A Naturally Comfortable Chattanooga Home

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Name: Diana Horton, my husband and daughter
Location: Chattanooga, Tenneessee
Size: 2,800 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Last year, we packed up our South Carolina home and moved into a quaint, wooded ’70s charmer in Chattanooga without stepping foot into it before closing. It had good bones and was well taken care of, so we couldn’t pass it up. I immediately saw a vision of my family growing in this home with a large tree-lined backyard on a quiet street.

My husband, 1-year-old daughter, and I have quickly made this place home. I’ve mostly added natural, neutral touches throughout each room with eclectic, vintage pieces and pops of color. Though we still have a few spaces left untouched, this home reflects our style and the way we love to live, naturally and comfortably.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Natural, eclectic, and cozy.

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What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room depends on the time of day. In the morning, I love to be in our newly remodeled colorful kitchen when the light beams through the bay windows filling up the space with the newness of the day. In the evenings, my favorite space is our family room. It’s filled with a large neutral, cozy sectional and brick fireplace. It’s an inviting space for our family to gather and end the day together.

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? If I could magically change one thing about our home it would be to open up a couple walls in our main living space. Our home was built in the ’70s and has a divided formal living room and den. I can envision it opened up into one large inviting space as you enter our home.

(Image credit: Diana Horton)
(Image credit: Diana Horton)

Any advice for creating a home you love? Create a Pinterest board of rooms you love. You will quickly see the colors, textures, and elements of decor that you love as you scroll through your board. Once you see a common theme, slowly fill your home with items that reflect your style. Go to yard sales, thrift stores, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist. So many pieces can be given new life.

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Also, my favorite thing to do is to shop my own home. I often move art and furniture from room to room just to mix this up. Creating a beautiful home you love isn’t just for the well off. It can be done affordably if you take your time and think outside the box.

(Image credit: Diana Horton)

Thanks, Diana!

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