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Make sure you read all the way to the end! I linked almost every decor item we have at the shop as well as some specials Target has going on for the 4th of July. You won’t want to miss out on them.
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Why a Decor Blog?
As most of you know, I love decorating & shopping for decor. I can say without any hesitation that between Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon & Pier 1, I have spent entirely too much money. There have been few times in my life that I have walked into that store, or any decorating store, and didn’t feel some sense of inspiration to decorate. My husband gives me a cap on how often I’m allowed to change the throw pillows, but one of the many joys of owning a business is that I can redecorate as much as my heart desires.
I also really enjoy making inexpensive things look great & unique.
I have had several people ask me what my inspiration for the shop was, so I decided the best way to break it down would be in a blog post! If you are interested in some of the things I did at the shop, then keep reading. If not – maybe the next post will be better for you.
Please keep in mind I am no professional decorator, this post is just a matter of opinion and little inside into how I decided to decorate.
Let’s Get Started!
Luxury on a Budget:
Something I learned about myself at a very young age was that I have very expensive tastes. Though at times that is frustrating, it has forced me to get creative in my endeavors!
One of my “expensive” loves is large mirrors. I LOVE mirrors. They are a magical decor item for a couple of reasons.
Reason #1: If placed correctly they can move natural light around a room and brighten it up.
Reason #2: They can make a room look larger or taller if done correctly.
I searched for a large statement mirror for weeks to fill up this wall, and couldn’t find anything under $300, which wasn’t in the budget. I found these mirrors at
Target for 5.99 and they gave me the exact look I was after for a fraction of the price!
In case you have never been in our Spa before, we have quite a few treatment rooms and I needed these for 5 of the rooms. I wish you could have seen the gentleman’s face when I asked for 15 mirrors…it was rather comical!
As I was uploading this photo, I realized that everything used for decor in this room was purchased at Target. It is unfortunately very clear that I have an addiction.
Pops not Explosions:
I know I know I know, I might be the only person out there who likes everything in black and white. That being said, I do have a good reason for that. Two actually.
Styles & trends change and when that happens, the last thing I want to do is have to redecorate an entire space.
The second reason I love neutral colors is that when done correctly, adding pops of colors makes it more dramatic. Example: If you make everything in a space colorful, your eyes don’t know where to look. If everything is neutral and you add in a bright color with pillows are accept pieces your eyes are naturally drawn to them.
It’s a proven fact that too much of anything is bad for you. The same goes for color!
Bigger is Better:
I know this not a popular opinion. Gallery walls are all the rave, and yes when they are done correctly they can be fantastic. I personally am a fan of having one large statement piece, over a bunch of little ones. Now, please keep in mind I am not a professional decorator, so I have no experience to back this. It is simply a matter of opinion.
In case you can’t tell I enjoy the minimalistic decor. I find it much more refreshing to be around and a lot more dramatic.
To accomplish this at the shop
I used outdoor plants from target to create a clean modern look that added life to the room. They make great statements without adding clutter.
We also have some large decor pieces from Design Concepts, LLC. They are a locally owned business here in Alaska & they make incredible steel art and signs.
Again, I have no professional design experience, but I do know a lot of you have asked what my thought process was in designing the new shop! I hope you found this helpful in some way. Below I linked some money saving opportunities, as well as pretty much all the items I purchased for the shop. If you are inspired by these items, please tag us in them. We would love to see what you did with them.
Thanks for reading guys!
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48″ Potted Agave – Lloyd & Hannah – http://goto.target.com/v9EzN
54″ Potted Palm Plant – Lloyd & Hannah – http://goto.target.com/Mv2Pq
6ft Banana Tree in White Cement Pot – Lloyd & Hannah – goto.target.com/MvRnN
45″ x 30″ Artificial Palm In Pot Green/White – Opalhouse™ – goto.target.com/KvyKz
33″ x 16″ Fiddle Lead Fig Plant In Pot Green/White – Threshold™ – goto.target.com/oaEoE
12.5″ x 5″ Artificial Aloe Plant In Pot Green/White – Project 62™ – goto.target.com/791eO
Rissa Black Faux Leather Dining Chair – www.pier1.com/rissa-black-faux-leather-dining-chair/4006784.html
HD Designs® Round Storage Ottoman – Black – www.fredmeyer.com/p/hd-designs-round-storage-ottoman-black/
Electroplating Soap Dispenser – goto.target.com/3MDYk
Candles & Scents – https://revivealaska.com/product-category/home/candles-reed-diffusers/
Round Frameless Decorative Wall Mirror – Threshold™ – goto.target.com/KvgPy
12″ Glass Inset Jewelry Storage Silver – 88 Main – goto.target.com/rqR0y
**I think I got most of the items that are still available, but if I missed something please let me know! 🙂