Weekend Inspiration: No.80

Weekend Inspiration: No.80

It’s kinda crazy to think that the new year is already lingering there on the horizon. Are you mentally prepared for it? I’ve spent the last week brainstorming how I’m going to approach 2020, both personally and professionally. There are a few ideas I’m mulling over, but you’ll have to wait until my annual January 1 “manifesto” to find out what I ultimately decide to focus on in the new year! In the meantime, keep scrolling for a list of my favorite cool links from 2019 to help get you feeling productive ahead of the weekend.

Weekend Inspiration: No.80:

1. Most recently, I was so excited to find out about this holiday home tour via Instagram. Aimee’s space is the stuff of my neutral-décor-loving dreams! Take the tour and read her interview on the Schoolhouse blog here.

2. Another highly-anticipated home tour came out earlier this month: Sarah Sherman Samuel’s. I wouldn’t say it’s the most relatable since it’s waaaaaaay outside my own comfort zone when it comes to design, but I still love and appreciate every single detail. Maybe I could try just a couple of her outside-the-box style ideas in our house in 2020!

3. One of my personal biggest pinch-me moments of the year is this way (and here’s one more!).

4. I still can’t get over Kelly Mindell’s master bathroom makeover, and she just published a second bath renovation reveal on their site yesterday. Click those links to check them out in case you’re looking for bold reno inspiration ahead of 2020.

5. The Mindell bathrooms are mind-blowing, for sure, but Molly’s renovation reveal (seen here) is more my personal style. It’s definitely my all-time favorite room makeover from 2019.

6. I really committed to creating more of an active community on Instagram this year, including participating in and using it more myself. Some of my new favorite accounts to follow from the past 12 months are @calling_allcreators, @lemon.and.bloom, and @cassmakeshome. Leave your own favorite Instagram picks from 2019 in the comments below!

Weekend Inspiration: No.80

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A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

*This post was sponsored by SOL Organics.

You know what I realized the other day? That there are thousands of posts out there prompting a guest room makeover in preparation for holiday guests, but hardly any that encourage people to turn attention to their own sleeping spaces. Well, that’s all about to change because I’m here to swing the focus right over to an everyday bedroom upgrade for Christmas.

If you think about it, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to new bedding. I don’t know about you, but ever since the sun started sinking below the horizon earlier in the evening post-time-change, I tend to get pretty darn sleepy by, oh…8:00 PM or so. I spend a lot more time cuddled up in my sheets reading this time of year, and I also usually sleep an extra hour during the colder, darker days of the season, too.

For all of these reasons (i.e. Christmas, the urge to treat myself, extra time spent in bed, etc.) I decided to give our bedroom a mini makeover. I’m turning a blind eye to our guest room, which already has lovely, rarely-slept-in sheets, and focusing my full attention on making over our master bedroom linens with new ones from SOL Organics.

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our bedding wears out. But then again, our bed hosts far more than just the two humans who live here (i.e. one hound dog and three cats), so it really shouldn’t surprise me that new marks and tears show up regularly. That’s a whole lot of claws and paws tramping over our bedding, so we end up having to upgrade every other year or so.

It had been a while since we had done a full linen swap, and this holiday season felt like the right time to invest in a new SOL Organics bedding set. For the past few years, I’ve been all about a mixed bag of patterns and colors when it comes to bedding, but this time I’m trying something a little outside the box: a solid colored set of sheets, shams, pillowcases, and a matching duvet to boot.

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

I decided to take a chance, and chose their cotton bedding bundle in ‘Sand’ without running it by John first. We very rarely disagree when it comes to design, so I felt pretty confident that he would be on board with this particular color. It’s soft and subtle, without feeling too rich for the bedroom furniture and accents we already have (and don’t plan on changing out). Luckily, he was super excited by our new bedding look once I had it all put together and ready for its big unveiling. I do believe his exact words were, “It looks so grown up!” I’ll take it.

As you might have noticed, I didn’t steam or iron our new bedding. That’s because I’m personally partial to those casual wrinkled vibes. Thank goodness for the advent of natural linen type bedding because that trend has officially made it a-okay to skip the “clean and crisp” look. Phew!

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

Anyway, the best part about this upgrade isn’t just the new character it adds to our room from a color and design standpoint. It’s actually the comfort level and the sustainability factor, too. SOL Organics is a fair-trade bedding company, meaning their products are made using sustainable and fair practices. They’re also free from chemicals, and use no plastic packaging. As someone who cringes every time she has to toss out plastic, this is really important.

If that wasn’t enough, SOL Organics also donates $7.50 from each sale to one of four charities they support (more info this way). I admittedly do my fair share of frivolous design upgrades, but this bedding update is one I definitely feel good about.

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

So, when’s the last time you swapped out your own main bedding set? If you can’t remember, then maybe it’s time to consider treating yourself to a fresh set from SOL Organics for Christmas! Trust me. You won’t regret it. Which color would you choose?

A Cozy Holiday Bedding Upgrade | dreamgreendiy.com + @solorganix #ad

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