- Drawers are your friend. I am a human being with a normal amount of things and that’s not always pretty to look at. However, a hack for that is boxes and drawers, one of the best things I’ve ever seen was one of those nine compartment shelving units that you can fit the box drawers in; this person had books in every other shelf alternating with the box drawers. It looked nice, put together, and hid some of the clutter she couldn’t get rid of in the boxes.
- Art. One thing that all the Pinterest homes have in common is that they have some form of artwork on the walls. Pick a theme and go with it, there are plenty of places online that you can get great, inexpensive artwork to put on your walls; ArtFire, Esty, and Redbubble are just the top 3 that come to my mind.
- Clear counters. Keep clutter off of the surfaces in your home; this is a really easy way to keep your house looking lovely with minimal effort. Don’t put too many decorative things on your surfaces, while it may be tempting in an attempt to fill your home with décor refrain from going overboard as that can make your home look messier; keep it simple.
- Fake plants. Another commonality that I see often in Pinterest homes is plants everywhere; plants can add a lot of personality to your home and even help with the relaxation process for everyone who lives there. However, plants are a huge responsibility, if you do not have time to take care of them they can smell, attract bugs, and make your home look unkempt. My hack for this one is fake plants; they give the same visual appeal as real plants but are significantly less of a responsibility for the homeowner on the go.
My entire life I have loved looking at beautiful, organized, well designed home interiors. When I was old enough, I got a Pinterest and made several boards dedicated solely to the decoration of my future home. These homes were beautiful and I wished more than anything that I had the motivation to do those things in my own home. But after years of looking through those pictures and trying to implement them in my own life I created a list of things that were actually doable for a normal human being with a life to do. One of my favorite quotes of all time is “I really want to be one of those people who has it all together, keeps a nice house, works out every day, and does meal prep while still making time to look beautiful every morning but I’m a swamp demon and I’m doing what I can with that.” So, this list of Pinterest hacks is for the fellow swamp demons like me who want a Pinterest level home but actually have too much else going on to keep on top of it all the time.