We all have our own style, especially when it comes to designing your personal space. When we purchase a new home, it can be a daunting task to think about designing every room...
* Do I put a plant in the laundry room?
* Do my wall mounted pictures all need to match?
* Is RED a good accent color for an accent wall in the dining room?
* What's the best way to display a collection of stuff?
SHOULD YOU HIRE A DESIGNER?
Not likely, especially with all of the amazing design resources available. You can save money on decorating your new home by subscribing to these designers that create amazing spaces, and simple projects on a budget. Get ideas, and get inspiration from the experts - here are a few sites that can help you find your style and design a home worth showing off your Pinterest-worthy space to your friends, and family!
Jill Nystul’s tips and tricks, found at her blog, have made her internet famous already. A simple writing style, plenty of good photos, and clear instructions make her hacks stand out from the crowd.
Jill has a little bit of everything, from cleaning tips to printable productivity planners. She focuses a lot on natural remedies too, and the use of natural oils and essences for household hacks. You can directly go to the Homekeeping category, but you’ll miss out on several other great tips.
Does your home sometimes feel like a circus, and you’re the ringmaster? Rachel Silla Miller at One Crazy House can sympathize. With six kids, she has spent a lot of time inventing shortcuts to manage the house, and she’s sharing them all.
Rachel and her team of mothers have a ton of household hacks to share with the world. It’s roughly divided into DIY ideas, organized home, cleaning tips, mom solutions, and recipes and food. But those are just broad headers. You’ll find hacks to get rid of kitchen odors, or storage tips to make the most of limited space.If you’re new to One Crazy House, sign up for the newsletter.
For ten years now, Mique has been blogging about her seemingly endless list of hacks and DIY projects. And Thirty Handmade Days is a vast repository of printable sheets for organization or productivity.
Mique has divided the site into recipes (all of which are about shortcuts or making life easier), printable items, crafts and DIY projects, parenting, and lifestyle. The printable section is the best of the lot, in our opinion. Mique has a knack for designing truly useful yet beautiful ways to organize anyone’s life.If you like that type of organization, also check out the binders section. From why you should use a binder, to a printable binder full of charts for the whole year, you’ll never feel as organized as you do with this.
Thumbing through Pinterest can give you a lot of good ideas, but leveraging experts on their sites, and through YouTube, you can see how things get done. Be sure to visit these sites to jumpstart your designer mojo before you move into your new home. And be sure to call Direct Home Connect to get your home services and utilities setup before you move - we can move it all, in a single call!