Welcome to our Spring Home Refresh Blog Hop, where we hope to share ideas and spring projects! This little nook has been in dire need of an update! By joining this talented group not only was I honored to share a little inspiration, but got myself in motion and finally tackled this corner. This space is in our bedroom, although small, I wanted to give a fresh new look considering we use it quite regularly.
The primary focus was to update the gallery wall, which was never finished.
Looking back, I don’t think I gave the process enough thought (the first time around) and became discouraged halfway thru the project. Instead of going out and buying new items, I gathered a few of my favorite things knowing they would not lead me astray.
|Fedora Hat is from Forever 21|
|Wreath Ornament is from Target Stores|
|Map is by Art By Kelly|
|Canvas is from TJMaxx|
|Front door print is by Door Before Drawings|
Creating a gallery wall can seem tricky because we want it to have a certain cohesive design and flow nicely.
For this reason, I recommend doing a few things to make it easier on yourself:
- Shop your home first! You’ve probably got a few pieces laying around that can use a little shelf time. Gather them up and see how they look when side by side! Using what you have will make your gallery stylish, but meaningful. Shopping impulsively may have you feeling jaded in a short period of time.
- Lay out all the goodies on the floor (serving as a blank canvas) first so that you’re able to change and move things around as many times necessary! I like to stand on a chair and snap a few pictures from above so that I may have a most realistic picture of what the turnout will be! You’d be surprised at how many things get shuffled around!
- Use tape in lieu of nails! If you’re anything like me, then you’ve got ‘hole in the wall’ commitment. I drove over to Home Depot and got the sturdy tape that holds up to 10 lbs and used it to my advantage. The existing holes were covered with a few frames and my dog canvas, the rest of the items are taped on with care. This way, if you change your mind, all it requires is delicate removal.
- Don’t over think it! The best thing is loving what’s on your gallery wall! Even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else, all that matters is that it makes sense to you. Decorating for you will accomplish that goal.
|Ghost chair is from Amazon|
In addition to finishing up my wall, I reorganized my desk! This desk is utilized on the daily; Dylan does his computer work, we do our bills and I do my blogging, so it’s needs to be functional and not just pretty. My priority was to eliminate all the clutter, so I started there. After that, I cut 2 branches from the faux stem that’s hanging on the wall and inserted them into our bunny ears for a touch of whimsy!
|Faux Floral stems from Michael’s|
I got rid of our old pad, placed the mouse on a smooth sheet of paper, it slides nicely and spared me from having to spend on a new mouse pad.
|Cactus print by Full of Joy Handmade|
|Planter is from Ikea|
|Basket is from Ross|
To the right of my monitor, was a old stool with tons of old dusty papers. I got rid of all the paperwork accordingly and placed a basket on top with a few decorative books and a little greenery from Ikea.
|Flower vase is from Home Goods|
And lastly, my hydrangeas! The epitome of spring and my absolute favorite bloom. Flowers will never let you down.
I can’t tell you how good it felt to make this space pretty and functional all the same. I hope it inspires you to freshen up any incomplete space you have, no matter what the size!
To continue gathering great spring ideas, I’m sharing the links to all the other wonderful ladies in this blog hop! I’m sure they’ll inspire you immensely! Please be sure to check them out!