I think we all have that friend, the one who loves to be connected and generally stays on top of… well, everything. I’m that person — I’m a sharer, an avid reader, and generally a hoarder of inspiration. Texture, a new app that makes reading magazines way easier (not to mention way more affordable), has changed SO much of my process when it comes to finding and saving inspiration for my home. Today I’ve partnered with Texture to share how I use this powerful app as I begin brainstorming more renovation projects for #mytinybungalow!
p.s. keep reading to find out how you can get a free 2 week trial to test out Texture for yourself!
Homeownership has been a really funny thing, mainly in a quick realization that I filter my inspiration very differently now that I’m applying it to a home that I actually own. The stakes somehow feel higher… I mean, technically I’m locked in to a 30 year mortgage and didn’t that traditionally meant I’d be here for 30 years? So it feels like the design choices I make are that much weightier than when I was a renter. I’m already well underway working on my living room and dining room (more on that here), but I have my eyes set on two of my absolute least favorite parts of my house: the bathroom and kitchen. While I can easily scroll through Pinterest to find inspiration, I’ve been finding most of those resources feel a bit… stale. It’s the same kitchen over and over! I’ve found that magazines are always fresher, more on top of the trends, while offering better, more up-to-date inspiration for my home.
That’s where Texture comes in to play: I’ve added so many of my favorite publications to their app that I can easily read each issue whenever I have a spare moment (especially during commercial breaks of The Bachelorette — amiright?). There are hundreds of publications to choose from, but I’ve mostly filled my library with home decor magazines as I gear up for more renos. A few favorites: Domino, House Beautiful, Real Simple, and Architectural Digest. At $9.99 a month, Texture is a budget-friendly way for me to get my subscriptions while also saving money for my dream kitchen and bathroom.
Oh, and my absolute favorite part of Texture‘s gorgeous, easy-to-use app? You can save pages in the magazine! Currently, I have about 34 saved stories for my kitchen alone. Once I have a better idea of my renovation inspiration, I’ll be able to email these stories to friends and family to show them what I’m up to. Seriously, as an over-sharer of inspiration, this is truly awesome.
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