Summer Spaces

With summer well on the way, I’ve been dreaming of how to spruce up my outdoor living spaces. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating a year in our first home. We really haven’t splurged much and it definitely takes time and money to make everything come together just the way you want it to be.

I’ve found if I focus on one project or one space at a time, things can really come together. So here is a little summer space inspiration from our home to yours. I can’t wait to get decorating!

summer patio collage
Interested in this look? Here is what I found: swing, anchor wall decor, succulents, outdoor rug, side table, blue and white throw pillows, light blue coral pillow

Happy shopping!

~Melissa

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Creating a Happy Home…

One of the best ways to create a happy home is to surround yourself with the things you love. Creating an environment that is not only welcoming to you and your loved ones but also creating a space that provides you with a sense of comfort.

Start by adding elements to your home such as candles, fresh flowers or plants, favorite decor pieces, accent colors, and photo frames that capture the happy memories you have experienced. These items will be the first thing you see when you walk into your home. Whether you are returning home from a stressful day at work or just happy to be home, this is a sure way to lift you spirits and bring calmness.

I LOVE to have fresh plants and flowers in my home. I recently picked up some fresh eucalyptus leaves. They smell wonderful and really provide a fresh, clean accent piece to any decor theme. You can find these fresh cut leaves at almost any florist and if they don’t have them in stock, I’m sure you can inquire if they can place a special order for you.

I purchased these wide-mouthed vases at a local florist shop for only $10. This style is similar to what you would find at Pottery Barn or Pier One and could set you back anywhere between $50 to $100! Yikes.

To make my home more happy, I placed this one on top of my wine-rack so that when I come in through the garage and look down our hallway, this is the first thing I see and smell.

  As you can see, once you unwrap the leaves, they really open up and create a wonderful accent piece.

Other ideas of where you could place this might be on your dining room table, coffee table or kitchen counter.

Have fun making your home happy by filling it with things you love!