This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
When we bought our house like any normal person I couldn’t wait to decorate it. Of course we didn’t do everything at once because, as my dad so lovingly said to me as a child “money doesn’t grow on trees.” But over the nearly two and a half years we’ve had our house it’s slowly become a home. I wanted to share the 5 things that make our house a home to me.
5 Things That Make Our House A Home
Photos: I am a big picture taker. Sure now my phone is 99% pictures of my child but once upon a time my husband and I used to take photos together haha. No we still do! Our house is FILLED with photos. Every room has walls of photos, every surface is covered in frames. I tend to like the photos that weren’t staged the most. So random selfies from trips that turned out well, silly photos of Liam in the bathtub or making faces, a photo someone snapped of my dad and I at our wedding etc. These things just give me all the feels. When we bought our house I really wanted more tables and shelves to put frames and important things on so we considered renting some furniture until we decided what we wanted. CORT Furniture Rental is a great solution for this! You need special furniture to house special items and it’s not always in the budget to buy tons of furniture at once. The ability to rent furniture is a great compromise to this!
Flowers: Sure fresh flowers are wonderful but for a lot of special occasions my mom has purchased antique hydrangeas. Which are one of my favorite flowers. So for our wedding, my baby shower, Liam’s baby naming, even my college graduation party I have dried antique hydrangeas from those special times. They are in special to me vases all over.
Special Trinkets: The baccarat butterflies from our wedding gifts, things we have purchased on vacations, Our wedding invitation. These things and more are spread throughout our house and each one has such special meaning and a special story. I love seeing them on shelves when I pass by.
Books: Specifically coffee table books. I have been collecting them since college. I probably have over 100. They are all over our house and I love knowing exactly when, where, and why I got each one. Sure it isn’t Andrew’s favorite but it’s homey to me.
Family Things: My grandmother’s candy dish, my great grandmother’s trinkets, my mom’s vase, a figurine from Andrew’s nursery as a baby (residing in our baby’s nursery). These family things really make a house a home. They may not be expensive, they may not mean anything to anyone else, but we know why they are important. We feel the presence of those no longer with us when we see them.
I would love to know the things that make your house a home!