Growing up I would watch my parents do date nights at Home Depot and spend their date night moolah on home projects. Whenever my parents wanted to remodel or update a portion of their home, they read up on how to do it and went to town. That definitely rubbed off on me because now I have this notion that whatever I want to do, I can make it happen for a fraction of the price and it'll turn out beautiful. It's safe to say that my Home Inspiration board on Pinterest is overflowing, and that my parents will be helping me out with my future home ;)
1. Colorful Door
My first non-negotiable is a colorful door, which is a pretty easy DIY but I think it makes such a huge difference when it comes to curb appeal. I also love the look of brick accents with a clean blue and white home; so classy!
2. Wrap Around Porch
While I can't really do this myself, I definitely want a home where I can entertain guests while enjoying the nature that surrounds us. If I can't have a front porch, then I'll be decking out my backyard with bistro lights, comfy seats, and a massive fire pit for smores.
3. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
They need to be EVERYWHERE. I cannot even express how happy flowers make me. Inside the house and outside!
4. Dark Flooring/Herringbone
I love the warmth that wood flooring gives to a house, but wood is a lot of upkeep. There are some awesome wood, tile, carpet and vinyl flooring options on FloorsUSA; which makes it easy to compare and contrast what I'd want in my home! My mom and I found tile that looks like dark wood flooring and I was totally sold. Granted, she is the one with a house so she's putting it in her front room. I'm excited to see how it turns out :)
5. Clean, Bright & Beautiful Kitchen
A kitchen is the hub of the home. Everyone is always in and out of the kitchen; eating, talking, and hanging out! While this picture isn't the culmination of all the various parts I would want in my future kitchen, it captures the feeling of what I'd want. The exposed beams, dark flooring, big open windows, blue accents, and subway tile make my heart sing!
6. Chic Bathroom
After looking through these pictures I don't think it's a shock to you that I love the combination of blue, cream/white, and brown. It is just so relaxing and pretty! I love the ladder in this bathroom and all the accoutrements that make it feel like a fancy hotel bathroom.
7. Functional & Aesthetically Pleasing Laundry Room
I'm only doing laundry for 2 people and I spend SO MUCH TIME FOLDING. It's gonna be the death of me when I start having little ones haha! I'd love to have a laundry room that I don't mind spending some time in. Plus all the organized baskets make me soooo happy. I probably have too many baskets in my house right now, but I could always use more.
Overall, I love the feeling of a bright and airy space while also helping guests to feel cozy and comfortable in my home. I've tried to achieve that in the rental I'm in now, and I get excited whenever someone new walks through my door and loves all the work I've done. Makes me so giddy! I can't wait to have my own home to decorate to my hearts content :)