Being low on natural light can make your home sweet home feel more like a bat cave. Not a good look. In a perfect dream world, a wall of windows and a raised ceiling would do the trick but for most of us, that’s not an option. An easier and way more budget friendly plan is to employ easy decorating tricks that will brighten up your dark space and utilize every last ray of sunshine.
It may be the plethora of plants or the abundance of lounge-worthy nooks and reading spots but this home is the poster child for cozy cottage. Take a cue from its many pretty vignettes for giving your home that perfectly easy, never fussy yet totally gorgeous lived in look. Plus pore through the full space captured by Nancy Ray Photography right here.
Moving in together after we got married was really fun. When we got married, we were in the middle of renovating our little home. Believe it or not, when we got back from our honeymoon, my parents picked us up from the airport and we moved right in with them!
It wasn’t ideal, but it was a major blessing. Our house still had two months until it was going to be complete, and with both of our parents living in Raleigh, it felt silly to try and find a place to rent for only two months.
When we finally moved into our renovated house, it immediately felt like home. After two years of decorating, finalizing projects, and making it ours, it still feels like home. What we have learned most through this project is that stuff doesn’t make a house a home.
Blending our two styles was really fun and easy because knowing what we know, we didn’t take it so seriously. After planning a wedding together, we had a good understanding of each other’s style and what we wanted our house to look and feel like.
We wanted to fill our home with things that we love, or that remind us of what we love. We both love the ocean, which is why our home is filled with images and a color palette that reminds of us it–neutrals mixed with bold textures and cool colors.
We also both love to be outside, which is why we tried to bring outside in as much as we could–yes, I’ve become an indoor plant lady and I love it! I believe that there are no rules when it comes to designing or decorating your home.
Fill it with what both of you love! Mix patterns and textures and play around with a color palette until you make it work! The effort is worth it for both of you to come home to place that feels like a place of rest and comfort.
We spend a lot of time on instagram and I know we’re not alone! From work-related tasks to inspiration craving adventures, we’re constantly double tapping our favorites. And this group of designers and creatives is just a small sampling of our go-to’s. They craft spaces that inspire, have homes that will light a fire under your house designing booty and work that truly makes their insta feeds sparkle. Have a look at who we follow when we need a good dose of gorgeous interior inspo.