Britany & Matt's Arcadia Bungalow
Name:Britany & Matt
What I Love About My Home
I am a girl who loves a challenge...and instead of paying top dollar in decor, I love to find hidden treasures from affordable stores like TJ Maxx and Home Goods and pair them with great 'staple' furniture pieces that I have invested in over the years. I loved downsizing and being able to put more thought into each an every decorating item, as opposed to my last larger house where I felt like I needed to just 'fill it up'. I also loved the challenge of re-purposing some of my furniture from my larger home and pairing it with a smaller scale items... ie, using my dining chairs, recovering them and pairing 1 for my desk in the office and the other 4 with a smaller white table from Ikea.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The first and largest challenge in this rental home was the paint color, it was a rather peachy tone which HAD to be changed to fit with my aesthetic. I think painting the walls the dusty blue-gray color made the first biggest improvement in regards to decorating. The second challenge were some of the windows which posed a bit of a challenge with furniture placement. I got creative and hung drapes over one of the windows in the bedroom that was the only wall the headboard would work on. Its not a 'typical' design move but I think it worked well. Third, I had 'hide' the not so pretty blinds that came with the house... so I hung ceiling to floor white draperies in both the dining and living area. It made a HUGE difference with the overall feel of softness and sophistication in the home. I love my bungalow so much, it makes up for the lack of closet space!
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