Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

Want to spark joy in your home? Bring more personality to your decorating style with statement decor pieces that don’t break the bank.

This post is sponsored by featuring Drew Barrymore’s Flower Home Collection.

This is one of my secrets to elevating style on a budget. Less can be more if you focus on decorative elements that are anything but ho-hum and boring!

Often all we need to make a visual impact in a room is one key statement piece! When I’m shopping for my home, I am always so excited to find decorative pieces that are not only affordable, but that are fresh, fun and unique. So much of what I find out there when I’m shopping doesn’t spark joy at all for me because it’s either too expensive or too ordinary.

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

Recently I was THRILLED to discover a fantastic art piece while shopping at Walmart (yes!). Who would have thought? This art is was exactly what I have been looking for! It’s a part of the new Flower Home Collection by Drew Barrymore.

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

I was delighted to find this new collection as it has so many fun, whimsical and affordable items I loved. I think Drew and I might be kindreds when it comes to a desire to create a space that has a unique personality.

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

I hung my new art in my small guest room. This room is more often used as my own personal getaway, so the tropical style of this piece was PERFECT!

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

As an entrepreneur and author, this room is where I go when I need to escape. It’s where I write books or get a little R & R every day, without actually leaving my home. Rather than feeling like my home is a place I need to escape from, I love to bring a touch of a tropical island or coastal “getaway” style to my home.

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

This room sparks so much joy for me, as does my new artwork.

Not only do I love the whimsical personality of this piece in my guest room, but I love that it’s large enough in scale that it makes a statement.

Whether you have a big room or a small room, focusing on fewer but larger scale items or pieces with bolder personality can turn less into more and boring into dramatic.

Here is a selection of other items from the Flower Home Collection that sparked SO MUCH joy for me while shopping at Walmart! (Find direct links to shop each item below!). Cute, right? I want them ALL.

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style

1.Night Birds Champagne Framed Art (two color options)

2. Teal Glass Pendant Light

3. Velvet Throw Pillow (several pretty color options!)

4. Chevron Pom Decorative Throw

5. Vintage Palm Decorative Vase

6. Guatemalan Green Vase

7.Grecian Blue Floor Vase

8. Antique Brass Arch Floor Lamp with Rattan Shade

9. Tufted Chaise Lounge (multiple colors)

10. Herb Wood Frame (set of 4)

11. Hand Woven Macrame 3 Piece Basket Set

12. Round Blue Stripe Jute Area Rug

Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style
Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style
Spark Joy with Your Decorating Style makes shopping for your home so easy! You’ll find a fantastic selection of quality home decor items, many of them come with free 2-day shipping on orders over $35—and there are no membership fees required. If live nearby, you can also shop online and pick up your items in store.

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Thank you all SO MUCH for your insights, kindness and creative budget-friendly ideas for what I could do with my fireplace (should I ever decide to make more changes!). And thank you for all the support for keeping it as it is, too!

It can be rather risky asking the internet for opinions on something as personal as decorating your home, but this lil’ community feels like a neighborhood of besties. You get me and you’ve always been so gracious in your comments! Thank you for that. I’ll put together a follow up post soon!

To do, or not to do…

To do, or not to do...

When we moved into this house, I started gathering all kinds of ideas for what I wanted to do to update this room.

I dreamed up everything from adding a window seat, to bookcases, to built ins, to some trim work, to refinishing floors, to a new fireplace surround and a fireplace insert for cozier fall days.

So many ideas!

So little time and budget.

While we’ve been able to work on quite a few other projects around our house (if you are new and want to catch up you can find many of them here!), this room has evolved in less dramatic ways than I envisioned.

But for this past season of our life, simple changes have been more than enough.

Instead of redoing the fireplace, we just painted it. Twice. :)

To do, or not to do...

Rather than a built-in window seat, we bought a rattan daybed that we ended up loving (and the dogs love it, too!).

While we still haven’t installed one bit of trim in here, we refreshed the room with paint and installed window shades.

To do, or not to do...

Of course, every so often (or every season!) we rearrange the space with rugs, furniture, art, lamps…we’re still experimenting and figuring out what makes us feel our best in here.

(If you missed my recent post, I shared how we’ve been liking our new white sofa here!)

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Similar leather ottoman / Sofa Rug / Round Accent Table / Woven side table trunk

I haven’t stopped dreaming up ideas for this room though. That’s what I do. But I’ve also grown to be quite content with it as it is. It’s comfortable. Inviting. Relaxing and cozy.

What more do I really need?

There’s something to be said about embracing simplicity, you know? Letting yourself just be content with what is. Feeling happy with what you already have, rather than always feeling the need to have new, or more…or different…or extra.

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My goal is that when I do decide to make a more significant change, it is a more thoughtful one. I want my home to speak to my heart. I don’t want to make changes on a whim just to reflect the most current design trends. I want to make changes that bring joy, make sense, are meaningful or serve our needs well.

To do, or not to do...

One of the questions I’m still pondering is whether or not I want to make a design change to my fireplace! Part of me still wants to redesign this whole wall. Part of me has grown to be comfortable with it as it is.

What are your thoughts, friends? If this was your home, would you change this wall? What ideas would you have for updating this fireplace? What inspiration photos would inspire you? Or would you just leave it as is?

Do you ever wrestle with the process of making design changes or decisions in your home?

To do, or not to do...
To do, or not to do...

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