Easy Fall Mantel

Every season I have the same problem. I stare at my mantel for days and days trying to figure out what to put up there. I've got the analysis paralysis and information over-load going on. This time to get me going on my mantel I just started placing things on it. I didn't try for perfection or think about size or scale. I just started. That's the key. Just start. Then tweak size and scale of the items later.

     I took down a mirror and replaced it with an architectural "window" piece. I found an old twig wreath I bought from Hobby Lobby years ago and tied it to my "window".  I placed dried limelight hydrangeas from my garden in white vases. I like to put boxwood in white vases too like I did here but that's for another season.
     I think this took me all of fifteen minutes to throw together. Keeping decorating simple makes it so much easier. What is your favorite way to decorate a mantel? What does your fall mantel look like?
Here's a peak of my family room. I'll have a post up about it soon!

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Updating My Master Bathroom

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Modernbath.com. All opinions are 100% my own.
     My husband and I have been wanting to update our bathrooms ever since we moved into our home 11 years ago. Picture old chipped formica countertops, brass lighting, plastic shower insert, and cheap builder-grade materials. Some of you may know what I am talking about! I'm so ready for an update. I am always on the look out for great bathroom products and inspiration.

     This is a design board I created for our master bathroom to help me get jump-started. The white vanity with the marble countertop really defines my design style which is classic and elegant yet simple. I've always wanted a chandelier over my bathtub. Balancing a mix of modern and traditional pieces makes a room look more layered and sophisticated.  Placing the chandelier over the sleek bathtub would help give me the look I'm going for.

      I have gone to many home improvement stores and showrooms but most of the time their inventory is so limited. I searched Modern Bath and they have a very large selection and variety of vanities, shower equipment, linen storage, mirrors, accessories, doors, lighting, kitchen products, and more. That's where I found the items for my bathroom design board.

      You can order online and if you need assistance there is a sales person you can call. They also have a 30 day return or exchange policy. If you find a cheaper price on the same item Modern Bath will price match it and give you a 10% discount. The majority of their products ship for free as well.

     One thing to take note of when searching is to make sure you read the list of items that come with the product. For instance, some vanities include the sink and faucet and some do not. They do provide a checklist of everything that comes with each vanity or product, just make sure to read it. If it doesn't come with a sink and faucet there will be an option at the bottom of the screen to add them.

     The name of the website is Modern Bath but they have so much more than just modern style. You can also choose from transitional, traditional, and antique style vanities. And something to remember is modern doesn't always mean contemporary. Fresh and up to date is what I think when I think of the modern style.
 Here are some gorgeous bathroom vanities that look like furniture. Notice the one on the bottom right has a farmhouse sink.

If you are looking for furniture to serve as linen storage, they have that as well.

     Although, there are thousands of items to choose from it is easy to narrow your search which saves time and makes it much less daunting. While searching for my own bathroom I was able to filter the search to include exactly what I was looking for. I narrowed it down to painted or stained wood, type of countertop material, price, size, style, and brand.

     Do any of your bathrooms need remodeling? Are you living with outdated countertops, vanities, fixtures, or builder-grade materials like we are? Go search the large selection of bathroom products offered at Modern Bath to turn your space into a beautiful updated bathroom retreat.
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