When you have family scattered across the country and you're active duty military, it does get a little hard to keep up with everyone. My Husband and I make our best efforts to attend reunions and visit family at every opportunity we get. The old saying, "Home is Where the Heart Is" rings true in our home. My family wall carries memories I can instantly be reminded of whenever I walk pass. I love a space that tells a story when you walk in. My "unique touch" that allows me to transform a section, area, or room includes picture frames, lighting, plants and scents of candles. If you're in need of sprucing, follow these broad guidelines and adjust where you feel necessary.
Let's begin with your platform or foundation. Are you working with an office desk, coffee table, or nightstand? The size will determine how much you can fit on top without cluttering. This particular cabinet above was refurbished by my Mom-in-"Love". She's inspired me to take my creative skills more seriously and take on more challenging projects. Check out more of my Mom's work here.
Candles are a different story. I personally own $3 candles I've purchased from the dollar store that smell better and burn longer than some expensive candles I own. Of course candle shapes, scents, and colors are left to personal preference. I love bare candles that allow me to either display the art on it or get a cool container it can go in. Target has a beautiful collection of candles and holders. They also have the wax burners that can serve as a light like the one above. I like the relaxed mood it gives off while adding a touch of romance to the room.
I'll wrap this up with floral decor: they add the beauty. I own a few artificial flowers that look realistic and every blue moon (when my Husband doesn't do it just because) I buy real flowers. And if you haven't guessed by now, I absolutely LOVE sunflowers! If you decide on plants, choose wisely in selecting one that will have longevity inside your home. If your space is by a window that will get a lot of light, go for something in the Succulent family: Aloe Vera or Cactus. If there's limited natural light go with a Jade plant or English Ivy.
All in all, I've had to take this one day at a time. Some things will naturally come to you and watching HGtv will most certainly inspire you to switch things up. Whether it's photos of family or a bunch of encouraging words in a frame, be patient and dig deep within yourself to discover what you'd like to showcase in your space that reflects YOU.
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