Year End Review: Top 10 Posts from the Mix & Match Design Company Blog

Can y'all believe we're almost at the end of 2017? With the year coming to an end, I find myself reflecting on all of the different things that happened, taking stock of what went well and what needs improving, and peeking into what's to come in January (hint - a LOT!). This blog is a part of my business that I really enjoy - I love teaching about interior design and offering practical, easy to implement strategies for decorating your homes. I want this to be a little corner of the internet that inspires, educates, and offers something beautiful that stays with you long after click away.

If you ever have any questions, feedback, or ideas - please send them on! I'm always open to hearing from you (and in fact, I love hearing from you!). 

With another year of writing nearly at its end (this is my sixth year of blogging in some form or fashion - crazy!), I like to take some time to dive into the Mix & Match site analytics from the past 12 months and see if I can pick out some trends, note what resonated with my readers (you!), and figure out what you enjoyed most and why. For the blog, one data point I look at is how many folks viewed different posts, and I thought it would be fun to share that list with you in a "top ten" fashion, with number one being the most popular post of the year. Any guesses on what the winner was?

I'll give you a hint - it was one of the Get the Look posts, which turned out to be a very well-loved series all the way around. Clearly y'all like what you're seeing out in the Pinterest world and want to know how you can translate that look into your homes! I'm thinking there'll probably be a round two of that series next year with a whole new set of beautifully inspiring spaces! 

Another pattern I noted was that posts about bedrooms were very popular - how to decorate around them, how to get the look of a certain one, etc. Maybe that's a sign that we should all be paying more attention to how we decorate our bedrooms! ;) 

So without further ado, here are the ten most popular blog posts of 2017. Was one of these a favorite of yours? Chime in and let me know!

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Mix & Match Design Company's modern eclectic home office. // modern white desk, modern home office, eclectic home office
Get the look of this mid-century meets California chic bedroom by Amber Interiors
Mid-century meets California cool bedroom makeover (Design by Mix & Match Design Company) // gray upholstered headboard, blue modern rug, brass sconces in bedroom
White modern IKEA kitchen, budget-friendly kitchen renovation, vintage rug in kitchen
How to decorate around your bed, fill empty walls around bed, what to hang on bedroom walls
Get the look of these modern, styled bookshelves. // CB2 bookshelf, wall-mounted bookshelf
Can you put a bed in front of a window? Yes! See examples of beds in front of windows.
Get the look of this mid-century modern entryway with a console table and round mirror above.
Get the look of this coastal modern breakfast nook with its round tulip table (Saarinen dining table) and wood-framed black and white photos.

I wish you all the very best as 2017 comes to a close. Keep an eye out for my final holiday gift guide on Friday and enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

*On a quick programming note, I wanted to let you know that after my final gift guide goes live on Friday, I'm taking the next couple of weeks off from blogging to rest, enjoy time with family around the holidays, and hit the reset button before 2018 rolls around. I can't come back refreshed and ready to kick off a brand new year!


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