Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Tips to Personalize Your Home Decor

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tips to Personalize Your Home Decor

Today is all about personalizing your home, and I don't mean with monogrammed decor. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and I love me some monograms, but this post is more about how to choose and layer in decor that really jives with you and your family's decor and lifestyle. 

The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart is constantly adding in new products both in-store and online, and I'm so thrilled to be one of their BHG Live Better bloggers and share how I use their products in my home. 

Want to personalize your home to fit your family's taste, lifestyle and budget? This post offers practical tips and ideas on how to do just that using simple home decor staples.

It's taken me awhile to really find my true decor style that's uniquely me/us. Time and time again, I turn to certain decor staples to really help bring my vision and tastes to life in any room. I especially love decorating our family/living room because it's where we spend most of our time. We watch TV, have cocktails, and entertain guests.


I have found that my FAVE decor staples to easily and affordably personalize my home are curtains, pillows, blankets, and candles. 

Let's start with my new curtains...black and white is a color combo that will always be my favorite, so it's easy to bring those colors in with these beautiful Ironwork Curtains from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart. These beauties are a steal at only $11.97 a panel! Designer look; Walmart pricing.

A beautiful use of bold black & white imperial trellis curtains paired with an antique brass curtain rod. All the decor is from the BHG line at Walmart and comes in under $50.

My love of all things shiny, gold and brass comes through with the addition of a new trumpet antique brass curtain rod. It's lightweight, yet looks beefy and impressive. A beautiful, understated way to dress up a window, or in my case, some french doors.

A beautiful use of bold black & white imperial trellis curtains paired with an antique brass curtain rod. All the decor is from the BHG line at Walmart and comes in under $50.

Given that fall is almost here, I wanted to make our living room feel warm and smell like our favorite pumpkin, cinnamon and apple scents. This new rope lantern allows me to easily switch out my fall scented candles as the seasons change, and the candlelight reflects beautifully on my metallic acorns.

Lanterns are an easy way to decorate small end tables and spaces. This blogger adds in vase filler and a scented candle for a beautiful fall vignette.

Our living room furniture really gets put to use during nights and weekends, so I always have plenty of pillows and blankets available. Besides being practical and comfortable for guests and pets, they help add in a punch of color and texture. This new leopard blanket is the softest throw blanket ever, and guests keep commenting on how luxe it feels (side note: it was only $9.97!) My new metallic gold foil cheetah print pillow is a touch of glam, which is definitely a Monica design staple. 

Also, don't be afraid to mix patterns. As you can see I have the ironwork/imperial trellis pattern, leopard, cheetah, plus metallics galore. This is where layering really helps. Mix in solid colors, various textures/finishes, and it all comes together for a really chic, curated look. 

Mix colors and patterns to create a chic, curated look in any space in your home. The products shown here are all from the BHG line at Walmart, and they cost under $12.97 each.

Mix colors and patterns to create a chic, curated look in any space in your home. The products shown here are all from the BHG line at Walmart, and they cost under $12.97 each.

So, pillows, throws, candles/candleholders, and curtains are my go to, easy ways to personalize my space with a little bit of money and time. A bigger investment that can really set the tone of your room is furniture, and for our living room we went with a rustic, casual look that we would love for years and years to come. 

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand was the perfect mix of practical, affordable, and gorgeous. This TV stand is AMAZING-- it's a taller than the one we previously had, has plenty of storage, and looks good with just about any decor that we bring into the room.

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand from Walmart is beautiful and looks like a Restoration Hardware quality piece for a fraction of the price. The TV stand is taller than the norm for optimal TV viewing, plus features plenty of hidden storage.

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand from Walmart is beautiful and looks like a Restoration Hardware quality piece for a fraction of the price. The TV stand is taller than the norm for optimal TV viewing, plus features plenty of hidden storage.

Whether you want to spend $20 or $200, you can personalize your space by selecting decor you love in the colors, patterns, and finishes that reflect your home and personality. I always know I've done a good job when Pee Wee is happy and relaxed, as seen below. If he's happy, I'm happy. 

Pets are part of the family, too. Protect your furniture, and enhance their comfort, with throw blankets and pillows.

How do your personalize your home? Pictures of your family? Your fave patterns in your dinnerware or curtains? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks. 

Like this post? You might also like my home office space!

Five tips for decorating new spaces- great ideas that are easy, affordable and apply to nearly any space.

I'll be back on Wednesday with my fall home tour, so you get to see even more ways that I personalize my home! There are pumpkins galore, y'all. See ya Wednesday.


This post was brought to you by the BHG Live Better Network where, as a blogger, I've received compensation by BHG at Walmart to share my ideas and reviews with you. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products and decor ideas, you can always follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.


10 comments:

  1. We also have the crossmill tv stand. I loved the whole collection of BHG at Walmart! Love the space you created!

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  2. I had no idea Better Homes & Garden had a brand at Walmart. Thanks for letting me know. Your home always looks great & thanks for sharing. I'm sharing your post. Love, Lisa

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  3. Love the drapes and the tv stand, gorgeous. Can't wait to see the tour, I am always inspired.

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  4. I love the pillows! My furniture is warm colors but I really want to try to spiffy it up this holiday season! Thanks for sharing lovely! :)

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  5. I can't believe I can find all this stuff at Walmart! I love every single piece! I am moving into an office at the end of the month and I want to get some accent pillows for my office chairs. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. OH GIRL!! I loooove me some sparkle. And I love your posts. So stylish. I missed that gold foil cheetah pillow. I needs to order me one, or two ;) Everything looked beautiful! Off to pin :)

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  7. Nice post. The room doesn’t need lots of decorations because it is already wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Did you paint the tv stand grey? It looks brown in first pic but grey in second. It looks more brown in color on the Walmart site.

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  9. Did you paint the tv stand grey? It looks brown in the first picture but grey in the second. Thanks!

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Tips to Personalize Your Home Decor

Today is all about personalizing your home, and I don't mean with monogrammed decor. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and I love me some monograms, but this post is more about how to choose and layer in decor that really jives with you and your family's decor and lifestyle. 

The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart is constantly adding in new products both in-store and online, and I'm so thrilled to be one of their BHG Live Better bloggers and share how I use their products in my home. 

Want to personalize your home to fit your family's taste, lifestyle and budget? This post offers practical tips and ideas on how to do just that using simple home decor staples.

It's taken me awhile to really find my true decor style that's uniquely me/us. Time and time again, I turn to certain decor staples to really help bring my vision and tastes to life in any room. I especially love decorating our family/living room because it's where we spend most of our time. We watch TV, have cocktails, and entertain guests.


I have found that my FAVE decor staples to easily and affordably personalize my home are curtains, pillows, blankets, and candles. 

Let's start with my new curtains...black and white is a color combo that will always be my favorite, so it's easy to bring those colors in with these beautiful Ironwork Curtains from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart. These beauties are a steal at only $11.97 a panel! Designer look; Walmart pricing.

A beautiful use of bold black & white imperial trellis curtains paired with an antique brass curtain rod. All the decor is from the BHG line at Walmart and comes in under $50.

My love of all things shiny, gold and brass comes through with the addition of a new trumpet antique brass curtain rod. It's lightweight, yet looks beefy and impressive. A beautiful, understated way to dress up a window, or in my case, some french doors.

A beautiful use of bold black & white imperial trellis curtains paired with an antique brass curtain rod. All the decor is from the BHG line at Walmart and comes in under $50.

Given that fall is almost here, I wanted to make our living room feel warm and smell like our favorite pumpkin, cinnamon and apple scents. This new rope lantern allows me to easily switch out my fall scented candles as the seasons change, and the candlelight reflects beautifully on my metallic acorns.

Lanterns are an easy way to decorate small end tables and spaces. This blogger adds in vase filler and a scented candle for a beautiful fall vignette.

Our living room furniture really gets put to use during nights and weekends, so I always have plenty of pillows and blankets available. Besides being practical and comfortable for guests and pets, they help add in a punch of color and texture. This new leopard blanket is the softest throw blanket ever, and guests keep commenting on how luxe it feels (side note: it was only $9.97!) My new metallic gold foil cheetah print pillow is a touch of glam, which is definitely a Monica design staple. 

Also, don't be afraid to mix patterns. As you can see I have the ironwork/imperial trellis pattern, leopard, cheetah, plus metallics galore. This is where layering really helps. Mix in solid colors, various textures/finishes, and it all comes together for a really chic, curated look. 

Mix colors and patterns to create a chic, curated look in any space in your home. The products shown here are all from the BHG line at Walmart, and they cost under $12.97 each.

Mix colors and patterns to create a chic, curated look in any space in your home. The products shown here are all from the BHG line at Walmart, and they cost under $12.97 each.

So, pillows, throws, candles/candleholders, and curtains are my go to, easy ways to personalize my space with a little bit of money and time. A bigger investment that can really set the tone of your room is furniture, and for our living room we went with a rustic, casual look that we would love for years and years to come. 

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand was the perfect mix of practical, affordable, and gorgeous. This TV stand is AMAZING-- it's a taller than the one we previously had, has plenty of storage, and looks good with just about any decor that we bring into the room.

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand from Walmart is beautiful and looks like a Restoration Hardware quality piece for a fraction of the price. The TV stand is taller than the norm for optimal TV viewing, plus features plenty of hidden storage.

The Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill TV Stand from Walmart is beautiful and looks like a Restoration Hardware quality piece for a fraction of the price. The TV stand is taller than the norm for optimal TV viewing, plus features plenty of hidden storage.

Whether you want to spend $20 or $200, you can personalize your space by selecting decor you love in the colors, patterns, and finishes that reflect your home and personality. I always know I've done a good job when Pee Wee is happy and relaxed, as seen below. If he's happy, I'm happy. 

Pets are part of the family, too. Protect your furniture, and enhance their comfort, with throw blankets and pillows.

How do your personalize your home? Pictures of your family? Your fave patterns in your dinnerware or curtains? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks. 

Like this post? You might also like my home office space!

Five tips for decorating new spaces- great ideas that are easy, affordable and apply to nearly any space.

I'll be back on Wednesday with my fall home tour, so you get to see even more ways that I personalize my home! There are pumpkins galore, y'all. See ya Wednesday.


This post was brought to you by the BHG Live Better Network where, as a blogger, I've received compensation by BHG at Walmart to share my ideas and reviews with you. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products and decor ideas, you can always follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.


10 comments :

  1. We also have the crossmill tv stand. I loved the whole collection of BHG at Walmart! Love the space you created!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I had no idea Better Homes & Garden had a brand at Walmart. Thanks for letting me know. Your home always looks great & thanks for sharing. I'm sharing your post. Love, Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the drapes and the tv stand, gorgeous. Can't wait to see the tour, I am always inspired.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the pillows! My furniture is warm colors but I really want to try to spiffy it up this holiday season! Thanks for sharing lovely! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I can't believe I can find all this stuff at Walmart! I love every single piece! I am moving into an office at the end of the month and I want to get some accent pillows for my office chairs. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. OH GIRL!! I loooove me some sparkle. And I love your posts. So stylish. I missed that gold foil cheetah pillow. I needs to order me one, or two ;) Everything looked beautiful! Off to pin :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice post. The room doesn’t need lots of decorations because it is already wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Did you paint the tv stand grey? It looks brown in first pic but grey in second. It looks more brown in color on the Walmart site.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Did you paint the tv stand grey? It looks brown in the first picture but grey in the second. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete