while moving into my new place i was looking for small touches that would make the space feel more like a home. not big projects and new furniture but little things that make a space homier. so i turned to a couple of my favorite design bloggers for their tips. today, i'm super excited to introduce you all to mackenzie from design darling. her blog is overflowing with inspiration and i'm so happy she's sharing some of her tips here today.
hi, everyone! i am so happy to be sharing my decorating tips on a lovely escape today. when audrey asked me to share a few things i use to make a new place feel like home, i immediately thought of personal touches like candles, flowers, pictures, tea towels, and throw pillows. and who better to address those needs than my summer employer, jonathanadler? all of these finds are under $100 and will definitely do the trick when it comes to putting your stamp on a new place.
bringing candles into your home is an opportunity to fill your space with a favorite scent and universally flattering candlelight — in other words, an opportunity not to be missed! i love these candles, named after vacation destinations, for adding exotic appeal without breaking the bank.
whether peonies for spring or hydrangea for summer, fresh flowers never fail to cheer me up. all you need to complete the look is the right vase. i love the quirky appeal of this banana vase but there's nothing wrong with the classic hurricane shape either.
tea towels are a fun way to introduce color into the standard white kitchen or to spruce up a lackluster tabletop when entertaining guests. employ them as dish towels for everyday use and as cloth napkins for your next party!
throw pillows have the power to transform a white-walled room full of neutral furnishings. use them to bring in your favorite colors or swap them out seasonally (linen for summer and velvet for winter, for instance) to completely change the feel of your room every few months.
thank you, audrey, for having me here today and congratulations on your new place! i'm sure you'll have it feeling like home in no time.