When I start to plan layouts of house styling and decorating, I always draw inspiration from other blogs.
More so than Pinterest...believe it or not.
Blogs are real life to me. And most will give you buying sources, where they bought their stuff.
I like being armed with this information.
Another source I refer to are design boards. These mood boards will start to plant ideas of colour themes, furniture, accessories, styling choices, design layouts.
And as I start my investment properties phase these looks and ideas I will map out for them.
At the bottom of this post I explain a little about my investment properties.
If I don't already have it, then I start to hunt online for furniture, rugs, throw pillows, accessories.
And save the information on a specific Pinterest board.
When I start house shopping, whether it is for myself to live in or investment properties, I start a separate Pin board.
This board just keeps me organized of sorts.
Soothing natural and neutral tones.
I started this thought process back a few years ago before I bought the farmhouse.
And when I moved in, I was able to start at rapid speed in getting the look I wanted.
Again, I had started a separate Pinterest board with purchasing info on it, and that is where I went when it was time to buy.
Currently the farmhouse is up sale. My long-term goal is to own another country property, small farm but be mortgage free.
Someday I will get a post on here on how I vision my new country home.
But for now, I move onto to the next phase to achieve my goal.
What I refer to as my "flip" houses, or as I prefer to call them my "investment" properties.
Buy houses at a low-ball price, clean them, do renovations where needed and style them.
Then sell at a high-ball price.
I have my eye on a city condo and a small-town smaller house.
One would be mortgage free and the other, bank approved of course, with a mortgage.