On Making a House a Home

Tyler and I had our first weekend trip to IKEA a couple of weekends back, and it was one of the best things we’ve done.  Sure, we blew a bigger chunk of paycheck than we had anticipated, but we had a great time roadtripping, daydreaming of the way our future houses will look, eating delicious Swedish food and working to furnish our home with some extra odds and ends that we’ve been missing.  One of the first things we wanted to work on was our bedroom.  The temporary nightstands we’d been using were rather college-dorm-y, and the walls were quite bare.  Here’s how it looks now:

The nightstands and the flower pictures are the latest additions from our IKEA venture.

Husband tends to lurk in pictures.  He also tends to think that I’m silly for taking pictures of our house and posting them on the Internet.

This is a dresser that belonged to my great grandparents, and that I inherited:

Here’s what our bathroom looks like (I’ve done my best to restrain the purple in our house to the bathrooms):

Still looking for better ways to store my endless amounts of hair and skin products, there’s essentially no storage at our removed sink.  But we do have this hand towel, which makes me happy every single day.

The other great part of our IKEA trip is was the writing desk we got for the guest room.  When I have things I need to be working on, this little desk is a great haven:

Our kitchen and living room are some of my favorite parts in the house.

Behind the couch is our “season table.” My mom had one growing up, where she would always keep it decorated for the current season or holiday coming up, and I love doing the same in our house.

The piano was a lovely gift from the Butler clan which I spend lots of time practicing and preparing rehearsals on.

Fun as it is to buy new pieces from IKEA and such, I love our antique tea cart, wooden dresser, piano and couch and all of the other pieces that we’ve been given by friends and family over the years.  What makes our house a home is not the things we buy, but the vision of the home we want to have and the loving people we fill our home with.

3 Responses to “On Making a House a Home”
  1. Felicity says:

    ah looks so nice love! fun to see the little changes throughout each room since I was there last. Though I noticed something missing

    ME! wouldn’t a Fels crashing on your couch really complete the whole space?

  2. Laura says:

    Aw, you guys! The house looks great, I recognize that glass table and the chairs! What a beautiful place to live, love you guys so much! Looking forward to visiting during the holidays!

  3. Lena says:

    haha, oh Tyler, what does he know about blogging? Taking pictures of your house and posting them on the internet is not silly. 🙂 So excited you have a blog!

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