My name is Destiny and I blog over at Just Destiny Mag! I believe that whether it’s through a smile, laugh, fresh flowers, bike rides, hiking in search for the sun rise, chocolate chip cookies, a made bed, or a painted wall, being authentic, genuine and loving are all ingredients to a meaningful life and home!
I’m so happy + honored to be guest posting here today and that Jenna asked me to be apart of this yearly series with some other amazing bloggers.
Here are a few things that I intentionally do make my home meaningful.
Comfort is the number one thing I think about when designing any room in our home. It can look as pretty as a magazine but if it’s not comfortable then it’s not live able. Comfort just doesn’t come in the form of pillow and blankets. It’s familiar pictures of vacations past, it’s having a place that says “come sit down” instead of ” do not touch” it’s having a place for everyone to sit and read, watch tv, or have hard conversations.
Our family room is definitely the heat of our home. It’s were we invite friends over, have movie nights, laugh, cry, relax and play games. I used a big sectional for tons of seating with the extra luxury of down filled cushions so we can really sink in on those hard days:0) Plus pillows, carpets floors and drapes add to the overall coziness to the room. I also love using neutrals because it keeps things in our home quiet. If you know us personally we have enough personality to fill these walls with all types of colors! SO I think the neutrals balance out life out very well.
BUT, I could never not have any color in my home so I always add a pop of color to each room. In our family room it’s green…
In our guest room it’s blue…
I don’t have many collections in my home right now but I feel like in the future we will have plenty. We are still a pretty young family but that doesn’t stop me from collecting some of my favorite things.
Below is a small collection of green glass from Goodwill. It goes so well with the green in our family room!
In my kitchen I have this fun collection of cake plates. I just can’t resist a pretty cake plate as you can see! Displayed on these open shelves in my kitchen helps me show them off instead of hiding them in a closet!
Collections are so wonderful because it’s something that you can pass down from generation to generation! I hope one day my little girl will want to have some of my collection in her home!
I love using inspiration in my home by using gallery walls! It’s the perfect way to let your family’s memories and personality shine in the home. Plus you can incorporate gentle reminders, including bible verses and family mission statements so everyone can be inspired daily.
FUN AND FUNCTIONAL
You can have all of the things above but if your home isn’t fun and functional then you’re missing out on one of the best part of designing! Like I said before my home is pretty neutral. That’s they way I like it. But when it came to my office I wanted it to be FUN but FUNCTIONAL! So I experimented a little and came up with a space I LOVE to be in. Boxes and painted dressers house all of my crafts that I do on my blog plus it’s a place where I feel motivated and inspired to create, which lead to a meaningful life for my entire family!
Thanks so much for having me Jenna! Fall and Winter seasons are big for us over at Just Destiny Mag! SO, I would love for you to hang out with us for some inspirational crafts and home decor >>> www.justdestinymag.com
“A smile, laugh, fresh flowers, bike rides, hiking in search for the sun rise, chocolate chip cookies, a made bed, or a painted wall, being authentic, genuine and loving are all ingredients to a meaningful life and home!” How true is that?! Destiny always has me in awe with the creations + rooms she creates. Her style is so fresh + crisp, yet comfortable + inviting.
Along with the gorgeous spaces she creates, she also has a great sense + style for making beautiful printables for the home. She recently made this fun pineapple printable (that can be printed free) for Summer…
Head on over to Just Destiny Mag, and give Destiny a BIG HELLO!
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Creating a Meaningful Home