Dan calls my method the Original Pinterest Board. IRL Pinning. You get the idea.
The Internet is a great place to find an infinite number of ideas on how to decorate your home. It is also great place to make you feel overwhelmed.
Maybe you've also noticed that the Internet is a great place to make you feel inadequate. Things that aren't come across as effortless and affordable. It's easy to get lost in the wormhole of Pinterest and start to question your own taste and choice and just where do people get all of these dolla dolla bills to make their 500 square foot apartment look like a West Elm spread? Also, isn't that girl a Madewell model?
Here's your reminder that you are doing great and that anyone can make life look easy when it's edited in advance.
I'll step off of my soap box now and get back to my original thought, which actually has to do with staying on task.
In the face of a ceaseless pool of ideas on the Internet, I present to you IRL Pinning. To keep focus and remember the light at the end of the tunnel, I tape actual printed-on-paper pictures of my vision for each room on the walls.
With unfinished floors, unpainted walls, overpainted mantles, and a kitchen that is begging for counter space, these pictures are a reminder of what we're working towards and encouragement that we'll get there someday.
Maybe the vision will change. Maybe I can't afford that leather couch, but we won't have to look at white walls and sad kitchens forever. And maybe that leather couch will fall into my lap one of these days? Hard to say just yet.
If you'd like to see my actual Pinterest boards, here they are, but be careful not to get lost in there.