Have you just moved into a new home? Are you looking for decoration ideas to personalize your home for you, your family, and your guests? Or, have you been living in your home for a while now, but still haven’t finished decorating? I know – there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to concentrate on the house as much as you would like to. Believe me, I get it!
“Home” for the Holidays
In October 2016, my fiancé (“H.”) and I moved into a new home, after what seemed like an eternity searching for “the right house”.
Since moving day, I had been frantically unpacking, organizing, and decorating so that the house would be in order for the holidays. I finally managed to tackle the last box, and all of a sudden it was Thanksgiving! There was no time to waste – I needed to select a tree, begin Christmas shopping, and plan our holiday/housewarming party.
The last couple of months have been non-stop and more work than I had imagined – seriously, a tremendous amount of work. However it has been very rewarding; it feels good to finally be “settled”, and we are loving the house.
Making a House a Home
A home is a work-in-progress. It’s so true! While we are technically “settled”, there is still a lot of decorating to do.
For instance, most of the freshly painted walls are still bare… I don’t like to start putting holes in the walls until I have lived in a space for a while. This really helps me decide the best placement for artwork, and limits “mistake holes” in the walls!
A couple of rooms are very sparsely furnished. We have ordered a few new pieces, which will take a while to arrive. Little by little, it will come together. But I’m in no rush, because this is the fun part!
Home Decoration Ideas & Inspiration
If you’re like me, you love all the ideas on Pinterest, but don’t have the time or the patience for crafts and DIY projects. You need simple, elegant decoration ideas for your home that involve minimal effort. That’s how I roll!
It’s not that you don’t want to be creative. There are just so many hours in the day. You simply can’t imagine starting another project that ends up unfinished because something more important comes up. Believe me, I know!
Entertaining with Effortless Style
I’ll bet you also like to entertain close friends and family regularly in your home. I know I do!
You want to welcome guests into your home as often as possible, and you always try to keep the house clean, orderly, and ready for entertaining on a moment’s notice. While you like to throw an elaborate dinner party once in a while, you really enjoy those simple, impromptu get-togethers. Me too!
Now, I know that when you do decide to plan a more formal dinner party you’re especially stressed out because your time is so limited. You really can’t afford to spend all day in the kitchen, right? I’ll bet you love delicious, “tried and true” recipes like this favorite!
Seasonal & Holiday Decor
When it comes to seasonal decorating, you probably like to decorate for every holiday. But, like me, you don’t have the time to fuss over it! The decor needs to be simple, yet festive. In addition, you need decoration ideas that are easy to put up and take down year after year, like these.
Effortless Style at Home – This is the Fun Part
Making a house into a home that is a reflection of your family can take time. There is no rush – this really is the fun part! If you just moved (or if you plan to move soon), remember – just take your time and enjoy it!
Don’t feel that you have to complete the decorating right away. Don’t buy just any decorations or hang any pictures that you are not in love with just to get finished. Take your time and be selective!
Don’t wait until it’s “perfect” – start living in your home right away! A clean house and good food, no matter how simple, are all you need to welcome guests into your home. (Well, ok, maybe good wine too!)
We recently moved into our home, and I am loving every minute! I am excited to share all sorts of ideas with you, from entertaining and home decoration ideas to recipes and fashion inspo. Together, we’ll be living and entertaining in effortless style!