April 23, 2014

DECORATING INSPIRATION

Today I'm going to share some decorating inspiration. My goal is to decorate with meaning and continue on with the 'less is more' aspect of life. Using meaningful decor and avoiding clutter to create a stress free environment. I want our new home to feel open and functional. Here are a few decorating inspiration photos that are totally inspiring me right now.
Decorating Inspiration. www.osiemoats.com
Along our parenting journey we have quickly realized cloth wasn't necessarily the brightest choice we've made in the furniture department. When we purchased our warehouse couches we knew for the price they could be replaced easily whenever we moved. It's nice having one couch that has removable cushion covers, but not so nice when the boys decide the couch needs a sharpie makeover. I love the look of leather couches, and it's a plus that they're durable with children and pets. When we begin our couch searching journey a necessity would be for it to have great 'deep' seating with back support. It has to have more comfy less 'for looks' appeal.
Decorating Inspiration. www.osiemoats.com


One thing I want to work on is my green thumb. I love the idea of displaying plants indoors, but haven't jumped into anything pertaining to 'gardening' because I'm afraid they wouldn't last a week. I'm going to do some research on easy to manage house plants that have a fighting chance. I'm obviously not going to house a plethora of cactus with three little boys, especially at eye level, but this image is so inspiring. Maybe I'll start with a fig leaf plant? Any gardeners out there reading this? I'd love some plant input! 
Decorating Inspiration. www.osiemoats.com
We go on so many outdoor adventures as a family. We really enjoy a good hike with one another observing mother nature. A personal goal I'm setting as far as my photography goes is to print and display more photographs from our outdoor adventures. 
Decorating Inspiration. www.osiemoats.com
We have a small eating nook in the kitchen as well as a space in front of our fireplace. Regardless of either location, the table will need to be pretty compact. You'll be able to see what I'm talking about when I do a video tour. I am loving these stools and square table. Right now our kitchen table is an antique flea market find, it's round, and most likely won't work with our new space. Not sure the boys will enjoy the backless stools but I've always wanted a bench at the table anyways so that may be a great option. Plus who doesn't love a chair that pretty much forces you to have better posture.
Decorating Inspiration. www.osiemoats.com
The entire new house is wood floors and our current king bed that we built ourselves is all wood and stained. It's definitely going to clash so it seems like the perfect time to invest in a new bed. I've been scouring the Internet for the perfect wrought iron bed. I'm obsessed with them. I also love the idea of keeping muted tones and neutral colors in the master to make it more about us and less about its decor. I have a fun adventure in the works for Scot and I when it comes to master bedroom decor.