Before we move forward to 2017 and on to exciting things in store for my blog, I am taking a look back at last year and sharing my TOP 10 POSTS of 2016! I want to thank Cami from tidbits blog for gathering some of the very best bloggers out there to bring you the top home and DYI posts of the year! I am so honored to share and I hope you will check out all of the fabulous bloggers and their top posts at the bottom of this post.
It’s exciting to look back and see what you all loved this past year on StyleHouse Interiors. It also helps me know what things you might want to see more of. I have big plans for my blog this year! I am having a brand new site built the end of January. I am looking forward to a much more functional and stylish website to match my brand. What better way to start off a new year?!
Lets see what was trending on my site in 2016
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One of my most asked questions on social media is “Where is the light fixture from?” I often share work from other designers that inspire me, typically they are spaces that feature designer lighting and furnishings. As a real estate agent I can tell you it will help increase the value of your home to update your lighting, but depending on your market and home value, it may not make sense to spend 5k on one light fixture. In this post I shared how you can achieve the same look without the high cost of designer lighting.
Numbers 8 and 9
One Room Challenge Reveal I decided to join the One room challenge as a guest participant and update my family room. It was a crazy decision (you’ll find out why when you get to number one) and it made for a stressful 5 weeks of projects and once a week updates on the blog, but I am so happy with the end result. Check out how I went from this
Ten inspiring Modern farmhouses +my favorite labor day sales. A few of my posts with favorite sales made it on to my top ten list, I weeded out one or two and left this one on because you really need to see these farmhouses!
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All things shiplap was a post about my obsession with Shiplap! It also includes a segment from Studio5 (our local NBC affiliate) when I was a guest, talking about the shiplap trend. That was fun, but I’m not sure I’m cut out for tv (buries face in hands)!
5 steps to creating a beautiful tree If you are a regular reader then you know I love Christmas! The next three on the list are Christmas posts. I am a self professed “Queen” of Christmas, I recently came across some old video from when I was a teenager and I was directing my mom when she was trying to decorate the Christmas tree. I guess I have always loved to share Christmas decorating tips!
How to decorate your tree like a pro This post was actually from 2015 but managed to make it to number four on my top ten of 2016!
12 days of Holiday homes tour My 2016 Christmas tour was number 3 on the list, I’m happy you all love Christmas as much as I do!
How to decide spacing for island pendants More popular questions from social media answered!
And the Number 1 post from 2016 was…..
13 things to do before you list your home + my home tour! Remember when I said it was crazy to join the One room Challenge?? Thats because I had recently put our home on the market! I probably should have just pulled the listing because I couldn’t show it while we were doing minor renovations. Then, heading into the holidays I turned away even more showings. At this rate we’ll never sell it, but we are fine with that too! 2017 will determine whether or not we end up moving and building a new home, no matter what I’m sure it’s going to be a great year!
Check out the links below for more top posts from some blogging favorites!
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle