My birthday is just around the corner, and I’ve already received the dreaded “what do you want for a present?” question. It’s not a bad thing for people to be kind enough to want to get me a gift—the hard part is thinking of things to tell them that I want. I don’t really NEED anything for me specifically. But being a designer, I’m always WANTING things for our home.
So this year, my wish list consists of all home décor items. If you’re like me and want something you’ll use for a long time and get to enjoy everyday, maybe this is a route you can appreciate. So here is a list of my current wants.
One. I've been wanting to do a grouping of frames hung on the tall wall on which our console table sits for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately the large, oversized mat frames I want to use aren't the cheapest in the book, so a birthday makes a good time to splurge for some.
Two. Since we moved into our home almost three years ago, I’ve been in the process of updating the lighting in most of the rooms. This past year, I conquered the dining room and now I need to address the entry light that is only about 15ft from the dining room. I wasn’t a fan of it before, but now it sticks out like a sore thumb next to the new dining room fixture. I need something that is cost effective and works with the other lighting in the home, so I’m thinking this little number from Lowe’s may do the trick--and for less than $200!
Three. Even though I have a child, I don’t want my living room to look like a playroom. Finding usable and stylish storage is a must. While I think we’ve done a good job at not going overboard with toys, there are still some items Auden plays with everyday that need a home. In an effort to tidy up some of her toys to make room for the larger baby pieces that will be making an appearance in the few months, I think these baskets from West Elm will be perfect. They are a great size to file out the long space under our console table and will be roomy enough to store toys of any size.
Four-Six. I’m always on the search for beautiful outdoor pillows and these three are right up my alley. Our lanai is always seems to be the last area addressed, and these beauties will go a long way in bringing some color and pattern to our very beige patio seating area.
Seven. Once we have the pillows in place outside, we’ll need to set tone with some lighting. On sale for $9.95, these glass lanterns from Kirkland’s will add just the right amount of sparkle to our patio on a summer night. And they are an extra 15% off until Sunday with the promo code FURNITURE15.
Eight. A fire pit has been on my wish list for a long time too. I love a good fire. And s'mores. Until now, I've always had a hard time finding a simple style that I liked or a price tag that seemed reasonable. This one is simple and classic.
So that's my birthday/home wish list this year! What home décor items do you have on your wish list?