How do you decorate?
Maybe, “Do you decorate?” is a better question. Your life is busy. Maybe you have kids. Or a job. Or (gasp) both! Your home, in no way, looks like a spread from Martha Stewart Magazine.
The truth is that my house is usually a total wreck. I can’t seem to keep up with the laundry, and I certainly don’t dust regularly. Because let’s face it, who really has time to clean like our mothers did? And does anyone really have the money to curate a collection of well-chosen pieces of traditional home decor?
I certainly don’t.
I do, however, love my house. In fact, I’d rather be home than anywhere else in the world.
After a super-stressful day at work, I am always happy to get the mail, unlock the door, and walk into my kitchen.
It’s not because it’s really clean. Or because it’s large, swoon-worthy, and stylish. (It’s just a 2-bedroom cape cod with budget updates, after all.)
It is, however, because I have made my home my own.
I’ve surrounded myself with casual, handmade pieces that I love. A deer print made by someone on Etsy. A farmhouse table I constructed myself. A vintage typewriter desk that holds old milk bottles. A Honeysuckle & Pine “It’s So Nice To Be Home Sign.” These are the things I love. (And you can’t buy them at Hobby Lobby.)
You see, your home decor doesn’t have to be professionally styled like the gorgeous photos you see on Instagram. It just needs to be you.
My goal at Honeysuckle and Pine is to help you find those pieces of home decor that make you happy to be home, too.
Maybe it’s a simple welcome home sign. Or something funny for your bathroom. Perhaps you find a wine or book-themed sign that perfectly suits your personality.
Whatever it is that strikes your fancy (yeah, I just said that), you can be sure that it’s a quality-made piece that no one in your neighborhood already has.
So go ahead and give yourself permission to make your house a home. And happy decorating, my friends!