My family is coming to visit next month and I’m feeling the urge to bust some things out of my “prop closet” in an effort to make the guest rooms feel cozy and welcoming before their arrival. You know how it goes… one thing leads to another- I can’t shut my “design brain” off, and rather than a quick “fluff” or styling session- now I’ve got a wishlist full of items to complete a couple of magazine-worthy bedrooms. Haha! Somebody reel me in. We’re actually in saving mode for some big projects I can’t wait to share, but there are plenty of affordable home items on my Wayfair wishlist that are already on their way to me. Besides… even on the bigger items- I feel a sense of excitement just adding it to my list, even if I’m not ready to purchase. Want to see?
I’m just going to give you a snapshot of everything I’ve saved to my Wayfair lists lately, because there are so many good finds! Now you know what I’ve been doing with my time… I got sucked into the Wayfair rabbit hole (and no- this is NOT sponsored) and have lost hours of my life. Ha! I’m calling it worth it though- I have a lot of fun doing this and dreaming up our home.
First up… furniture. We have a whole lotta house to furnish in comparison to our previous home and things kind of feel empty (despite the fact that Crosby grew into a dog from his puppy size)– but that’s part of it. Negative space doesn’t bother me and I don’t like buying just to buy. I prefer to take my time and create each moment in our home vignette by vignette (my pocket book also thanks me for that).
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Obviously I love every single piece of furniture pictured above because it is MY wishlist. I think the first thing I’ll buy is #3 for a cozy window nook in one of the bedrooms. The armless sofa will run wall-to-wall and will provide a comfy seating space- or even a sleeping area for our nieces & nephews when they come to visit. It’s about the size of a twin bed with the cushions removed. Next, maybe a bench, media console, or chairs? Haha! It’s a toss up.
I mainly want to jazz up our house because one of my family visitors is a special one… my grandmother is tagging along and this is the first time she has visited us in Utah! They’re flying in from Kentucky, so it’s a big trip. She’s the creative person in my family and we’re a lot alike. She loves following along on the computer (and snail mail photos I send to her), but I want her to experience an inviting space in person. Obviously she loves me either way (whether my house is semi put-together or not), but I want to make this trip special for her. She has already requested antique shopping (YAY). Apparently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My mother, however, is probably going to murder the both of us because she’s not super into that. Haha!
Next up… lighting! We have a million boob lights to eventually swap out in our new house. Obviously I’m exaggerating, but there are A LOT of bad, builder fixtures I’m itching to get rid of sooner rather than later. Remember our pretty hallway? Those lights were super duper affordable!
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Yikes, there are SO many I want… basically all of them. Again-my list. Do you feel like you’re in my brain? Honestly, the pricing on most of these is really phenomenal. You can shop via the slider below and hover for the pricing, if you’d like…
I’ll be sure to share my little “mini makeover” with my new goods once everything arrives. Obviously we’ll be renovating every single room, but in the meantime- I guess I’m going to bite the bullet and style out a guest room or two (just a little). I know I said I was against putting in all that work only to redo or update things, but I’m doing it for g-ma…. and only in one or two rooms! The guest bath should also be finished by the time they arrive (although we’re sort of behind). Here’s to hoping the upstairs will look much better next month!