happy home, happy life.

So I just moved to a new place which means countless trips to every home furnishing store in Southern California.  Since I have been so immersed in setting up my home, I thought, why not write about it?  I am convinced that if your home feels comfortable and reminiscent of your personal style, everything else just feels better.  Like many of my hunches,  this is has no factual basis, but I still hold it as true.  But who wants to go home from a long day at work to a futon pad on the floor and old sheets?  Unless that's your thing, and then who am I to tell you what you shouldn't have.

If my house could look like any of these pictures, I'd be so happy.  Since I am not rich and don't work as an interior designer, I have to do some more background work. So here's my "Interior Decorating Steps to a Happy & Stylish Home by Omari".

First, I search Pinterest for homes I gravitate towards and want to draw inspiration.   For me, if I go on Pinterest with a mission, I can be on there for literal hours.  It's problematic.  And I promise for those who are hesitant, if baking and nail art isn't your thing, you can filter it out.

Secondly, before I purchase anything, I check out some home style blogs.  At this point, I am on these blogs more than anything else.  Usually these blogs help break down how everything is put together rather than just a picture of the finished product.

[ my current favorites are ]

Apartment Therapy


The Coveteur

Now it's time to BUY BUY BUY!  But before spending top dollar for everything someone else already has, I say go for discounted home furnishing stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx, or even thrift stores because your budget is not unlimited.  It's important to note that this is a process and you won't find everything you want in one trip.  So chill out, relax and watch it all come together.  There's no rush.

And there you have it, the perfect home!  Maybe when my place is done, I'll post some pictures so you can see how this plays out. Thanks for letting me purge my mind of all this home making knowledge.

Until next time,