One of the magical parts of decluttering & freshening up my home is that everything is flowing so much better than before. One of the not-so-magical parts is that it’s revealing several problem areas; specifically, areas where we need additional storage or things had gotten a little shabby over the years. Thankfully, I’ve partnered with Kirklands to come to the rescue with beautiful solutions to brighten up your home for spring!
The first step before choosing what to order was to think about our needs, then pick pieces that were versatile, and lastly choose items that worked well with each other. We’re also not sure if we’re moving or not, so thinking about our FUTURE needs factored into the mix as well– we need items that will work in multiple spaces. I think I hit the jackpot with the gorgeous storage pieces below, and I hope you’ll find them useful as well!
STORAGE SOLUTION #1: The kids’ bathroom is a busy place, and unfortunately is also the bathroom guests use when staying overnight. Who wants to take a shower with a tub full of toys? That’s tacky AND dangerous. Plus, we’re always running out of toilet paper and the kids need a way to grab a roll quickly to restock the dispenser (train them early, friends!) I fell for this gorgeous magazine tower and it fits perfectly in the corner of our fairly small bathroom. Now it’s stocked with tub toys, TP, and washcloths as an all-in-one self help station. ::INDEPENDENCE!:: I cheerfully yell, while shaking my fist at the ceiling in a show of defiance and as a battle cry of coming out of the toddler years.
STORAGE SOLUTION #2: We love our cat. Our cats loves to shred baskets. Hence, we no longer love our baskets. They look terrible with shredded sides and it was time to update them. One solution? These hammered copper metal baskets look gorgeous whether they’re filled with plants, toys, books or whatever you need to corral, beautifully.
Two of them even fit in that awkward space above our cabinets and is filled with our grilling supplies since they’re out of season. Hello, hidden storage!
I couldn’t resist adding a fern to this one, it was begging for a big ‘ol plant to be placed inside.
STORAGE SOLUTION #3: With this chilly winter weather, we’ve noticed a need for a hot beverage station. This round wood and metal tray is a perfect way to gather everything together for quickly making morning coffee or afternoon hot cocoa. The set of fun distressed bird canisters hold all the supplies and make it a cinch to grab what you need in a hurry– one holds marshmallows and the other our Nespresso pods. We would fill one with cocoa but the kids finished it off as I was getting ready to take photos!
GET IN MY BELLY.
Added some spoons in a cup on the tray for stirring.
These would be beautiful on kitchen counters to store everyday ingredients but elevate them to double as home decor. Just for old times sake, here’s an updated version of my beloved fairy light jars! Seriously, just fairy lights in a canister equals magic. I tucked it in with the others and it makes everything glow!
Now onto sprucing up the decor! This area needed an update, preferably one ready to welcome spring with open arms.
Doesn’t this wooden plank wall plaque have SO many possibilities? It’s the perfect blank canvas for painting a quote or stenciling on top. Personally, I kept it simple by layering a wreath (in particular, this Monogram Boxwood Wreath) on top. Quick, easy decor!
I’m always on the lookout for larger white pieces to ‘pop’ against the painted walls or backs of our bookcases. This outdoor white rabbit statue arrived and it’s perfect! We are so in love with this little guy and he brings happiness to several spots in our home. My kids keep moving him around and have named him George. 😉 This is, of course, perfect for Easter but also works all year round. Don’t be surprised if you find him on our deck this summer.
As I decluttered my home, one item kept coming up that no longer brought me joy– outdated FRAMES! It was tough to part with some of them, but in my heart I knew they weren’t bringing me joy anymore. Some were 20 years old and from college. Do you know what does bring me joy? Frames in a classic style that showcase the actual photos and prints, such as these distressed natural frames. I adore this free printable that I downloaded from City Farmhouse, and paired it with a black and white photo of my kids holding hands. So much more chic than my outdated frames!
I’ve pulled together a few favorites from Kirkland’s Vintage Charm collection in one handy styleboard so you can see how they work together.
Spring is on it’s way, and I’m feeling warmer with these fresh and bright decor finds. Did you spot any favorites among the bunch? How do you handle storage, beautifully?
Disclosure: Many thanks to Kirklands for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.