Y’all, I cannot believe how quickly a home goes up. Once they broke ground, this process has flown by. This home is, in a lot of ways, going to be a complete re-set for our home decor. Mostly because my style has changed pretty drastically over the years. I used to be a full on shabby chic farmhouse style. And… well, that’s basically nonexistent now haha. I am a lot more modern and minimalistic.
The next few months before our move-in date, I will be selling and purging a lot of items. I am basically going Marie Condo and saying if I don’t LOVE it – don’t bring it. We’ve been married nearly 7 years now and slowly have made every space we’ve lived in a little closer to our dream space. (We have moved five times… this will be our sixth home in 7 years.) Meaning, with every move, we’ve ditched a hand me down or two and replaced slowly with ones we love and bought with our own money. If you’re a newlywed- give yourself grace and time! Start small. I always have lived by the philosophy that I would rather spend my money slowly on quality items than on a bunch of cheap stuff that will not age well with us. (This goes for my wardrobe, too!)
For our new home, our living room is the first space I want to make perfect! We have a fireplace at the center with massive windows that extend up both floors. We have an open plan where the upstairs looks down over the downstairs space, and the kitchen and dining room are all connected. It’s a natural lighting dream (praise God… no more yellow-y tan photos inside my home…lol!) Our floors are going to be a very light wood, walls white, and we have black iron accents all over. EEEEK I am drooling just thinking about it. I have a photo below of our inspiration for the living room, and I have linked every item in my cart for this space/what we already own! Instead of a large grey ottoman, I am doing two white poufs to better fit our space. Whether buying or building, or just looking to re-do your current space, I hope this helps you navigate purchases wisely! Remember- quality over quantity. Start with staple pieces, like sofas, and work your way from there in your budget.
I included items (like pillows and throws) that are similar but all different price points! The love seat will be a camel colored velvet!
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