As we close out the rollercoaster that was 2020 (“dumpster fire” might be more accurate, but I’ll let you decide on your favorite descriptor), I’m looking back at the blog to see what you loved the most.
Bringing easy home decorating ideas to you and sharing my own home always brings me joy, but at the end of the day I am here because I want you to feel inspired.
All that is to say … I care about what matters to you, and why you choose to come here and read what I have to say. (Thank you!)
Also, spoiler alert: Each year there are some consistent themes as to what y’all like.
And for two years and counting, these annual themes have wound up being the same.
Which is pretty awesome because it helps me figure out what kind of content you’ll probably like in the future so that I can plan for the new year.
So let’s take a little trip down memory lane and see the top five posts you liked the most in 2020!
Here are the most-read posts from 2020
We’ll start with the post that made it to the #5 spot and then work our way down to #1.
#5: 10 Colorful Kids’ Playroom Ideas That You’ll Love
Year after year, this post continues to be a reader favorite!
For those of you who are setting up a playroom for your kiddos or are revamping an existing play area in your home, it’s always great to get ideas from others that you can potentially put to use in your own play space.
Here’s a link to this post, chock full of colorful playroom inspiration: 10 Colorful Kids’ Playroom Ideas That You’ll Love
#4: IKEA Kallax Cushion Hack: How to Turn Your Shelf into a Bench with a No-Sew Cushion
Have an IKEA Kallax shelf?
Then you can easily make it into a reading bench with this simple, no-sew cushion hack.
I turned our IKEA Kallax into a cute reading spot for the kids a few years ago, and the bench is still in our playroom going strong. (Wow, how ’bout that old school photo, though? Ha!)
Here’s a link to this post that walks you through step-by-step instructions for creating your own bench out of an IKEA Kallax shelf: IKEA Kallax Cushion Hack: How to Turn Your Shelf into a Bench with a No-Sew Cushion
#3: 7 Stylish and Easy IKEA Hacks for Kids
See a theme yet?
You all love my posts related to family-friendly decorating, and you especially love when they involve smart IKEA hacks!
Well, this post covers both of those things.
This post is chock full of fun, easy IKEA hacks that are family friendly.
Read about all these simple IKEA hacks for kids right here: 7 Stylish and Easy IKEA Hacks for Kids.
#2: 3 Reasons You Don’t Love Your Gallery Wall (and How to Fix It)
The number one thing I get asked about regularly on Instagram is how to create a great gallery wall.
While I don’t believe that there’s a “wrong” way to decorate — because at the end of the day, you should display art and decor that you truly love — I do have a couple tips for making any gallery wall in your home look just a bit more polished.
Check out my tips and tricks right here: 3 Reasons You Don’t Love Your Gallery Wall (and How to Fix It).
#1: 3 Things You Need to Know Before Using Peel and Stick Floor Tile
Last but not least, here’s the most popular post of 2020 … and it’s all about tips and tricks for using vinyl peel-and-stick floor tile.
If you’re considering using peel-and-stick floor tiles for an upcoming project, you definitely need to read this post first.
Here’s what I learned when I used it in a DIY project, and what I wish I would’ve known before I started laying my tiles: 3 Things You Need to Know Before Using Peel and Stick Floor Tile.
What do you want to see on the blog in 2021?
It’s always fun to take a little walk down memory lane, but what I really want to know is … how can I help you create a home you love?
Leave me a comment below and tell me what you want to see on the blog this year.
Here’s to a New Year, friends … one that’s hopefully full of more love and laughter and home projects, and less social distancing!