesticks
Candleholders, Candlesticks and Candles are my go-to, because they give my Transitional home a romantic vibe. They are versatile and can add an elegant and sweet touch to any space. When it comes to candlesticks, anything with a vintage look wins my heart. On the other hand, Candle jars are also a great way to add visual elegance to your spaces. My favorite scent is Anthropologie’s Volcano Capri blue; they come in beautiful and colorful glass jars!
By the way, if you are interested in Romantic Transitional design, check Sara Lynn Brennan’s collaboration with Luann Nigara. Super informative for designers out there.
WICKER AND SEAGRASS BASKETS
How to use baskets this fall
Second to anything-pumpkin, a good seagrass or wicker basket screams Fall decorating and Throw Blankets, more than anything. In other words, these baskets are the perfect addition to any style during this season. You can hide toys, books, shoes, blankets, pillows and really, just about anything. And because they can even style a bench very nicely when placed underneath it, Baskets are definitely a must have item. No wonder why I consider them one of my staple elements when decorating my Transitional home. See my favorite baskets right here!
HOME ACCENTS DECOR
Ok, so we have covered and talked about the fall items that will make the most impact. However, if you feel like you still have some empty spaces you can opt for using little accent pieces. These are often inexpensive and can be used all year round. I always implement modern accents in my decor along with organic elements to achieve that perfect transitional look.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you love all of my decorating ideas for this fall and had as much fun as I did! Remember, first pick your colors out to make sure they all go well together. Then pick your must have items for your space. And last but not least, fill out empty spaces with inexpensive fall inspired accents. And because you have made it this far, here is a little sneak peek of my Fall Tablescape with a very Transitional flare. Thanks for reading!
I have been asked by several friends and followers to give ideas on how to style a nightstand or end table, so I figured it was best to explain it here by giving some examples on how to do this. Usually, styling a certain space can be overwhelming for some and more than often, that space still needs something to feel complete. If this is your case, then continue reading because I am about to tell you the key elements I use and go by, when styling my nightstands or end tables. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to have a magazine worthy end table.
1. Table Lamps or Wall Sconces
Lamps are one of the must items when decorating. Because they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, they elevate the look of just about any space. Bringing light to your spaces is an incredible and super easy way to dress up your spaces. If the size of your table permits get a lamp tall enough to add volume to your space. I recommend a minimum of 24”.
I have added some of my favorite lamps that will make a statement on your nightstand. Don’t be afraid in selecting something that catches your eye. This is probably the easiest way to add volume and character to your space.
2. Books or Decorative Boxes
You don’t have to be a bookworm to have a good selection of old books collecting dust at home. If this is the case, then I encourage you to make the best use out of them. Try to use the books with hardcovers vs the one with soft cover as the thickness of the hardcover adds elegance and depth to it.
For a Vintage look, you may remove the hard cover and try to give it a distress look. To top it off, you can tie brown twine thread with a little bow and a little accent leaf. If doing this is too harsh and you rather not alter the integrity of your books, you can simply turn the books so the spine of the book is facing the wall and once stacked, the whole look is more cohesive and looks nice to the eye.
If you are not so much into the DIY thing, then I am suggesting some books and boxes that I know will work just as fine. See them here below.
If you want a more clean look, i would paint over the hard covers with some old white paint or acrylic. You might need a couple of coats to achieve the desired look.
You can even use fun gift wraps or fabric and wrap the books with it to achieve the look you are looking for. You can be as creative as you want!.
But if you want a very Modern and glam look and you are willing to invest in some nice home styling books, then you can add some interior designing edition books that will upscale the look of your table. I have listed some of my all time favorite.
3. Accent Pieces
Greenery and Flowers. There is just something about it that adds life to any space!. When looking to add warmth, a nice vase with artificial or natural flowers will be the perfect addition to your table. I opt for the vases with big natural looking roses as it gives a romantic vibe to the room.
Accessories. There are tons of options when it comes to this and they are all often inexpensive. Depending on the mood you want to go for, pick items that will complement your look. Good items are small clocks, accent pieces, wood frames with messages, candle jars etc.
Mirror or Artwork as a background. If you have the ability to add a mirror I would 100% go for it. I have windows and curtains, right on the back of my nightstands but the look of adding a nice accent mirror to yours, might be just what you need. To add character to your room and bring it upscale, a nice rectangular mirror would be the perfect match. Don’t be afraid to make it BOLD.
And you are set! I am almost certain that if you follow these steps you will be successful at styling just about any table at home!. Don’t forget to follow me on my social media channels so I can serve of inspiration with my home projects and styling tips.
If you liked it, feel free to leave a comment as I would love to hear what you thought about this!. Until next time
Five simple steps to design the perfect Baby Nursery
When we found out we were having a baby girl I got really excited! After having 2 boys, a girl was my dream come true. This time around I could design the baby girl nursery I have always wanted! Here you will find my 5 steps to design the perfect baby nursery. Don’t you worry, most of it you can do yourself if you are into DIY or you can simply transform an existent room into your baby’s nursery. Your new princess or prince charming’s castle can be achieved with a few minor changes.
I may or may not have gone a little overboard with this Reno-project but don’t blame this Mamma. In a household full of boys, having a girl was beyond belief and my imagination and creativity went out for a stroll. Ha!
TIP #1. FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT AND WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD
With Social Media out there, Pinterest boards and all the magazine perfect pictures on Instagram, your wishing list might be a little to high to reach. That’s OK! A little inspiration never hurt anybody! You can still create something really pretty and dreamy without trying too hard. For us, a few things led to the major Reno we embarked in but for you, it could be a little different and might not need too much investment. So assess, plan and execute!.
TIP #2. PAINT YOUR WALLS
One of the easiest things to do on your own without hiring a professional, is to paint your walls. It will give your room a fresh appearance and will make everything look well put together and cohesive. If you have a particular small room and big furniture, go with neutral colors. This way anything you pick for your nursery will be complemented by the color of your walls.
This is where I spent the most on and what really makes the room stand out the way it does. So, have fun with this! Assess your budget and see if you can do something like this because the wow factor is beyond discussion. However if you are unable too, then you can make a wall an accent wall by painting it with a different color. This will add enough character to your room. I decided to go with a Peonies wallpaper I fell in love with since day 1!.
For Baby V’s nursery I went with the Peonie Isla Walpaper from Loomwell Homegoods. You may check their website to find more Wallpaper inspiration.
The best advice I can give you here is to go with real wallpaper, like the ones made out of fabric threads. Vinyls, in my opinion are not worth your time and work. I did it and wasted my money. I was upset and sad, to say the least.
TIP #4. ADD THE MUST-ITEMS FOR YOUR BABY NURSERY
I always recommend to think about what is really needed before gathering all of your baby essentials and furniture. I say this because, you do not need to have a room full of bulky furniture for it to be functional. And certainly you don’t need to break the bank either.
The one thing that you definitely need and will most likely grow with your baby is a dresser. Make sure is one with plenty of storage. I like those with a wide top so you can mount or place a changing table or pad over it. Also a crib, a rocking chair or recliner and some shelving for either books or your baby essentials are some of the items worth getting. Don’t forget the diaper pail and a laundry basket.
Everything else is nice to have but not a must. So if you want to stay within your budget be smart when spending it. Trust me, I have 3 kids and most of my items I saved so I could use later on for them.
As I Always say, think about functionality when buying furniture. Does it serve a purpose? If so, then it is worth getting.
TIP #5. CREATE A MOOD BOARD
Mood boards are my favorite thing to do before updating any given space because they help me visualize my designs. In order for me to be successful at designing any room, I have to go through this process.
First gather all of the items you wish to have or get and place them in a picture Collage. This way you can easily swap any item and still be assured that you are keeping the room’s theme on point. Always remember to look for harmony and cohesiveness in your space.
Lastly, If you follow this guidance you could have the perfect Nursery for your baby. It could look exactly like you have always dreamed of. But if you are still struggling and can’t seem to figure it out, go to My Contact tab and leave me a message and I will be more than happy to help.
One more thing before I let you go, if you think someone might like this or make use of it feel free to share, pin, or save.
I hope you find this article helpful as it is what I did to have the perfect nursery for our baby! And don’t forget to check my Home Decor tips.
When we were house hunting, nothing was “move in ready”. Meaning nothing was up to my taste, or just really needed a lot of work. If you are like me or many other home buyers in today’s market, you want something that is READY! Ready for you to add your special touch and live happily ever after. No need to panic!. Any house could have a lot of potential but you might not be able to see it. Let me walk you through our experience so you can have some insight when house hunting.
YOU want move in Ready? Reality is, that comes with a very high price tag. But what is really “Move in Ready”? It depends on the person’s perspective. Technically speaking, it refers to a house or property that is ready for immediate occupancy, which usually includes operable plumbing, electricity, locking doors and windows, and passing certain required pest inspections; the basic stuff. Now, for US trying to buy our forever home, we want the right floors, the right paint colors, the perfect kitchen, updated bathrooms, you name it- WE WANT IT!. I am here to tell you that as long as that home is on the perfect location, has good bones and of course, good price tag, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
My #1 advise when house hunting, is overlook. You can still find a good property that works for you, keeping in mind that cosmetic details can be tackle down the road, just make sure your house has good bones and is technically move in ready. In this particular room space we removed popcorn ceiling, added new floors, new crown molding, removed outdated light fixtures, painted the walls and added recessed lighting. As you can see, it looks like a total different space and these changes were accounted for when we made our offer.
Everything else, is just decor and style and time for you to have fun!. Think about your color palette and do not deviate too much from it so your space looks cohesive and balanced. Find below my 5 top tips to style your space.
1. Pick your style and stick with it. Do you like Rustic, Modern or Transitional?. A little bit of everything? Find your style, what defines you, find your inspiration and start creating. Create your own inspiration board and start adding things you might like so later on you can redefine what must stay and what has to go.
2. Pick your color palette for your main big items. This is a tough one for me or at least it used to be. I realized that dark colors mess with my mood. I had this stage when I wanted a lot of things in dark navy blue but came to realize light colors bring me the peace and tranquility I am looking for in my home. So make sure the colors you pick talk to you and represent your vision. Stick to 2-3 and work around those. Neutral colors are the best since you can mix and match with anything.
3. Assess your area and figure out your must items. For instance, big couch, coffee table, area rug and entry way table. Sometimes less is more and your space will look clean and less cluttered. Also, it makes it easier when you want to re decor your space without breaking the bank.
4. Home decor items. This is where you can have all the fun. These often times are inexpensive, can be repurposed for other areas of your home, and can be rearranged to suit your decorating mood. Go for statement pieces in different sizes. Books, candles, flowers and vases are some of the items that have ton of usage in all decorating styles. I find myself changing things around the house almost every day so it looks like new, as if I had just bought new decor. HA! Got ya!.
5. Last but not least, have fun!. This is your space and it represents who you are. Remember our home is our fort and when we get to it, we want to feel at ease.
Have a question? Leave a comment and I will be happy to answer it. Hope you enjoy this article.