knick knack rearranging

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when i peruse blogs, magazines, friends homes i get so inspired. i want to try a hand at updating a new spot in our home but don't want to spend the cash to do so. recently i walked around out home, pulled out dishes from cabinets, serving trays from the buffet and all sorts of frames and pictures with the hopes of a fresh arrangement. i also used my favorite washi tape to hang a print from my grandmother.cakeplate photo cakeplate_zps3926c774.jpg
take a risk and use unordinary pieces in a new spot. it may feel weird and not make sense but it will...trust me! i love experimenting with a new look especially when there is no risk of money lost. when you move things around you will define your sense of style better and when shopping for accessories you'll make wiser decisions. at least that is how it has worked for me! i would tend to impluse buy an item but regret it later when it really doesn't function well in our home. invest in items that are classic and can be easily changed. cake stands, candle holders, serving platter, books and fabric are few places to start. you can easily change those items around as seasons and holidays change. currently i have a cake stand next to our sink holding our sponges, dish soap and towel. it's a nice change of pace. anywho. give it a whirl and see what you come up with!

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17 comments:

  1. You're so good with your little updates. I need a little of that to rub off on me! I love how everything turned out!

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  2. Funny, you're wishing you could do more major updates, and I'm wishing that I could just play around with the knick-knacks. Looks like fun!

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  3. Aw, so cute!
    I rearrange my apartment about once a month or I go crazy. Haven't purchased anything new yet! It's a great idea!

    <3alyssa

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  4. I love this it makes it look so cute and purposefully placed :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Ali! Thanks for visiting my blog www.audreyisms.com.

    I love your knick knack finds and your interior design skills. Your house looks, cute, warm and homey. Please keep on blogging! =D

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  6. You've got some great arrangements there. I agree, shopping the house and moving things into potentially unusual spots can really give a fresh look to the same old space!

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  7. I agree --- the house looks amazing and I love your decorating skills!

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  8. beautiful photos! I am the same way when I read magazines or walk through friends' homes. I get so inspired to change things up.

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  9. Magazines always do that to me too! Of course I guess I need to remember that they have someone who styles it, BUT STILL. Anyway, I love the idea of using stuff you have or didn't use often, it looks great <3

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  10. Oh I'm so bad at this... I always end up starring at a pile of junk trying to convince myself I made it work. I love what you've done though, especially the little bar and coffee settings :)

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  11. looks great ali! i am so guilty of leaving things as they are for way too long, but you're right- a little mixup definitely freshens everything up.

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  12. Ahh, the simplest updates that make us happy! Love your cake stand for the necessities at the sink!
    Btw, not sure if you realized you're a 'no reply' when you leave a comment.

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    1. hey pam--not sure what you mean by the no reply...fill me in!

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  13. I like your philosophy. It's too easy to fall for marketing tricks and believe that you need to buy new things for your home, when in most cases, you already have everything (and more) you could possibly need. Changing and rearranging is such a smart way of getting that 'new' and 'fresh start' feeling.

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