Brightening up Your Home

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all staying safe, healthy, and sane during all of this self isolation! One blessing that has come out of all of this craziness for me is that I have had so much extra time in between all of my Zoom calls to complete projects around the house, and make some lists for things that I want to do to our house in the future. I have loved being a homeowner because it has been keeping me very busy! Since the style of homes is always evolving and changing with time, there is always something in the house that needs to be updated, fixed, or painted.

In my last post, I talked at length about the home related items I have managed to accomplish in such a short amount of time to help turn my new home into my dream home with some touches of Florida sunshine. Since moving into our new home we painted, added some furniture that we love, and added some fun Florida flair with some Lilly Pulitzer items from Pottery Barn! 

Master bedroom with updated furniture, paint, and some fun Lilly Pulitzer for Pottery Barn accents!

In all of the ways that I managed to make our new house into our personal resort style paradise, decorating and incorporating fun design elements was one of the most enjoyable parts of the whole home-buying process for me. Simple projects like painting the interior of your home or updating light fixtures are fast ways to not only make your home feel more like your own space, but they also add value to your home as well!

When we purchased our home, many of the design elements were very dated as we had purchased a fifteen year old home. Paint colors, floor/ tile colors, and accent walls in deep golden and beige tones seemed dingy and outdated. While we didn’t have the time or budget to re-do our floors throughout the house or to completely redo the kitchen, updating the paint colors throughout the house helped update our house’s look, while also making it feel like more of our own space. Dark colors always seem to make spaces seem smaller and less inviting, so I made sure we went with lighter colors that would work together with all of our windows and high ceilings to make the most of the natural light coming into our home.  I loved picking out bright neutral gray, white, and blue shades that would complement the existing design elements, our chosen furniture, and decor while also bringing more light and a more modern feel to our home.

While I have already started to decorate and add items that showcase my personal style throughout my home, I have also started to make some lists of other items I would like to accomplish and continue to decorate our home with. My top priorities on my home projects list are to replace the floors throughout the home, paint the cabinets and replace the countertops in our kitchen and bathrooms, and replace the facade on our fireplace. All of these projects would help brighten and update my home, all while simultaneously adding value to it.

Faux Brickwork is another fun way to update and brighten your home, while adding some texture and interest to any existing design elements. If I were to add faux brickwork in my home, I would use it to update the facade of my fireplace and add some rustic charm to my living area. Growing up in New England, I was always around lots of brickwork, and unfortunately brick is not a very common design element here in Florida. Amidst many Mediterranean inspired homes, faux brickwork would add a touch of unique charm that would help your home stand out from the crowd. The faux brick wall panels from Faux Brickwork are easy to install, light weight, and affordable for any individual or even business. You can use them for your fireplace surround, as a kitchen backsplash, or even as an entire accent wall. 

Do you have any fun house related projects planned to help you pass the time in your quarantine period? Let me know in the comments!

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