I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for 2017! I have some great things planned this year including a huge change that I can’t wait to share with you.
For now, I thought it would be fun to share my top 10 blog posts of 2016. I’ve also added links for 32 other bloggers who will also be sharing their top posts so be sure and check them out!
10. 30 tips for Fabulous Fall Decor
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For the record, I am sharing 4 tips. I linked up with some of my dearest blogger friends for a collection of 30 in all. I actually met all of these girls in person and collected their home offices in a post here. But, back to my number 10 post. I shared the basic of fall decorating which could definitely apply to decorating for any new season. After taking your holiday decorations down, get ideas for cozy decorating here!
9. Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour – Entry
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If you’ve been following along here on Decor Gold Designs, you probably know that the entry hall design of my home was what drew me to our floor plan. It features multiple arches, pendant lights that I love and a large picture window at the end. I started decorating it for Christmas in my mind long before we broke ground on our home four years ago and this is the first time I’ve shared a full entry hall Christmas tour.
8. How to Grow Your Instagram Account
Months before I had a blog, I started my Instagram account. I was looking for a way to connect with others who love interior design and styling as much as I do. It surpassed my expectations and eventually led to this website and blog. It grew from a following of two (my husband and my daughter) to 100,000 in less than a year. In this post, I share my tips to help you grow your own Instagram account and connect with others with similar interests.
7. Summer Home Tour
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Summer seems like a distant memory this time of year, but it will be here before you know it. In this post I share simple ideas for giving your house that effortless warm weather vibe.
6. The White Kitchen is Here to Stay
Kitchen by Caitlin Wilson, shared here.
This post is a collection of some of my favorite white kitchens and my thoughts on the longevity of decorating with white.
5. Simply Fall Home Tour – Part 2
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Pretty metallics, cozy layers, and an unexpected color give my neutral home a fresh new look for this wonderful season.
4. One Room Challenge – The Reveal
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I spent six weeks designing and decorating my guest room. It was truly a labor of love. I was nervous and excited to publish the reveal. Therefore, I was especially grateful for the responses and how it was received. The media partner of The One Room Challenge, House Beautiful, graciously shared my room!
3. Holiday Home Showcase
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Starting my blog this past February, I could hardly wait to decorate for Christmas this year. It’s my favorite time of the year and I wanted it to be extra special for everyone. Here I share my 2016 Christmas Tour.
2. Dining Room Tour
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This is the place where we gather, laugh and make memories. It’s where we chat with each other, tell stories and play games. Here’s a little unknown fact: I took more time choosing the furnishings for my dining room than for any other space. I also get the most questions about my selections here. To be honest, I think this might be my favorite room in our home.
And the top post of 2016….
1. Is the Family Room Your Shining Star?
Another tour, yes, but also my thought process behind the design of my family room. After the dining room, the family room brings the most inquiries regarding finishes. I hope you like it!
I think we can all agree at this point that tours do well! I am so glad you like them. While I was looking at my most popular posts, I also noticed that the page with the most traffic on my site was the Home Tour page. From there, you can link to all of the room tours and to recent seasonal tours. Additional sources can be found here.
2016 was an exciting year for me and as a new blogger and I want to thank you for your interest, kindness and support. Your comments, emails, Instagram comments and shares, and Pinterest repins mean the world to me. So, thank you again! Please let me know what you would like to see in 2017!
Now, take some time to visit all of the bloggers below. You will find each of their top posts from 2016 along with numerous inspirational home decorating and DIY tips! Also, a special thanks to Cami from TIDBITS for organizing this amazing lineup!
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle