Create a home you love to live in

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We all want a beautiful, peaceful, well-organized space to come home to.


But most of us are so stressed and overwhelmed or afraid of messing up that we’ve given up even trying to create a home we love.

See if this sounds familiar…

Instead of living in a home you are proud of, there’s a good chance that:

  • You can’t take your eyes off all the things you don’t like about your home for long enough to realize there are some good things too.
  • You’re overwhelmed and have no idea where to start decluttering, organizing, or decorating your home.
  • You’re frustrated at the time and money you’ve wasted trying to figure it out on your own.
  • You’ve lost confidence in your ability to make decisions about what to keep, what to get rid of, and how on earth to make your home look and function the way you desperately wish it would.
  • You’re discouraged by how your home looks and maybe you’re even embarrassed to have people over because your home is just not what you think it should be.

I used to feel all those things too…

And I spent years wishing for a stylish and organized home.

  • I watched makeover shows.
  • I paged through magazines and scrolled through gorgeously decorated and organized homes on Instagram.
  • I walked the aisles of my favorite decor stores and picked up a lamp here and a drawer organizer there.

Unfortunately, all that did was add clutter and make me more miserable and unhappy with my home. I began to focus only on the things I hated. I grumbled about the mess and the lack of pretty decor.

But everything changed when I realized that I was the only one who could change my attitude and that I was the only one who could create a home I loved for myself and my family.

So I decided I was going to make myself fall in love with my home – as it was right then – while also making it more and more like I dreamed it could be. And I did.

How on earth did I do that? It was simple…

I chose gratitude and figured out how to go about creating a home I loved… in the right order.

I figured out that when it comes to creating a stylish and organized home you love, there are 5 simple steps that you must follow, in order. If you don’t, you’ll waste hundreds if not thousands of dollars, hours of your time and you’ll still hate your home!


The proper way to create a home you love works like this:


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STEP 1: Embrace Gratitude

First, you must practice an attitude of gratitude and retrain your brain. Learn to embrace the good things about your home because what you focus on grows (in your mind, at least).

Step 2: Declutter

Then you declutter because no amount of organizing or decorating can fix too much clutter. 👈🏻 Read that again! You absolutely cannot organize clutter!

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Shannon Acheson in blue jeans and beige blouse putting a water bottle away in her organized kitchen

Step 3: Organize

After you declutter you can get organized. Organizing today leads to a more functional home tomorrow… which leads to so much less stress.

Step 4: Establish Habits

Next, establish home habits and routines that will put your organization and home chores on autopilot, so you don’t even have to think about keeping things organized again!

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Shannon in beige blouse and blue jeans, hanging photos on gallery wall in living room

Step 5: Decorate

Finally, you decorate. Decorating comes after everything else because if it doesn’t you’ll waste time and money trying to decorate around stuff you don’t need and your home will still not look how you want it to. (Decorating also has its own 5-step process that needs to be done in order!)

Every time you go out of order in this process or peck around at one step and then jump willy-nilly to another, you get further and further away from the stylish, organized home you want.

And you get more and more overwhelmed and stressed.

Every. Single. Time.

But, if you follow my process:

1

You will become genuinely thankful for your home and you will easily see things to love about it.

2

You’ll know EXACTLY where to start decluttering, organizing, and decorating, without hesitation.

3

You won’t waste another cent on organization that doesn’t work, decor you end up not liking once you get it home, or choosing the wrong paint color!

4

You’ll regain the confidence you need to get rid of the things that no longer serve you, keeping only what does, and you’ll be able to choose decor that works perfectly in your space.

5

You’ll love your home and be proud to invite your friends and family in.

IT REALLY WORKS

Here is what my friends, readers and students have to say:

1000’s
of Happy mommas
My ah-ha moment was when I realized I was going about things all the wrong way. I loved the house but it didn’t feel like home. Now because of your course…I am falling in love with our home all over again.
Cheryl P.
Shannon is one of the most natural and gifted teachers I’ve ever known. Her attitude toward loving the home you have and making it as lovely as possible…will leave you feeling inspired, equipped, and hopeful.
Dannyelle R.
Shannon’s realistic perspective on creating a home is a breath of fresh air to the posh world of glossy magazine perfection.
Ashley M.
You write from the heart ❤️ and it has made a world of difference to me. I have had several A-ha! moments with the guided worksheets (SO much self-reflection!), and I’m excited to work through the rest of the program and end with a home that is “me.”
Linda N.
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I wanted to help mommas just like you. So I created…

Embrace Your Space: Create a Home You Love to Live In

a totally free class!

In this hour-long workshop:

  • I’m going to introduce you to my proven 5-step process for creating a home you love. These are the exact steps that I have used for years to create clutter-free, beautiful spaces in my home.
  • I’m also going to share my secret for loving your home as it is, right now. Even if it’s nowhere near being your dream home.
  • And I’m going to help you clear out some major clutter in your home FAST, giving you quick, tangible progress today!

A Message From Shannon

It breaks my heart to see women, and mommas especially, struggling with their homes. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the mess and like they’ll never be able to do anything about it. Thinking they’re not talented or creative enough to make their homes more stylish.

I remember that feeling well because that was me too. I remember too many piles and too many tchotchkes. I remember choosing the wrong paint color again and again and not knowing how to put patterns and colors together. I remember feeling so unhappy with my home.

And when I finally decided enough was enough in my own home, I didn’t know how to change it. I wished for something, anything that would help me love my home right now.

That’s why I created Embrace Your Space: Create a Home You Love to Live In. To help you get the fastest start possible on creating a home you love to live in. To get some tangible quick wins in your home. To love and improve your spaces right now.

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About Shannon Acheson

Shannon Acheson is an author, entrepreneur, content creator, interior decorating expert and the creative force behind HomeMadeLovely.com – a celebrated blog helping moms declutter, organize and add style to their homes since 2010.

She has collaborated with 100+ brands, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Starbucks, transforming spaces with her creative vision. Shannon’s acclaimed book, “Home Made Lovely,” and podcast, along with her popular blog, inspire tens of thousands each month. Featured in prominent media outlets, her work has garnered 19 million pageviews, solidifying her influence in the home design and organizing world.