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The things that makes a house a home is how you decorate it. These home decor tips are going to show you how I keep my home stylish yet practical while renting (plus raising my three kids!) Even though we are renting right now, doesn’t mean that we can’t make it feel like a cozy place to live. It just means the changes that we make can’t involve paint or more permanent changes!
The additional challenge is when you have kids in the home. Even though my kids are older, they can still wreak havoc on my house. Table cloths, tables, floors yep they all require CONSTANT cleaning because we all know kids are messy! Who has time for that? So these tips are a way to fit into a busy moms schedule as well. Practical yet beautiful!
Home Decor Tips to Style Your Home!
Make personal pieces: Find some crafts that you love, and then learn how to make them knockouts! To of my favorite crafts I have ever made I feature in my home. One is my “LOVE” word art piece. It’s a super simple craft piece that I made using scrapbook card stock paper and a frame I got at Goodwill. It’s a great piece but cost me less than a few dollars!
My other favorite is the my “make your own chalkboard“! It’s made from an old cabinet door I bought from my local Habitat from Humanity Restore. Each season I change the message which adds a personal touch to the home.
Buy a few unique anchor pieces: Buy a few anchor pieces that you could accent your home with, and keep out of the general traffic of children. I have fallen in love with old windows and doors. Right now I have an old window that I sit in the corner of my living room. In my last home, I made it a mantle piece with a wreath over the top (which I changed seasonally). It’s unique and can be decorated for the seasons or your mood to bring a pop of color into the home.
Celebrate pops of color: Grab a bright throw pillow and/or blanket. Find an amazing piece of ceramic or glass to bring a pop of color to your living room. These are non-permanent changes that can make a great difference. Plus, most of these are easily washed or out of the way of children to prevent extra hassle in your decor theme.
Adorn your walls with some amazing photos: Photography happens to be one of my new hobbies. When I need a new decoration for my wall, I head out into nature and grab some great shots. Check out this one of the Minehaha Falls. I am going to make a larger print and grab a frame from Goodwill. Spend $2-$3 for an amazing piece that will start conversations with your house guests.
Use Command Strips to hang your pictures: (Thanks Denise and Ashley) If you don’t want to poke holes in your walls, grab some Command Strips! Amazon always has some really great deals on them. They are strong and they don’t harm the walls. We use them right now for my son’s Hot Wheels car sets that go on the wall.
With these few tips, you can make your house a home. We all know that it’s hard to be stylish and be a mom. Life is so hectic, but anytime you think your life is crazy make sure to think about Pretty Wicked Moms (a new series on Lifetime premiering June 4th at 10pm ET!) to see how crazy life can be. Check out the trailer and you are sure to feel better about the “chaos” in your house! These moms are full of drama and sass, but still keep it stylish!