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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Flower Tour & Outdoor Spring Decor Tips

I'm so excited to share a few of my outdoor flowers and outdoor decor tips with you today!  Every year over Mother's Day weekend I go out and buy all my annuals for the spring and summer, and then spend a day potting all my new pretties. And every year is a new color scheme for our outdoor accents.

Flower Tour and Outdoor Spring Decor Tips | One Mile Home Style - Marigolds and galvanized bucket

TIP: Try to stick to a color scheme for your flowers so you don't get overwhelmed by all the choices that are out there. This year I went with mostly pinks and reds, but the kids insisted on marigolds too, so there are a few yellows and oranges on the back deck for a bright little splash of color.

Outdoor Spring Decor Tips | One Mile Home Style - Outdoor Dining Space

TIP: If your old flowerpots aren't looking so hot, pick up a couple of cans of spray paint in fun colors to make them new again. I repaint my flowerpots every year and it is so much more inexpensive than buying new every year! 

Flower Tour & Outdoor Spring Decor Tips | One Mile Home Style - Pink and White Flowers

TIP: All your flowerpots don't need to match, They don't even need to be the same style (they don't even need to be flowerpots!). Again, use a couple of colors of spray paint to make them all look cohesive as a group. I would highly recommend keeping your eyes open at garage sales to pick up new containers super cheap, and then make them your own with a fresh coat of paint.

Flower Tour & Outdoor Spring Decor Tips | One Mile Home Style - Milk Can and Flowers

TIP: Bring the colors (and decor style) you use inside your home, outside. Using similar colors and styles indoors and out unites the spaces and builds a nice flow between the spaces. I use a lot of blues and greens in our home as accents, so they are perfect colors for the flowerpots outside.

Flower Tour & Outdoor Spring Decor Tips | One Mile Home Style - Blue Flowerpot with red and white flowers

TIP: Don't go overboard with your plantings. These flowers are going to grow, so be sure to give them the space they need. The first couple of weeks your flowers are going to look kind of small in the those flowerpots, but trust me, they are going to fill them out perfectly. 

I love this time of year! All the bright colors and the gorgeous weather, what more could you ask for? 

Tell me in the comments, what is your favorite outdoor decor tip?



Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Eye Candy 5.18.15

Happy Monday!!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, we had some nice spring storms that brought some much needed rain. All of my flowers and my garden are growing like crazy right now!

I couldn't pass up this home for today's eye candy. I love  this welcoming entrance and the winding walkway. The flowers and bushes look so effortless and just draw your eyes right up to those beautiful front doors. Be sure to click on the source link below to check out the interior of this home too!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Love the Home You Have {Book Review}

**This book was provided to me at no charge, all thoughts and home decorating revelations below are completely my own. Enjoy!**

Love the Home You Have {Book Review} | One Mile Home Style


I am so excited to share this book with all of you today!! I really should have shared this awhile ago, but better late than never, right?

Love the Home You Have was written by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room blog, and it is life changing! I am totally not saying that to be dramatic, it really is! I have recently had the revelation that decorating your home is not something you should be trying to do as fast as possible, it takes time to really make your house a home.

As I read more and more, I found myself nodding my head in agreement to the points Melissa was making. Decorating you home is about so much more than just the items that are within the walls of your home. It's about making your home work for you and your family, and not getting caught up in the worry of what others may think, or trying to achieve that "magazine perfect" space that you know can't look that perfect 24/7.

Love the Home You Have {Book Review} | One Mile Home Style

What makes Love the Home You Have even better? Not only is it filled with inspiring words to encourage you to love your home, each chapter ends with questions for you to really take what you just read and apply it to your home. It all wraps up with the 31-Day Love Your Home Challenge where you are challenged to make small changes that have a big impact changing how you feel about your home. I haven't started my challenge yet, but I am so excited to get to work on it!

So, if you are feeling uninspired or overwhelmed by your home, and what you want it to be, I am highly recommending this book to you. I think it really helps give you a new perspective on your home. Instead of always noticing what you don't like about your home, you will start noticing all the things that are right with your home, and finding the things that you love about it.

Run out (or click here) and buy this book! You won't regret it!
If you buy it, come back here and tell me it gave you a whole new perspective on your home!


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