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MODERN BOHEMIAN LIVING//AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT I'M CALLING IT

3.18.2014

decorating with plants/a stylish little lady
lately, i have been purging, reorganizing, reimagining, and inspired to update things in my quest to make our home into a more modern bohemian space.  not sure if such a style or design exist, but i'm rolling with it (and the sweet boy is rolling with me).  in all honesty, i don't think he cares.  he just wants me to be happy, even if that means tackling projects his wife has volunteered him to do.  seriously, love that man!

luckily for him, there will be no walls removed or major renovation going on.  just simple tweaks that i think will add a more clean, modern vibe to our space while still keeping it homey and reminiscent of us.

and here's some easy fixes that won't break the bank or cost you much of anything...some of which i'll be doing around here:



rearrange furniture// this is a freebie and a great way to fall in love with things you already own, especially if you relocate them to another part of your home or give them a different purpose or use.

paint some walls//not free, but fairly inexpensive.

update fabric// this could include new bedding, towels, pillows or window coverings. you could get creative and make some of these things (of which i'll share a pillow update tutorial) and i'm currently obsessing over these vintage kantha quilts

tidy up the kitchen//clear counters of things you are not using daily, update cabinets with paint (or new hardware).  add pops of color with new dishware, dishtowels, or art. i'm on the hunt for some colorful cloth napkins and like the ones featured in this etsy shop

clean, clean, clean//deep clean all those little areas we always forget (i.e. baseboards, ceiling fans, bookshelves, photos, the walls + doors).  and don't forget the floors.

get organized + declutter//donate things no longer in use and find clever ways to display (or hide) the things you need.  love these vintage metal locker baskets and this cool shelving system from ikea.

accessorize//get thrify or shop your favorite flea market or vintage store.  the woven trays (shown on the wall) were a whopping $1.50/each!

bring the outdoors in//plants are high on my list (as you can see) along with filling vases with floral or greenery.

what's going on around your place? are you welcoming spring by doing some updates to your space?
ps//if you have any other inexpensive tips to share, please leave them in the comments.  i'm sure my husband would appreciate more projects added to his list ... or not!

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12 comments:

  1. all these ideas sound great! I've been cleaning my closet and donating some stuff, I also bought mini succulents for my mantel but I definitely want more and bigger/taller plants ;)

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    1. it can get addictive! i still want more (i'm in the process of growing a christmas tree ... fingers crossed) and will be experimenting with growing more succulents by taking cuttings from my existing plants. love the idea of the "minis" on your mantel.

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  2. Yes, to all of these for us as well. We have lived in our home here for 6 years and still need to make it home. At this point all the 6 year wear and tear has caught up with us also.

    I love the way you have envisioned your space.

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  3. i love the way rearranging makes your space feel new and different. even switching out whole rooms. gives a freshness to the place.
    also, here are some cool DIYs i found recently for around the home- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560627853585926146/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560627853585611275/

    thanks for the ideas!
    oh, and your plants look so happy! :)

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    1. the mosaic wall is pretty cool ... but somehow i don't think i have the patience for that! and i love the upcycled old doors.

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    2. haha, i know what you mean, it would be a bit time intensive. but i bet it would be fun, none the less! ;)
      have a nice evening!

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  4. Oh, how fun. It's always exciting to change things up. At first, I was worried that you might be purging some of your plants...which I know you love so much. Enjoy seeing your home transition to the next phase. I am sure, with your style, it will be lovely and inspiring.

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    1. ha! i could never get rid of the plants!

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  5. I agree! I love to rearrange and feel like I've got a whole new space...I saw an old door recycled as a dinner table it looked awesome...your plants look lovely my peace lily has brown tips I can't seem to them under control :(

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  6. I love decorating and re-arranging things, I need to do some of that soon really. These are great tips!! I hope you have a fab day doll xx

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  7. The comfort of your home is just you. I love how plants bring life to a home.

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  8. I'm a plant girl too. In fact, I spent some time this week spray painting some planters for the downstairs. I think they add color, balance, and life to a room.

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