After 4 road trips, 3 airports, and tons and tons of family, food and fun, we have officially survived the hoildays! We are so thankful for all of the amazing people we have in our lives, and my favorite part of this time of year is, stressful traveling aside, we have the chance to catch up with everyone. Catching up usually comes with some presents, especially for our 1.5 year old son. He was in no need of more toys, but who can resist?!?! It is all so cute and fun… and loud and cumbersome. Now that we are home, it is time to get our house back in order, or actually to find new order, by finding homes for all these new gadgets and gizmos. That led to me think that I can’t imagine we are the only family out there struggling to keep their kids’ toys from taking over the house! Here are some of my favorite toy storage products to help you get order back in your home!
I love the sleek look to this toy bin. It will fit right into with your living room decor, but with an open top, it makes toy storage and clean up a cinch!
Tight on space and budget? This is a great solution. It offers multiple ways to store toys and book, has a very compact design and a great price tag!
I love this desk and chairs to create a little arts and craft nook. The desktop lifts up to store all of the art supplies, and with this price tag, it’s okay if the paint ends up on the table!
This toy chest is sure to add a ton of personality to your playroom, while also creating a great place to easily store lots of toys. The animals are adorable and the bins are soft making them a great addition to young kids’ spaces.
These baskets are on the pricier end, but they have a sophisticated look that will blend right in with your living room, while still being incredibly functional. I love their chic laid-back style!
I love the style of this basket, plus, it will be practically indestructible! These would be a great basket to use in your playroom (or even a few at your entry for your own stuff!), and for $9, you could add as many as you want!
My stack of children’s books seems to keep growing and growing, and I’m running out of floor space. This is a great way to keep them all organized, make them easy for young ones to pull them off and put them back, and not take up any floor space.
You can’t forget about the bathroom! Don’t let your kids’ bath toys keep you from enjoying a relaxing soak in tub. These adorable bath toy storage pieces are fun and functional. They not only gather up all of the toys, but the mesh allows them to dry while hanging on your wall.
I hope you guys all had a great holiday season, and here’s to a great 2016!
The term ‘contemporary’ is evolving into a blended mix of new and old. It’s elegant and antique rolled into one happy space. The trend began it’s evolution from geometrics to ikat prints then moved on to brass finishes and is now including bright pops of unexpected colors and eye-catching details. Long gone are the days of bland, neutral and safe. It is time to start having a little fun again! Your home should be a reflection of your personality and your life, so make sure to include that in your designs. Here are the top five new trends to help you update your home!
1: Start mixing in some vintage inspired pieces. By adding an heirloom end table or chippendale dining chairs, your space will start to take on a whole new feel. One of my favorite ways to play around with this trend is to upholster a vintage chair with a modern fabric. This trend works well in any style. Here is a contemporary console with a mid century modern table lamp and ottomans by Emily Henderson. Simple, yet so effective!
2: In with the brass, out with the silver. While chrome is still very much in style, satin has taken a backseat to brass, gold and bronze. Whether your home is rustic or chic, this look can seamlessly work its way into your world. Think, tables, lighting and drawer pulls! And mixing chrome and gold finishes creates a layered and sophisticated look that will make your home a showstopper! Studio McGee transformed this kitchen and laundry cabinet doors with brass hardware.
3: Loosen up with your prints. No need to be stiff and rigid anymore! Balance out your geometric and striped prints with some floral, ikat or abstract prints. This will soften up the look of your home and make it more inviting. Win win! This otherwise traditional striped chair looks updated, fun and inviting with this ikat patterned throw pillow found on Domino.com
4: You most likely already have a great neutral foundation to your home, so this tip should be easy to incorporate. COLOR! Add in some punches a real color, not muted toned down color, but bright and vibrant color. Nothing makes a space feel more alive and all around happier than a fun pop of color. Doesn’t this bright rug on Domino.com just put a smile on your face?
5: Rug styles are moving in one of two directions. The first direction is shag. Who doesn’t love a nice, warm and fuzzy shag rug to run around on. But, if shag isn’t your thing (which I guess it isn’t everyone’s), classic oriental rugs are making a strong comeback, as well, but if you want to have even more fun with this, try one with oversaturated colors. Just look how this gorgeous runner gives this kitchen designed by Becki Owens a completely new feel.
These are all quick and easy ways to update your space, create a more fun and inviting feel, and put a smile on your face! Isn’t that what it’s all about really???