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In these coming days a lot of us are going to be spending a lot more time at home. For some of us, the idea of spending time home fills us with joy; we’re elated. For others of us we’re looking forward to the comedown from all of this craziness and itching to get back to our normal routines.
Around Christmastime I picked up the book ‘Homebody‘ by Joanna Gaines. For those of you who don’t know who she is, she is the cofounder and co owner of Magnolia; a home design brand. She was also the co star (with her husband Chip) to a show I was obsessed with back in the day on HGTV, Fixer Upper. I picked up the book because a) I’ve been obsessed with architectural design, interior design and interior decorating since I was a young teen b) I’m in love with her design brand, and c) It was on clearance because the cover was ruined and I could finally justify buying it on sale instead of at full price (because budget). I only recently mustered up the strength to open this book, not because I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it, but because I knew how deeply I was going to dive into it. I needed to make sure I had completed every other important thing before I allowed myself to get lost in it.
It was even more incredible than I could have imagined. What I thought was going to be a simple book filled with “ooo”s and “ahhh”s was actually a book catered to identifying and cultivating the readers own personal style, fully equipped with note pages and sketching space for your own design ideas. It inspired me to really dig deep into a few concepts, a) what does home really mean to me and b) what is my personal design style? And what better a time to think about the definition of home and to dream of your perfect home than now, when the world is…well…stuck at home.
What defines home?
Home to me, has always been a space to land after a busy day. As much as I love home, I’ve started yearning for home to be much more than that. I dream of a home that can be the extension of my joy, the extension of my peace. I believe a home should showcase the pieces of you that matter the most. Home should be more than a keeper of things, home should simply, be.
I do not yet have a home that is mine. I live in a home, yes. But that home is my mothers, and although I reside there for now, I dream of a space one day that will embody me. A space with my personal touches, classic details and nicole-esque accents. Until such a space it mine, I will continue to dream and you if you’d like can dream along with me. Below I’ve compiled a list of my current favorite cozy home style trends. Let’s see if you can guess which homestyle I gravitate towards most between rustic, industrial and Boho. Within this list I’ve linked special pieces of these homes that I think make these homes exquisite. Small details can make such extravagant impacts, wouldn’t you agree? If a certain detail catches your eye, checkout the links, you just might find the perfect piece to complete your home building journey.
Swoon Worthy Home Trends for 2020
Trend One: Floor to Ceiling Window
I love a good floor to ceiling window. Can’t you just imagine yourself sitting in front of those windows, wrapped in a warm blanket, a hot cup of tea in hand watching the rain fall…a dream. (Shop the look: hanging planters, rug, floor planters )
Trend Two: Entry Way Seating
This is a style I enjoy not only for the way it looks but also for its function. It gives you a space to sit while taking off your shoes before fully entering the home and also adds a bit of character. (Shop the look: Faux sheepskin throw, wall planters, storage baskets, wall hooks)
Trend Three: Floor Level Bed
So this one is probably way more of an aesthetically pleasing thing than a practical one BUT I still visually love the look of a bed very low to the ground if not on the ground. It just looks more cozy and inviting to me. (shop the look: pillows, blanket, bed tray, hanging planters)
Trend Four: Open Cabinet Kitchen
This one has to be done right to achieve the look BUT if you’re someone who is organized (or at least knows how to hide their clutter well) then you could easily rock this look. My favorite part about this look is its ability to turn your dish ware into art when not in use. (Shop the look: brass mugs, industrial shelving, Chemex, brass drawer handles)
Trend Five: Corny Bathroom Signage
I love this one. And maybe it simply makes me a total dork but I think theres no better place for a little bit of cheeky art than when your cheeks are taking a seat…haha…get it? (Shop the look: Get Naked, Just kidding, would poop here again, nice butt, rustic jars)
Just looking through these images brings me so much joy. Theres just something about a beautifully designed home that speaks wonders to me.
Did you guess my preferred style? I love boho, industrial and rustic all pretty evenly to be honest, but if I had to pick one I’d probably go with the boho style. I’m drawn to the earthy elements and the use of natural textures to bring a room to life.
In this time of turmoil, I’ve found myself diving into pockets of quiet. Im taking the time to find things that bring be joy, no matter how small. At this particular point in time that is my Homebody book and I am more than okay with that.
I will be writing more soon. In the midst of this chaos, I am determined to provide calming content to you here and on youtube. We’re going to get through this friends, one breath at a time.
Till next time,