One of the things we like to do at the end of every year is to go back and see which posts were our most popular. It helps us to plan what to write about in the future, too. So yesterday I went into our 2022 analytics and pulled up our top ten posts…and here there are:
My dear friend Danielle is so talented–she has a beautifully decorated home that she’s shared with us several times over the years, and she also has a very successful booth where she sells antiques and decor. One of her spring home tours is our tenth most popular post of the year.
This is always a popular post around the holidays. Amy shows us how to dress up an inexpensive faux evergreen garland to make it look like a million bucks.
We really write about everything on this blog–to prove that point, two of our top ten posts are about my experiences with aesthetic procedures. I shared how my IPL treatment went, and that post was #8 last year.
It’s so much easier to choose paint colors when you can see how they look in “real” rooms ahead of time. Our favorite gray and neutral paint colors gets lots of search traffic and was #7 last year.
All of my drapes are packed up right now and in storage, and we are figuring out where to put down roots now that my husband is retiring from the military. But when we finally have a new house to hang them in, you can believe that I’ll be using this easy hack once again to make inexpensive IKEA curtains look like custom drapes!
This post is a blast from the past as it shows the laundry room in our Nashville house (we lived there from 2011-2013). My taste has definitely changed since then, but I still love a chandelier in unexpected rooms like laundry rooms, powder rooms, pantries, closets, etc. This room was also one of our first magazine features. It was small but so cute!
Like I mentioned earlier, everyone loves to see paint colors in real spaces before choosing a color. This post about how to select a color and paint cabinets is what we call “evergreen” content, because year after year, people keep reading it.
A few years ago, the trend in bathrooms changed from having one huge mirror to having individual mirrors over each sink. Home builders, however, still put up a big sheet or mirror because it’s less expensive. This post tells you how to remove those mirrors without cutting yourself to ribbons, and shows the before and after in Amy’s own master bathroom.
Our number two post of 2022 is my experience with the Morpheus microneedling treatment and all the photos before, during, and after. One reason I think this post is so popular is that when I had my treatments, Morpheus was still pretty new, and so there weren’t that many posts about it for people searching for information.
Our #1 post from last year is Amy’s tutorial for DIYing your own library-style built ins from simple IKEA Billy bookcases. We’ve both done projects like this in previous houses and it adds great style (and value) for such a small investment. If you have an office, living room, or bedroom that needs a little extra TLC, this is a great weekend project.
As the New Year approaches, we wish you all the best for 2023!