One Room Challenge Week 7 – Girl’s Bedroom Reveal

One Room Challenge girl's bedroom redesign.

It’s finally time for the One Room Challenge reveal! I’m so excited to share my daughter’s updated bedroom with you. It has been such fun to get her input and see her excitement when ideas come to life. Working on a girl’s bedroom design was different than other room updates I’ve done. In our kitchen or den, it’s more about my style and making our home work for our family. In my daughter’s room, it’s important that her personality shines through.

The Closet

In my first post about my daughter’s bedroom, I shared that making the most of the large closet was a big priority. The old closet was underused and disorganized. Using an EasyClosets closet system, we were able to create a ton of storage.

I’m still adding a few last minute touches to this room, but overall my daughter is thrilled with her new room. This room redesign has been extra special because I got to see her reaction as it was transformed. The only problem now is that my son wants his room updated 🙂

Be sure to check out the other room reveals from the guest participants! A big thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting another round of the One Room Challenge. It’s always an adventure!

Source List

Paint Color – Clear Aqua by Behr

Curtains – Wayfair.com

Comforter – Wayfair.com

Sheets – Target

Throw Blanket – Target

Sparkle Throw Pillow – Target

Bookcase – Ikea

Striped Canvas Bin – Target

Aqua Storage Boxes – Ikea

You can find posts from all seven weeks of the One Room Challenge here:

Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four | Week Five | Week Six |

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One Room Challenge Week 2 – Girl’s Bedroom Design

One Room Challenge girl's bedroom redesign.

It’s the second week of the One Room Challenge. I’m working on an updated girl’s bedroom design for my nine year old daughter.

My goal is a slightly more grown up style infused with plenty of fun because I don’t want her growing up too fast! I’m also planning some new storage systems to help keep her room organized.

You can check out all the before pictures in this post.

Ideas to update a girl's bedroom.

The existing furniture is working well for the most part. As far as the bed, dresser and desk go, we’re in good shape.

She currently has two small Ikea shelving units that store books and toys. I’d like to exchange these for a larger unit for her books and incorporate toy storage into the closet system.

I’m on the hunt for new bedding and window treatments. I’ve been on the lookout for wall decor too. The to-do list is long, but apart from the closet and painting the walls, it’s not too labor-intensive.

Inspiration

Fun inspiration for a girl's bedroom design.

Hobby Lobby

Project to-do list

Paint Walls

Find window treatment

Buy bedding

Plan & install closet system

Wall decor/art

Find bookcase

Be sure to take a look at some of the other ORC guest participants here!

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How to Organize Your Bathroom

The start of a new year always makes me feel like deep cleaning and reorganizing. I’m always so optimistic that this will be the year that I manage to find the right systems of organization for our home. One of my major goals for 2017 is to get control over the clutter. One area that has been driving me crazy lately is our bathroom organization… or lack thereof.

Beautiful inspiration for bathroom organization.

We have plenty of storage in our master bathroom. What we need is for each item to have a home. Maybe then the drawers won’t end up looking like the lost & found bin at school, which we all know is pretty scary! I’ve been scouring Pinterest for inspiration and seeing those beautiful pictures is so motivating.

I’m trying to keep this project low-budget so I’ve been searching for organization methods using items that I already have on hand. Here are some ideas to help get the bathroom chaos in order.

Drawer Dividers

Segmenting the drawers with dividers or containers will help keep items tidier. Depending on the number of drawers you have, each drawer can house a specific category of item, such as makeup or hair care products.

If you have fewer drawers, you can still divide them into sections with specific items staying together in separate spaces. The dollar store is a great source for cheap containers. Just spray paint them if they don’t have the colors you need!

make the most of the space under the sink

The space under the sink is usually a good size, but awkward to utilize because of plumbing. I love the metal shelving that Amy from Living Locurto used under her sink.

If you’re looking for something that doesn’t require installation, stackable containers will make good use of the space while accommodating the pipes.

Use the cabinet door

Bathroom organization has a lot to do with using your space effectively.

When you’re trying to make the most of the space under the sink, don’t forget about the cabinet doors. There are plenty of temporary and permanent options for adding extra storage to the door. Simple adhesive hooks would be a great way to hang curling irons or hairdryers.

Jars and Baskets

Using glass jars and baskets is a great way to organize your bathroom because there are so many options. It also makes visible storage more attractive.

Taking items out of their original packaging when storing in clear glass jars turns your storage into a part of your decor. That toilet paper looks so much nicer in the basket than it would if it was just sitting on the shelf. You almost don’t notice that it’s there!

Labels

Not only does labeling keep items in their proper place, but it can also make your storage prettier! I love these labels from The Creativity Exchange. You can edit and print them for free 🙂 This is another great example of using decorative jars and containers to make your storage part of your bathroom decor.

There are so many ways to make bathroom organization work for your home. By tailoring the options to your specific needs, you’ll help ensure that you’ll actually use the systems in place. I hope you enjoyed all this fun inspiration!

Check out our updated & organized master bathroom HERE.

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Fall Home Tour

It’s practically the Christmas season, but I wanted to share a little fall home tour before it gets too late. I don’t typically go overboard on fall decor. I like little accents of fall colors here and there. This year, I added more orange than I normally do and I’ve been enjoying the pops of color. We don’t get a lot of fall foliage here in southern California so it’s nice to infuse some of that bolder color into the more neutral backdrop of our home.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

Our open-plan kitchen and living area is the hub of our home. The dining room is just behind the wall where the stove hits, and in the opposite direction is our den. Because these three rooms flow together, I try to make the decor complimentary.

Fall Home Tour 2016 at Sweeter Still.

I found the set of fall dish towels at Homegoods. You can see some of my other favorite sources for affordable home decor here.

Fall Home Tour 2016 at Sweeter Still.

I love having fresh flowers in our house. Alstroemerias are some of my favorites to use because they’re cheap and they last a long time. I often use white, but this orange bunch was gorgeous in early fall.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

Fall Home Tour 2016 at Sweeter Still.

When my mom was decluttering her house a while back, I saved this galvanized tin from the donation pile. I filled it with a vintage tea towel that a friend brought me from the Farm Chicks antiques show and some faux pumpkins and gourds from Hobby Lobby.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

Our den (or family room) is where we spend the bulk of time together as a family. You can see how I updated it last year for the One Room Challenge. You can also see how we upgraded our fireplace.

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Some little baby boo pumpkins bring pops of orange into this room and create consistency between the kitchen and den decor.

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Fall Home Tour 2016 at Sweeter Still.

I got the pumpkin pillow cover at Society6.com. It’s by Lucy from Craftberry Bush, who has beautiful illustrations for all the seasons. At Society6 you can get them from on everything from tote bags to pillow covers to stationery.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

These jars were on super clearance in the floral department at Vons one day. They were both less than $3 so I snatched them up.

That wraps up my fall home tour. I hope you enjoyed a peek inside our home!

Fall Home Tour at Sweeter Still.

 

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7 Fantastic Sources for Affordable Holiday Decor

With the holiday season upon us, I’ve been pulling out our seasonal decor and pinning loads of new inspiration photos. If you’re anything like me, you already have a healthy stash of holiday supplies. I try to use what we have first, but it’s always fun to pick up a couple new things to add to our home’s festive feel. I don’t want to break our budget with new seasonal accessories so here are seven of my favorite places to find affordable holiday decor.

Decorate for the holidays without breaking your budget. Here are my 7 favorite sources for affordable holiday decor.

Target

This is an obvious one right?! I love Target’s dollar section for super affordable holiday items. They’ve really upped their dollar spot game over the past couple years and there are loads of cute accessories to be found in the $1-5 range. The trick is to shop early because the good stuff sells out fast. 

Homegoods

I adore Homegoods all year round, but particularly during the holiday season. They carry a range of decor that fits most budgets. I always find cute wrapping paper and party supplies. Aside from home decor, they also have some great gift options. Last year I packaged their Christmas baking mixes, cookie cutters and holiday tea towels into DIY gift baskets for some of our family friends.

TJ Maxx/Marshall’s

Both TJ Maxx and Marshall’s have smaller seasonal sections than Homegoods, but I find a lot of smaller accessory-type items that generally cost less than $15. It’s a good source for tabletop decor, centerpiece items, bookcase decor, etc.

Dollar Store

This one goes by many names, but whatever your local store is called, it’s sure to have some good holiday finds. A lot of the actual decorations can be a little cheesey or flimsy, but they always have standard ball ornaments and other elements like vases or jars for creating your own seasonal decor. It’s hard to beat a vase for a dollar!

Hobby Lobby

We just got a Hobby Lobby in our area last year and it’s insane how many options they have. To be honest, sometimes I get a little overwhelmed when I go in, but they do have great prices! You can find even better deals when they do post-holiday markdowns. It’s a great time to grab some items for next year at super affordable prices.

Michael’s

Michael’s has started carrying a lot more cute decor in the past few years, although they still have plenty of craft items for making your own if you prefer. Grab the free Michael’s app to get instant access to weekly coupons to save even more on decor that is often already on sale. Don’t wait too long as they typically transition to the next holiday on the early side.

Amazon

One of the best online options for holiday decor, Amazon has a literally endless selection so it’s best to search for a specific item if you don’t want to lose track of your day! Take advantage of Amazon Prime to get those fun new decor items shipped for free in just two days (also great for last minute Christmas shopping… not that I ever wait until the last minute.)

Where are your favorite places to find holiday decor??

 

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