The Glam Farmhouse

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spooky Dining Room- Day 2 of the Halloween Home Tour!

I sure hope you enjoyed the little mini tour of my Halloween Entryway Yesterday! I'm having too much fun with Halloween this year- Nick and Savanna love it so that makes it a little more fun to decorate for. Even though Halloween can be so tricky to incorporate into our everyday decor. 

Today we're moving on to a different space- The dining room! There is a general theme of Skelly following us wherever we go this time of year. Actually, it's starting to feel like he's part of the family. 
Our dining room is one of my favorite places to decorate and so is this buffet! I got so many questions about this 'BOO' sign and I got it at Marshall's last year, Unfortunately, I haven't seen them this year:( This could be a really fun DIY project though, all you would need is some twig fine similar to this!

I just love this sideboard so much! You can find it here. I actually painted mine white and switched out the hardware so that it fit in a little better into the dining room. I was really pleased with the outcome and how sturdy this piece is in general. I blog about it so much because I just really do love it! 

Almost all of the accents and Halloween decor has been purchased at Home Goods this year or last. With the exception of the glittery black pumpkins and trees, those are from the good old Target Dollar Spot- As I'm typing this, I'm anticipating what goodies they're going to have for Christmas this year! Did I just say that word? I did. I'm sorry. Don't hate me.

There is something so SpoOoOky about draping old cloths over things when it comes to Halloween Decor, isn't there?
I seriously CANNOT believe that October is coming to and end so quickly! So I'm trying to hang on as tight as I can before the Halloween gets packed up and put away in anticipation of a new Holiday. 

Don't forget to check out Day 1 of the Halloween Home Tour before you leave!

I hope you come hang out tomorrow and check out the living room all decked out for Halloween.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Have a question? Feel free to chat with me! I just love hearing from you guys! Find me on Instagram or Facebook! 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Farmhouse Chic Entryway- Day 1 of The Halloween Home Tour!

It's here, It's here!! Halloween Week! Can you believe it? I can't. But I'm excited!! I'm also excited to share my 5 days of Halloween with you. I'll be doing a tour of 5 different spaces all decked out for Halloween and I'm so excited you've joined in on the fun, so grab your favorite mug (or a glass of wine, I mean, I don't judge!) and hang out with me for a little bit today as I give you the tour of our Halloween Entryway!

Most of you that have been following along for awhile know that we don't really have an entryway. You just sort of walk into the dining room, turn to the right and there it is. 

So I just sort of make the most of this space for what it is. It gets all decked out for every season and holiday! Halloween of course, being no exception. 
Let's start with the basics shall we? I really love to just keep out my everyday decor and then fill in with some seasonal decor when the mood strikes. I did however, decide to ditch my neutral colored runner for this Spooky Mantel Cloth I picked up at {Pier 1} I was really obsessed with all of their Halloween Decor this season! The Gold Glittery Pumpkins are from there as well, and so is my favorite white and copper lantern! You can find a similar one here.
The Bats were from Target Dollar Spot last season but I'm pretty sure they sold something similar this year also.

We really love having Skelly out this time of year;) 
I'm forever obsessed with this double sided sign that Kristy from The Painted Nest made for me! The other side says "Give Thanks!" and I shared it in this post here.

By the way, I really need a new jute rug, this one is starting to show it's age! I got mine at Target and you can find it here. USE CODE FALLHOME for 10% off!!! 

I'm almost embarrassed to tell you guys that this space has already been dismantled in preparation for a new season. #BLOGGERLIFE but I'm excited to decorate for my next favorite Holiday, even though I won't yet say the word! 

I'd love it if you come check out tomorrow's post it's one of my absolute FAVORITE spaces!! I know you'll love it too. Or well, I hope so, at least!

So what do you guys think of my Halloween Entryway? Do you decorate for Halloween? I think it can definitely be tricky! But I'd love to hear all about it if you do! Let's chat on Instagram or Facebook! I just love hearing from you guys! 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tips For Creating a Guest Bedroom- The Easy and Thrifty Way!

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It's almost that time of year! When company is coming and our homes are filled with love and laughter! I absolutely love it! But if you don't have an inviting guest room or space- you might be feeling a little stressed out as the Holidays approach.

NEVER FEAR! LAURIE IS HERE! (OMG. Did I just actually type that!) I'm going to share how I decorated our guest space the easy and thrifty way with as little stress as possible! 

This was one of those projects that's been on my to do list forever. But it was just never a huge priority because nobody ever really knew it was there and that it was empty. Except for me of course. 

But when my Mom moved in- I knew we had to create a calming and welcoming space for her! We didn't have a ton of money to work with so I wanted to put together the best space I could using things I had on hand. Most of the budget for this room went to new furniture which we purchased at Big Lots- Big Lots is awesome for Home Decor and carry all of the best products that are fashionable and right on trend! I  purchased all of our outdoor furniture from Big Lots and it's easily been one of the best purchases we've made! 

Had this whole project gone my way- the room would be painted in one of my favorite griege paint colors with a neutral palette and more rustic finds- but my Mom's style is a little different then mine. She loves color and more modern things. I think this room is a perfect combination of shabby chic and modern and the end result had a very relaxed cozy cottage feel.
I'm sharing my top 5 favorite tips today for creating a guest room the easy and thrifty way and make the process as easy as possible!

Five Tips For Creating A Guest Room The Easy and Thrifty Way!

Use What You Have-

I was able to decorate this space by "shopping the house!" A spare lamp, candle stick, and clock all came together to put together the finishing touches in this shabby chic bedroom!

Make A Statement-
When you're not trying to spend a ton of money, I always try to work on one area or focus on something to make a statement! These old windows did just that- I wanted it to take the place of a headboard over the bed and it was by far the impact I was looking for and it didn't cost a ton of money! You can try things like painting stripes on one wall as an accent. Just something that draws the focus to that specific area. It makes even the most drab room seem more interesting!

Choose a Soothing Color Palette-
Everyone knows I'm a griege and white kinda gal- but my Mom really wanted some color in this space- Thankfully- we agreed on this soft lavender color and I actually really like it. It's not overpowering and really soothing and calming. Kind of makes me feel like I'm at a Spa. It's the perfect shade of purple to capture that shabby chic kind of romantic glam that is so on trend right now! Choose a color that is calming, like light blues or soft pinks and purples. 

Add Rugs-
Oh rugs, How I love them! This fur rug adds just the element of fun I wanted to add in this space! I wish it was a little bigger, but as I said, I mostly tried to shop the house and this rug used to be in Savanna's room before we purchased another, it's also served as a table runner on my coffee table! Using decor in versatile and different ways always keeps things fun!

Shop Big Lots-
Big Lots has all of the things you need to put together cozy and welcoming spaces for your guests- especially for the Holidays! I was able to purchase this Bed and Dresser in store! 
and I liked that they showed me what it looked like all put together before I purchased!
I really liked this bed because of the storage underneath- I can easily store extra blankets, sheets and other items used when guests come to visit in them! The best part is that they carry almost everything IN STORE and you can bring it right home and get started creating awesome spaces without waiting for things to come in the mail! 

Pretty spaces don't have to be hard you guys! Just make sure you're having fun with what you're doing. It doesn't have to look like something someone else is doing, if you like it that's all that matters. Don't stress too much over it. 

Enjoy everyone!
Feel free to chat with me on Instagram or Facebook. You can also drop a comment below, I just LOVE hearing from you guys and I would love to know what you think of my Mom's new room!? 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Favorite Farmhouse Style Rugs

Last week I shared a little bit about how I found my decorating style and transitioned to more of the Farmhouse Style I craved, little by little. You can check out that post here

So, as promised, this week I'm talking a little more about it, and this week I'm sharing my favorite farmhouse style rugs!

One of the things I did to achieve the farmhouse style look I loved so much, was adding rugs to my spaces, I especially loved Jute rugs and the texture they added! 
Rugs also add warmth and coziness to a space and you all know I'm all about cozy and warm. 

However- farmhouse style rugs aren't limited to just jute rugs. As you'll soon see!

Here are some of my current favorites, I know you'll just love them too!

Obviously I love to shop at Target for rugs because it's easy, but I really love my Jute Rug  from RUGS USA! They have an awesome selection and you absolutely can't beat the prices!

Do you have rugs in your spaces? Which one is your favorite?! 
Feel free to chat with me on Instagram and Facebook! Or you can drop a comment below! I just love hearing from you!

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