There’s nothing more unattractive than walking into a well-styled living room and noticing a smelly cat litter pan in the corner. Especially in smaller living spaces, cat litter can absolutely cramp your style. If you value the aesthetic of your home, but also can’t give up your kitty, here are some tips on how to hide and disguise your litter box.
Luckily, so many companies now make hidden litter boxes. You can find a cat litter planter on Amazon. At a glance, it looks like a potted plant. In actuality, this is a hollowed entry for your kitty with a fake plant on top. If you want to get a little more creative, you can paint the outside of the planter to fit any room’s style and replace the fake plant with anything you like!
Wayfair carries these awesome cabinets that blend in just like furniture. No one will ever know that the cute little cabinet in the corner of your living room is really cat litter. While these are a little pricey, they look so chic. Etsy also has really cute litter box furniture. If you are looking for something more stylish, check these out.
Finally, if your cat is a little tricky and you are a little craftier, you can make your own custom litter cover. Build a wooden box with one open side and one with a hole where your litter box’s entry should be. The perk of making your own is that you can still use a hooded litter box, which wouldn’t fit in the prior options. You can paint this to match your furniture and throw a cute pillow on top. No one has to know your secret!
Bar carts are definitely in style in 2020! No matter what size home you have, you can use a coffee bar cart to spruce up the space while having extra storage. Lost on how to make your cart look like it belongs in a magazine? Keep reading, and I’ll give you ideas on how to use and decorate this space.
On the top shelf, you can keep a coffee maker and/or espresso machine for an easily accessible cup of joe. In addition, you can have cute mugs, creamer, sugar, and stirring sticks for your own little Starbucks corner. For fun, you can even make a coffee bar sign.
Not into coffee? Make it into a hot chocolate or tea area! Bar carts can be used for any beverage (or food) that you like. It’s meant to be personal, just like your home.
If your cart has multiple shelves, don’t fret. You can put almost anything on a cart to make it cute. Add some succulents or plants on the shelves or beside your cart. The more plants, the better. Display your favorite cookbooks. Put your fruit bowl on a shelf. This will turn your cart into not just a coffee bar, but a little coffee and snack nook. You can rotate displaying festive trinkets that you find as well for that extra homey touch.
Finally, put the cart on a chic faux fur rug and put a chair or bookshelf nearby. This way you have the perfect space to curl up on the weekend and enjoy your home.
Remember, there’s no perfect science to putting together a bar cart. Hopefully these ideas help make a corner of your home a little more comfortable and a little more “you.” For more decor inspiration, definitely check out my Pinterest boards!
If you recently bought or are trying to sell, you may need to update your home. Including these small, yet stylish features can help brighten and modernize the space. It’ll have all of your friends “ooh”ing and “aahh”ing as they admire your taste. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it a secret that you got the tips from me!
Houses have transitioned from browns and beiges to grays over the last few years. Adding cool tones will brighten the room when the sun hits it, making your house look bigger than ever. You don’t have to have a completely grey home. Mixing cool tones with some warm, natural wood is in style! It looks effortless instead of tacky.
Round mirrors can go almost anywhere in your home. Put one over your dresser. Put it over your vanity. Use a round mirror in the bathroom. Put a round mirror over your couch. The possibilities are endless because mirrors look great anywhere and add the extra homey touch. Check out this one from Target!
Speaking of mirrors, floor mirrors are also “in.” Again, you can place these almost anywhere. If you put them in a corner of the bedroom, it makes the room look bigger and gives you a spot to look at an entire outfit before leaving your home for the day. Put it in the living room on a smaller wall to give the illusion of a bigger room.
These are so popular and have more uses than just being a drink bar. You can make this a coffee bar, a reading nook, a spot to put your plants. Bar carts can be styled according to what your home needs. What’s better than something stylish and functional? I love this one from Amazon.
While cool tones are awesome, too much white can look a little bit like an asylum, which is definitely not the look anyone is going for. Add a pop of color with an accent wall. Don’t want to paint? Etsy has plenty of stick on wallpaper to choose from.
Animal Hide Rugs
Faux cowhide rugs are in. You can have one as your main living room rug or have something small enough to just fit in front of a chair. However you choose to style this, the hide will give a rustic and down to earth vibe in your home. Here’s an affordable one from Amazon!
If you were looking for a sign to buy that cute little succulent out of Trader Joe’s, here it is. Plants add life to your home, but they’re low maintenance. You can put them on any table, counter, or shelf. Even adding a plant (that loves water) in your shower can help spruce up your daily routine!