Organizing with Baskets and Containers

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I love baskets. I use them all over the house, including baskets to organize my pantry and baskets to corral items under my kitchen island. Besides how functional they are, I just love how they look in a room!

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This is one of my newest baskets and one of my favorites (see it in my fall home tour, here).

I love these spaces and how they use baskets for organization:

Organizing with Baskets in the Office - Baskets on ShelvesBHG

Baskets above Cabinets - Organization in the KitchenBHG

Baskets with Blankets under a Console Table - Decorating and Organizing with BasketsLonny

How to organize your house with baskets and containers - The Inspired Room

Click here to see my full post with tips on how I use baskets and containers to organize my own home!

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Do you use baskets to organize your house?

10 Simple Bathroom Luxuries

Simple Bathroom Luxuries - The Inspired Room

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

I want my home to feel like more than just an ordinary house. I want it to be a restful retreat, a destination that comforts my family and prepares us to impact the world outside of it. The bathroom is where we start and end our days, so no matter how ordinary our house is it’s nice to create a luxury experience. While a bathroom covered in beautiful tile and with a glorious soaker tub would definitely feel luxurious, we can give even the most average every day bathroom a tiny sense of ‘luxury’ with affordable accessories and easy updates.

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Here are 10 Simple Bathroom Luxuries To Consider:

1) Mood Lighting

Consider changing out standard builder lighting, updating old fixtures, installing dimmer switches, or even just change out your types of lightbulbs to warm the mood of a bathroom. Lighting makes a big impact on how we feel in a room, and even how we look!

2) A Favorite Candle

I think it’s safe to say I have a candle in every room of my house, and the bathroom is no exception. I love the romantic feel of a flickering candle mixed with the pretty scent (but unscented adds a nice ambiance even if you are sensitive to smells!).

3) Hand Soap, Bath Salts, and Bubble Bath

Soap and bathroom accessories feel luxurious when they are in a fancy jar, don’t they? Incorporating spa-like products in your bathroom will make you feel welcomed and inspired, as if you are on vacation in a luxury hotel.

4) A Spa-Like Shower Head

Every shower can be a spa-like experience when you have a shower head that you love. A spa-like shower head (such as the Delta Temp2O 6- 6-Spray LED Digital Temperature Display Showerhead at The Home Depot) is a quick and affordable way to update your bathroom and make the whole bathroom feel almost brand new again! With the new technology that regulates the temperature to be just right,  your shower is great way to start and end your day.

5) Flowers

Flowers and plants in a bathroom are a luxurious touch that add a sense of well-being and calm to a space. Keep spa colored vases on hand to hold pretty blooms.  “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul” — Luther Burbank Enough

6) A Laundry Hamper

One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when something functional is beautiful, I am much more inspired to use it. Treat yourself to new bathroom accessories like a pretty laundry hamper!

7) Fresh Towels

A stack of fluffy white towels neatly folded in a cabinet or by the tub will give you a sense of being in your own luxury spa.  It’s about time at my house to purge out many of my old towels and start fresh!

8) Fresh Bath Rugs

One of the quickest ways to refresh and update your bathroom is to swap out old bath rugs with new clean mats. I like to have a fluffy bath rug by the sink, and more absorbent rugs by the shower.

9) A Pretty Stool

If you have the space, consider adding a pretty stool to your bathroom. It’s the perfect spot to perch on while putting on shoes or an extra space to stack towels. Adding furniture to a bathroom is a great way to add character, color, pattern, and texture too!

10) Clean Counters, Organized Drawers

Last, but certainly not least…a clean bathroom will instantly feel more luxurious than a bathroom with cluttered counters and chaotic drawers. Go on a bathroom cleaning frenzy and throw out excess or expired cosmetics and medications, clear off the counter, and tidy up the drawers. Your space will feel serene and ready to welcome you in the next time you’re ready to relax!

What are your dream bathroom luxuries?

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Fall House Tour {Part Two}

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Hello! Welcome! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL! OH MY GOODNESS! How amazing is that. I mean, honestly. I wore BOOTS last night. BOOTS! Fall lovers UNITE. RIGHT? I’m so glad you are here! Come on in, you can keep your boots on if you want, or kick ’em off and make yourself at home. We are casual around here but that doesn’t stop me from getting all excited about Fall nesting and making things all cozy and pretty this time of year.

Fall Home Tours

If you feel like it’s a deja vu to be invited into my Fall house tour it’s because, well, it is. :) And not just because I invite you all in every Fall, but you were invited in for a fall tour last week. This week I’m joining up with the lovely hostess White Buffalo Styling blog tour to invite ya’ll in for a few MORE peeks of the rooms as they are so far this season. So, welcome!

If you are just joining in the tour today from the last stop on the tour yesterday, Rain on a Tin Roof, WELCOME!

Fall decorating ideas - console table and pinecone jar lamps

I’ve been wanting to try filling my glass HomeGoods lights with seasonal decor ever since I got them. And I finally told myself, self, this is the week to try it. So I got out my stash of pinecones and cinnamon sticks and filled the glass. Now check out how awesome they look! They warmed up the glass and just look so Fallish!

Seasonally Filled Jar Lamp - Fall Pinecones

I’m so excited about these lamps. Imagine the possibilities? I did a post with some great ideas for glass lamps like this awhile back so now watch out world, I’ll be changing these all the time now. It’s like crafting for people who have no crafting skills! You have no idea how much simple ideas like this mean to me. Hahaha.

One of the things I’ve been pondering lately is how much I have enjoyed bringing in traditional Fall colors like browns and a few pops of rusty reds, greens and even some maroons. With mostly neutral rooms and decor it’s easy to just try new colors and go with my seasonal whims. And if my whims want greens and rusty reds mixed in with the grays and blues, my whims win out and I just do it. It’s fun.

Simple Fall Mantel - The Inspired Room

I showed you the mantel in the last tour, but here’s a close up. I am so happy with the Restoration Hardware mirror, it’s just a nice focal point there on the fireplace so I can add a few seasonal touches around it and that’s really all it needs. I just don’t get too fussy when it comes to decor, so it’s nice to have the basic structure of a mirror there to anchor the design.

Cozy Fall Blankets

One thing I love about preparing my house for Fall is making things all cozy especially with BLANKETS. I always thought it would be fun to have a big cabinet filled to the brim with beautiful blankets. You know, like in a store when you see an amazing antique armoire or something piled high with beautiful Dash & Albert blankets? That’s my dream. But, I don’t have that. I have three Target blankets on a small shelf. You gotta start the dream somewhere. You better believe when it gets a little chillier I’ll be snuggled up under one of these.

Fall in the kitchen

In the kitchen I’m already thinking about how much I enjoy delicious hot breakfasts like oatmeal (I love putting cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts on mine on a cold morning). I also start feeling more domestic and enjoy Fall baking (you can see a fun guide here that I put together for eBay of some of my favorite Fall baking items). I also love styling my open shelves (you can see my kitchen shelves here).

Kitchen Sink and Fall Bouquet- The Inspired Room

That blue and white vase we got at the Goodwill has been filled with Fall flowers for a few weeks now. I just keep going out in the yard and cutting things! This weekend I picked up some pretty Fall flowers at Trader Joes. Fresh seasonal flowers and natural decor really speak to me so much more than anything I could make myself. Just seeing a little plant or bouquet as I’m passing through a room makes me ridiculously happy.

Memorable gatherings

I don’t even mind that it starts getting darker earlier because, CANDLES!!! Tell me candles are not one of the best things about this time of year! (The tray and pumpkins are from LoveFeast. If you missed the $200 shopping giveaway for LoveFeast yesterday, go enter!). By the way, the glass lanterns are from Mary and Martha (I’ll be having a Fall giveaway for a few fun things from them, too, soon!).

Fall Bedroom Decorating = The Inspired Room

It’s time for the sweater pillows and cable knit blankets to cozy up the nest. You can see a couple of other views of my bedroom in my last Fall tour.

Cozy Fall Entry Decorating

And now we are in the entry, just about to the end of what I have to show you for the second part of my Fall tour! My fiddle leaf is still growing and happy…I’m pleased to report.

I’m still excited about my 21 Days of Loving Fall series. I’ve only shared one day so far but fear not and stay tuned for all 21 days over the next couple of months. I’m just going to be sharing the little things that make me embrace Fall and love every minute of it.

Simple Fall Entry - The Inspired Room

Thanks for coming by! Please stop by the next love Fall home tour today…my friend Beth from Home Stories A to Z!

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*Don’t forget to visit part one of my Fall Home Tour!

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