BAM! You are scrolling your Instagram feed and that perfect shot catches your eye and you actually stop and stare at it, possibly like it, or even comment. Let's be honest...I know most of us wish there were more time in the day to get more things done! So, when I am scrolling Instagram (I know others too) are flying with their finger scrolling through their feed. You need to put some thought into your Instagram posts to make it eye catching. (If you want to know how to edit your photos FOR FREE check out my second post) Especially, if you have been on Instagram for awhile...you want to keep it fresh and new for your followers, so they aren't seeing the same thing constantly.
Well, that is easier said then done! My family was so excited when I started this blog and my Instagram account @HappyHomeonHaddon because decorating is totally my passion! But, they wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to break the bank with constantly buying new stuff for my house. Trust me, I don't want to spend tons of money either...I just want to inspire people, give them ideas, and be inspired by others.
It's hard though, scrolling through Instagram decor accounts (which is mainly what I follow) and seeing people constantly getting new decor, changing things up, building absolutely beautiful houses!! I LOVE seeing everyone's decor journeys...but we don't have an unlimited bank account! We are tight and live is a crazy expensive area and that is okay! It is our first year on just one salary because I am taking some time of being a special education teacher to be with my 7 year old son and 8 month old daughter. I wouldn't trade my life for the world!
YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY NEW DECOR TO CHANGE THINGS UP AND GIVE PEOPLE NEW IDEAS!!!! I am sure you are super creative and love to decorate if you have a decor Instagram account! (or if you want to start one...I highly encourage it...it's so much fun!!) So, why not have a little fun moving some things around your house to give your spaces a tad bit of a different look. I do this ALL THE TIME! It is a lot of fun. Sometimes I move decor around just to take a picture for Instagram and others I move and actually keep things the way the look in the shot because I love it so much!
Look super carefully at the pictures below and you'll get a really good idea as to how I move things to constantly change up different rooms! >>>>
Okay, so see those blue ice cream bowls in the top picture of my fall table scape in my dining room....well, where they actually belong is on the top of the cabinets in my kitchen!! But how cute do they look for that shot though...they add the perfect pop of aqua in both pictures?!
Do you see the two candlestick holders next to the blue bowl with the bananas in it? Well I moved them to get this shot of my family room!!
I then moved the candle holder and the pumpkins upstairs to my guest room for a shot!
hmm,, notice the flowers on the nightstand from the kitchen!! I moved those 3 green plants from my summer dining room!
Take a look back at the guest room picture where you see the tray on the bed....That is always in the center of my breakfast area table in my kitchen!
That white pumpkin on my guest room bed tray was taken off my fun orange cabinet that I had decorated for fall!
I also borrowed some of these pumpkins from this cabinet and my dining room table for the following 2 shots:
I also borrowed some pumpkins from my front porch and a pillow off of my couch for this shot of my hallway table upstairs!
Friends, I could go on and on with stuff that I constantly move around! I think the bottom line that I am trying to get across here is to be creative, move decor around, don't compare yourself to others on Instagram, spread the love, and be happy with what you have! If you have any other questions feel free to DM me on Instagram @HappyHomeonHaddon or email me on the contact page of my website!! I hope you found this post enjoyable! I had a lot of fun writing it! :)