We recently moved into a 3-story townhome out in West Des Moines, Iowa. Since we’ve lived here for a little over a month and the place is finally looking like a home, I figured that I’d take a few pictures and share our new home.
Yes, living in a 3-story townhome means that we have stairs to climb everyday but I really like the layout and the space that I now have compared to my previous apartment. We have two bedrooms, one and a half bathroom’s, a two car garage, a stacked washer and dryer, kitchen with an eat-in island, computer nook and a living room.
Here’s how I recommend turning a house into a home:
1. Hang things on the walls – Bare walls are uninviting and uninteresting! Add some personalization by adding photos of friends or family. Have you gone a vacation lately? Take a look through you pictures and see if you’ve taken any photos that could be blown up and used as artwork.
2. Don’t be afraid of crafting things – If you see something or you’re inspired by something, try making something of your own! You’ll have fun doing it, it’s a story to share and your decorations will be full of character.
3. Pick a theme/color and stick with it – Each room or area should somewhat pull and flow on its own. Having a random mix of things will look chaotic and cluttered. Try adding colorful placemats under lamps, accenting with vaces or candle holders (you can find cute/cheap options at Gordman’s and Hobby Lobby) or buy some pillows and create your own pillow covers using your palette!
Take a look at what a few of the rooms in my home look like:
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