[Guest Post] A Newfound Treasure Home Necessities

Please welcome Anna from A Newfound Treasure!

I’m in AWE of Anna! Her blog is beautiful and her taste is just what the style doctor ordered. And to top it all off, I can’t get over what she created for us today! Is she not fabulous??

Hi! I’m Anna from A Newfound Treasure, a blog covering predominantly fashion and interior decorating. I was so honored when Erika asked me to guest post. She is seriously one of my very favorites, EVER. I love everything about her and her blog, and once I saw her beautiful home tour a few months back, my girl crush was confirmed. SO needless to say, I am ecstatic to have this opportunity.

Today, I am sharing a couple of (what I find to be) necessities for every home. No matter what your style may be, I believe that these elements aid in creating a well-balanced home:

1. Plants. Bring the outdoors into your home with a beautiful live plant. Now, I have what I would consider to be the black thumb of death, but I am currently in want of a giant fig tree for my living room. I just think they are so beautiful. How hard can it be to keep those things alive? If a tree seems intimidating, snip some fresh blooms from your yard and throw them in a vase. It’s amazing how much some “life” can change a space.

2. Art. I love abstract art and believe that every home needs at least 1 large canvas of original artwork on display. A plain canvas can be found at a very reasonable price and is a great DIY opportunity. After all, if it’s abstract art you’re doing, can you really mess up? I recently painted a canvas inspired by a Cocoa & Hearts piece, and I think it turned out great!

3. Rugs. They change everything! Having at least 1 incredible rug is an essential item in every home, in my opinion. Simply layering rugs can be a total game changer in a room. I’m currently swooning over the colorful rugs in Amber’s Shoppe.

4. Books. You can never have too many design focused coffee table books. Having a few stacks on tables throughout your home is a must! There is something so inviting about having a few books out… they’re sure to inspire and make your guests feel at home. My favorites are Domino, Design*Sponge at Home, and Black & White.

5. Candles. They can set the mood and make a home smell incredible — what’s not to love? Plus, they are a wonderful gift idea for hosts, so if you don’t already do so, buy 2: keep 1, give 1.

6. Storage. Baskets have been key in creating additional storage in well-lived in spaces throughout our home. Whether filled with firewood, blankets, or toys, a basket can be the perfect remedy to a storage issue without being a total eyesore….

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Anna, you’re adorable — girl crush is mutual!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I love Anna and I love Erika! Girl crushes all around. Love what you have selected here Anna. I actually have the painting in the last image and will be showcasing it VERY soon!

  2. Love anna, Love erika! What a perfect matchup! And I agree about the simple change of bringing some life inside, it makes a HUGE difference! Anna, try out that fig tree and let me know how it goes, because I am currently on orchid number two!

  3. I love love that hallway everything about it. This September we are about to embark upon our biggest project yet and that is transforming our 1970s style hallway 3 floors of it … it’s hideous but I am 100% certain it’ll look truly fabulous afterwards. I am so digging this black and white stairwell it is sensational.

    I will be sure to check Anna’s blog out.

    Love Chrissi xx

  4. What a great post!

    I have it all, except art. I don’t have enough pieces and my walls feel a little naked! I love the one you included in the set.

  5. AMAZING POST:) Your blog is so wonderful and Im following…I hope you will follow me back:)

    If you want some swedish balcony inspiration…check out my new post:)

    Have an awesome week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se