Seven Ways to Update Your Living Room Under $500

This article is part of a new line of content here on the Sima Spaces blog called the “Sima Spaces Sunday Seven”! Each Sunday, I’ll be sharing a roundup of seven somethings- design tidbits, renovation advice, organization tips, source roundups, decoration ideas… and more! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list (in the sidebar!) so you don’t miss out. This is part 4 of a

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3 Patio Design Plans at Every Budget Level

The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and grass is slowly turning green again, which must mean one thing… patio season! I seriously live for patio season- sitting out on a comfy chair surrounded by family and friends, cold drink in hand, chips and guac on the table. But this year I’m in

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Seven Ways to Update your Kitchen on a Budget

I’m launching a new line of content here on Sima Spaces- meet the “Sima Spaces Sunday Seven”! Each Sunday, I’ll be sharing a roundup of seven somethings- design tidbits, renovation advice, organization tips, source roundups, decoration ideas… and more! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list (in the sidebar!) so you don’t miss out. I’m launching the inaugural Sunday Seven posts with seven updates for your kitchen. This is the

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Our Basement Remodel Design Plan

We’re quite a few steps (read: all of the steps) away from being able to do finish work on our basement, but it hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about the design plan! In case you’re new around here: we’re doing a full gut and remodel of our basement, including adding two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room, living

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Modern Wall Sconce Lighting that Won’t Break the Bank

Great lighting can make all the difference in a space. Sconce lighting can help to create both depth and interest in a room. In our basement remodel, I’m planning on doing wall sconces in quite a few different spots. Due to the height of the ceilings, interesting ceiling fixtures aren’t really an option, so I’m

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Plans and Budget for our Hallway Bathroom Remodel

This post was written in early winter 2018 on my original website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com. We have since finished our bathroom remodel- see how it turned out here! After spending some time pricing things out, I’ve decided on the final finishes for our bathroom remodel! I’ve always gone by the motto that stylish design shouldn’t have to

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Front Patio Inspiration

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in spring 2018. After a winter that seemed like it was twice as long as normal, summer is finally approaching and I’m wanting to spend every possible second outside. This summer, we’re tackling the exterior of our home with new siding, improving curb appeal, a back

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2017 Holiday Home Tour + Decorating Tips

This post was originally shared on my first website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com in December 2017.  I’ll be honest- I’ve had Christmas music on Pandora since before Thanksgiving, and have had the majority of my holiday decor up before then, too. I added “Christmas” themed decor after Thanksgiving- I decorated the tree, added some red to my green

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The Latest Living Room Update: Our Article Sofa

Disclaimer: I received a discount from Article on our couch in exchange for this post and posts on my Instagram. However, the content below is an honest review. The article was originally posted on my blog OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com in April 2018 and was updated November 2018.  We have loved our updated living room, but we were

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Christmas Decor Roundup

If you’re anything like me, you like to start decorating for Christmas the week after Thanksgiving! Having Christmas decor up in the house helps bring some joy into our lives during the dark evenings of winter. Since we’re only a couple weeks away from Thanskgiving, it’s time to start shopping for those Christmas decorations! I’ve

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