I love looking at analytics. I find it soothing and interesting. It’s probably because in my last real job that is a lot of what I did. I looked at analytics and built proformas based on them. It’s a 100% certainty that you think I am the most boring person on the planet because of that last sentence. You are probably right.
The point I’m getting to is that at the end of 2018 I peeked at the analytics for the things that you guys bought using links in my site and it was really interesting to see what grabbed your attention. In fact, I think that YOU all have the ability to tell me what is in style and what is cool to have in your home based on your purchases. It means that you liked something I bought. It is the ultimate stamp of approval. And the thing is – I try to only link things that I actually own or would buy. I feel like that’s fair to you.
So do you want to see the hottest items for 2018? The items that thousands of people checked out and purchased? I thought you would! If you are a Bower Power superfine, make a game of it and try to guess the top ten before scrolling down! Here is the 2018 Hot List for Home Stuff….
The Living Room Rug
I LOVE this rug and so did so many of you! You guys bought this thing in tons of different sizes and I loved it when you sent me pics of it in your home. HERE IS THE LINK
Bedside SwaddleMe Sleeper
You guys know I have a bit of experience when it comes to babies so I was thrilled when so many of you chose to snag up this affordable bedside bassinet. I can not recommend it enough for anyone that has a small infant. I only wish I had bought it sooner as it is a really safe option that makes you feel like you are co-sleeping. HERE IS THE LINK
I am still obsessed with our pompom blanket (even if a very rambunctious three year old wanted to clip one of our pompoms off to play “snowball fight”). It still is my very favorite throw and I am gonna miss it come summer time 🙂 HERE IS THE LINK
Remote Control Puck Light
When I shared the trick on how to add a light ANYWHERE without running electricity, I didn’t think there would be that big of response. (read the tutorial here) So many of you ordered the remote control battery operated lights and I know that your world is changing 🙂 HERE IS THE LINK
Velvet Pillow Cover
That velvet gets me every time. Makes me want to hold it. Stroke it. Love it. Things are getting weird in here but it’s for a good reason – VELVET IS EVERYTHING. It’s a hot trend and I don’t see it changing. These pillow covers are affordable and great quality for the price! Plus they come in tons of colors. HERE IS THE LINK
Metal & Faux Leather Barstools
These barstools stirred up a huge response. I have had people stop me in the street to introduce themselves and tell me about how much they love these things. It blows my mind. The stopping me part. The barstools are legit and I don’t doubt that anyone would be impressed with the price of these bad boys! HERE IS THE LINK
Plaid Pillow Cover
The biggest shock was the response to the black and white plaid pillow covers I have on our front porch. I bought them years ago and one little question from a reader stirred up a big response. It’s probably because they are a really great price. And because dang they are something straight outta Fixer Upper. Anyhoo…they are one of the top ten FOR SURE. HERE IS THE LINK
The rug in our basement I barely remember talking about but you guys picked it as one of your favorites! The color and pattern is a great mix of traditional and transitional and the quality is great for the price. You guys have great taste 🙂 HERE IS THE LINK
Our Sectional (that we turned into an extra long sofa)
Our sectional was just not working for our extra long living room but we still needed lots of spots for lots of little tooshies. So we took out the corner piece and turned it into an extra long sofa and guys….it’s been more magical than a Santa eating skittles while riding a unicorn over a rainbow. It has helped us have amazing movie nights and is a dream to clean (we got the performance basketweave in natural!). HERE IS THE LINK
I’m not surprised you guys loved these recliners so much that you would want it in your own home but YOU DO. I get asked all the time how they are holding up and I must admit, the first few little scratches and wrinkles freaked me out….but now they are getting all sorts of little marks that make them look like the perfectly broken-in vintage chairs that make you want to grab a coffee and a book and never leave. They are EXACTLY what I want in our home…something insanely comfortable and will last forever. HERE IS THE LINK
And that is our top ten hot list for the home items! I can’t wait to see what you guys love this coming year as I have so much to share with you! Remember – if you buy something from my recommendations, I would truly love to see it in your home. Send me a pic (well lit photos are best…my eyes are getting OLD) on Instagram and I will brag all about how amazing your style is 🙂 Also, if you do use one of my affiliate links for any purchase….I want to make sure to say thank you.
That income helps me be able to run this blog and support our family. Beyond that…it is a pat on the back for me as a non-interior-designer. I make purchases and recommend things that I love looking at and using but it also feels really good to have that affirmation from you. Seeing you love these things enough to buy them…that is a huge honor to me. So thank you. I mean that.