While I drink my first cup of coffee and prepare for another busy, busy day in the office, I thought I'd share some of the decorating ideas I got while skimming through Pinterest. Yes, I'm addicted. The creativity that is shared through this wonderful site makes me downright giddy. It's amazing!
For those of you who don't know what Pinterest does or even is, it's a site that allows people to share their creative findings or their own creative ideas. Someone shares a recipe, DIY, Make Your Own, decorating, or party idea and then someone else on Pinterest, "repins" or re-shares the idea and then someone else sees it and "repins" it, and so on. I do believe in giving credit where credit is due so whenever I can, I search for the original source. Sometimes it takes me a little time but I'm like a dog with a bone...I'll do my darnedest to find it.
Pinterest Inspiration #1
For those of you who don't know me, I went through what some would call a minimalist stage which directly coincided with having two young boys and a puppy in the house. Nothing on the walls, breakables packed away for another day, second hand furniture, you name it. I don't even have our engagement or wedding photos out. And pictures of loved ones out for people to look at (my husband calls them "dead walls", you know, the pictures of loved who have passed on beautifully displayed in gorgeous frames as decoration on a wall) are packed away too. Not in my house, until now.
As I was browsing through Pinterest, I found a very unique and functional way to display photos. They don't have to be in frames and the pictures can be changed whenever I want. Yes, I'm fickle...I like changing things up all the time, so this is the perfect solution.
The directions can be found at Fresh Home Ideas (along with a great many other wonderful ideas). I'm planning on doing one for 4"x6" photos and one for 5"x7" portraits. I can then put our engagement and wedding photos in beautiful frames above the picture rails. It will allow me to change things around, add photos depending on the season, and keep things fresh and exciting.
Pinterest Inspiration #2
My second inspiration is soooo simple and again, I can change it up depending on the season but with me it'll be more likely, on a whim.
You can find the directions on Becoming Martha.
Pinterest Inspiration #3
I love nature and whenever I can, I try to incorporate a little nature into my home. Live plants I tend to kill unless they are thriving outside where Mother Nature waters them regularly. And my vegetable garden always seems to grow wildly without question. If it's a house plant...forget it, it'll be dead in a week. What's a girl going to do? Simple...
I found this on Apartment Therapy which led me to Moss Eclectic. It's a simple yet wonderful way to bring a little nature into my office.