Updating 1970s ranch house
It’s been in several places around the house and on the porch, but I really like it here…for now! The space isn’t huge, but is just right for the 4 of us. But I find them cheap and have so much fun with them. It reminds me of how I used to play “house” when I was a little girl. Here’s some more of our fall decor with natural items.Moral of the story: if you really love it, buy it if possible. The antique hutch in the photo above gets restyled seasonally. One thing we like to do as a family is hiking or just being out in nature, so I really like to use natural, organic items whenever possible.This is my favorite area to decorate because it’s the first thing I see when I come home, and also because it’s the easiest and quickest to change.Anything that takes very little time and makes me happy has got to be a good thing.I met my husband in college almost 25 years ago and we’ve been married for over 22 years.We’ve lived in our 1964 ranch style house for the past 7 years with our 2 teenage daughters, and there’s always some type of project (or three) in the works.It belonged to my husband’s grandfather and we’re so glad to be able to use it in our home. To see more of our natural decor like this, you can go here.For a glimpse of how it gets decorated for each season, go here, here, and here. Our kitchen is truly the hub of activity in our house, as I’m sure it is in most homes.
And as a bonus, when I get tired of that look, I won’t feel a bit guilty about changing it!I like to keep the bedding neutral because I change out the pillows and accessories in the summer and winter. Last spring our master bath got a very much needed remodel.I still have some light summer colors in here now, but will be changing over to some heavier fabrics with some darker colors mixed in within the next few weeks. A leaky shower forced us to address the 1964 plumbing and fixtures.The family room is where we spend the most time in on nights and weekends.We watch college football on Saturdays (GO VOLS) and have Friday movie nights and even occasional game nights in this room. When we moved in, the room was covered in vintage 1964 paneling.