Monday, September 26, 2016

One Mile Home Style Little Bits of Fall Home Tour 2016

Welcome to my little bits of fall home tour! Instead a full home tour with views of entire rooms, I'm doing things a little differently, and instead, showing you the details that give our home a cozy fall feeling. Let's get started, shall we? 

Rustic fall flower arrangement

Friday, September 23, 2016

For the Love of Navy Blue ( and a JORD Wood Watches Giveaway)

This post was created in partnership with JORD watches, who sent me this beautiful wood watch to review. All thoughts, opinions, and love of navy blue are my own, you can see my full disclosure here.

This isn't my usual home decor or DIY post today, but I had to share my new favorite find with you today! You know that I have a serious love for all things navy blue, it's my very favorite accent color. Well, I just found a perfect way to carry a little bit of my favorite color with me everyday, and it is  gorgeous!

Let me introduce you to my new watch from JORD Wood Watches:

Jord Wood Watch in Navy and Zebrawood, Unique Women's Watch

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Small Changes to Bring Fall Into the Family Room

If you are following me on Instagram, you have already seen little bits of fall appearing in my home. I promise my full fall home tour is almost here, I'm waiting on my darn mums to bloom, which should be any day now, and then I will have the tour ready to go!

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few small changes I made in our family room to make it feel more fall-like. These changes are so easy, but I feel like they go a long way to change the look and feel of the space.

Here is the before, with the last remnants of what was my super minimal summer decor (and seeing this picture reminds me I need to repaint the top of the coffee table, the surface scratches are getting a little out of control):

Minimal summer home decor, before it gets changed over to fall.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

5 Necessities for a Cozy Home

 I love decorating our home, I try to decorate with what I love, and try to not get too hung up on trends. When it really comes down to it, I'm not decorating with a certain look in mind,  I'm trying to capture and reflect a feeling. I want our home to feel cozy and welcoming. When someone walks into our home, I want them to feel like they can just plop down on the couch, put their feet up and relax. I want our home to look nice, but I want it to feel lived-in and comfortable.

If you are wanting to get that same cozy and welcoming feeling in your home, you are in luck today. Here is how you can give you home that cozy feel in no time!

Want your home to feel cozy? Here are the 5 necessities to get the look just right!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trash to Treasure Rustic Blanket Ladder

Hi there! I have been working on making it look more like fall in our home now that the calendar says September. It still feels a little like August outside, but I'm not going to let that stop me! Also, the fact that it's still in the 80's outside, doesn't mean that I'm not wrapped in a cozy blanket inside. (Honestly though, it can be 100 degrees outside, if I am in the house, I probably have a blanket nearby.)

Speaking of my cozy blankets...I am now the proud owner of one of those awesome blanket ladders that are everywhere right now! Yea!! Now I can have my blankets on display and keep them within reach on those cool fall evenings.

Turn an old step ladder into the perfect rustic blanker ladder in no time!

So very blessed free printable art, alongside a beautiful rustic blanket ladder

This ladder is proof that one person's trash is another person's treasure. It's also proof that I have awesome friends who know me all too well!

Step ladder into a blanket ladder at One Mile Home Style

This poor old rickety step ladder had seen better days, but it was too good to just toss. It was covered in paint splatters and was beat-up, but that is the kind of character you just can't buy in a store. I'll take this over brand new anyday!

Step ladder into a blanket ladder before

I wiped it down to remove the loose dirt and spider webs, and then attached the legs together. All I did to attach the legs together was screw a scrap piece of wood into each leg on both sides at the top and the bottom. Since this is a step ladder, this keeps it from wanting to open, and allows it to lean perfectly against the wall.

Trash to treasure: old and worn step ladder turned into a beautiful rustic blanket ladder

And now I have the perfect place to organize and display my favorite cozy blankets and quilts.

Trash to treasure: old and worn step ladder turned into a beautiful rustic blanket ladder

Need to find a ladder of your own to keep your cozy blankets within reach? Be sure to save this as your inspiration!!

Don't throw away that old step ladder! See how this blogger turned a ladder destined for the trash into a beautiful blanket ladder!