Jan 2, 2013

8 Easy, Charming Details for Home

As we clean up holiday decor - now is a good time to add some simple,
charming details around the house.
#1
Add a wreath to interior doors and large bathroom mirrors.


Use a thumb tack and ribbon to attach it to the top of the door, frame or wallboard above.

or even a moss covered frame on a hook
#2
Attach a quaint little hook to a wooden baluster to dangle a small photo frame or wreath.
 
#3
Dress up plain sides of your cabinet with legs and an iron scroll.
Even use a scroll door mat that comes in rubber.
These legs are a pillar cut down to the height of the cabinet then cut in half. Use liquid nails and screws from the inside to secure it to the cabinet ends.
(this pillar was found in an old barn that was torn down)
#4
Bring in some green!
Plants are good for the air and easy on the eyes. Use garden urns to display them indoors.
#5
You knew I would recommend a vintage door in a visible place in your home. Pantry doors are a great place but I like a basement door to look inviting. An interior french door is an easy upgrade.
#6
Decorate above doors with scrolls, pallet planters, simple word signs....
or a shelf...
#7
Place small family photos in unexpected places -
like the kitchen window...
or wrapped around a glass candle.
#8
Bring in architectural salvage and tilt them along a wall.
They make a great back drop for photos, wreaths or even add hooks to hang coats.
  
I added a little ledge to this one.
Fox Hollow Cottage

40 comments :

Kari Centner-Carr said...

Love it all! I especially love the hand-made signs. Would you mind posting what kind of cricut you use? I'm thinking of buying one but am unsure which one to go with. Any information is helpful. Thanks!

Stephanie Ruby Feldman said...

Love! We just moved into our 1940's ranch style cottage and I know I shall be visiting your page often as we begin our remodeling efforts!

Karen said...

Great ideas! I love putting scrolls over windows and doors, but you gave me some additional ideas. I just adore the coziness of your beautiful home!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love everything! It would be easier for me to move right in than to try and make everything LOL
Have a very Happy New Year Holly!
Susan

Art and Sand said...

I don't know which room is my favorite. I love the old bench in your bedroom and the "spinner" on the wall in the dining room the most.

chateau chic said...

Holly, you always have so many great ideas!! LOVE all your old doors.
Mary Alice

Debbiedoo's said...

Love these ideas Holly. I always wondered how you attached the wreath to the mirror. I may have to do that! Happy New Year.

~ Liz ~ said...

What a beautiful home. All those fantastic doors and your touches added to them are amazing.
Liz

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

So many gorgeous ideas. I especially love the little hook in the newel post! So so clever!
Karen

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I love all your sweet ideas. You do such a great job on EVERYTHING it is hard to pick just one thing, I do love that little ledge though- xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great tips and I will be revisting this. I used your idea for a wreath on our front closet door (a little wood berry wreath held up with burlap ribbon) after seeing one of yours and I love it there. I'm also in the process of adding more greenery, but haven't found any lovely urns that are affordable yet. Now to find a lovely old door or two to prop....

Anonymous said...

Love it all! Can I move in? ;-)

pballard said...

Love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing.Oh how I love your home!

Leslie Harris said...

I would do all of these! Love those shots of your checked floor, but your entire home looks so good!
Leslie ( aka Gwen Moss)

Gail said...

All of your details are beautiful Holly! I admire your creativity!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Stacey said...

Great ideas. I especially enjoy finding new ways to stick family pics around. :)

Deb Hrabik said...

Your home is so warm and inviting. So many great ideas!
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Linda said...

I like the white cover on the sofa and I was wondering where you got the cover from? Your home is so beautiful!

Anita said...

Please come redo my whole house to look just like your's. I love absolutely everything about your house!!!!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the rustic door and the windows.

Cynthia

Christine Vandormolen said...

Love it, as always..most of everything you mentioned I already have pinned....Will try to tackle some of those projects in 2013...by the way I did hang some boxwood balls on twine in my office window...will send you a pic soon.

ImSoVintage said...

I love all of your wonderful touches. I've definitely got some pinning to do. :)
Hugs,
Laura

pink*cherub*moon said...

Wonderful decorating ideas! I'm always in the mood for something new once I put away the Christmas decorations. I love your home - so inviting!!! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Pendra said...

I just ADORE your decorating style...it adds so much to your space and feels so cozy and family friendly!
Hugs,
Pendra

blesid thrifter said...

I popped in to check out your recommended paint colors... but of course had to leave a comment about your lovely ideas! Love each and every one. My favorite is the reminder to put photographs in unexpected places. You have been blessed with such an eye for scale and style. I need to stay on the lookout for a screen door for my pantry! YOU ROCK, HOLLY!!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

you have such great ideas, LOVE your wonderful home!

twelveOeight said...

I always love seeing what you are working on, you have a beautiful home! I would love for you to join the party at twelveOeight every Tuesday with your gorgeous projects :)

xoxo, Tanya
http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2012/12/pretty-things-link-party-1-is-live-plus.html

Jamie said...

I LOVE all your ideas. I'm working on getting more wreaths at least. I also have some old shutters I decorated with in the living room this past week. There's an old glass paned door in our basement. I'm going to have to ask my husband to pull it out and look it over, see what I can come up with and use it! Thanks for all the inspiration, Holly! Have a great weekend. ~ Jamie

Marty Ann said...

Love all of them! Great inspiration. Tried to read the sign about Cursing, could you tell me what it says?
Thanks again and have a GREAT Week-end.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Wow--your home, and your photos of it, are just gorgeous! Very inspirational post--I love the scrolls, and the ways your used signs above doors, and the unexpected places for photos--I'd like to try that out!

Terry Moore said...

Just stunning. What an overload of coolness and beauty.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh my gosh why have I not found you before! Thanks for joining the linky. Great ideas. I love the doors too and am lookin for one I can afford. I love your idea of the posts and grate on end of cabinet! You have inspired. I am going to hang around a little this morning and follow you too so I don't miss anything!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Saturday,
Sherry

Claire @ A Little Claireification said...

Everything is so beautiful! Two away from you at the Power Of Pinterest Party so off to pin this post now!! :) - Claire

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

I love everything! Just beautiful
Nancy

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

Oh, and I found you from the Power of Pinterest...off to do some pinning! :)
Nancy

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love peeking inside your beautiful home and these are wonderful ideas!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Holly,
I loved scrolling through all of the photos, everything just looks lovely and I especially love the shabby doors that you've incorporated into your home. Just beautiful!

Sherry said...

It is all beautiful but, I loved your kitchen.
Sherry

Barbara Jean said...

love it all!!!

blessings
barb

Sandy - WithMyBlueEyes said...

What warm friendly spaces you create! Love your design sense, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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