During the week between Christmas and the new year, I like to take things easy. In fact, there have been times when I’ve taken several weeks off at year’s end. Managing this blog and business on my own can be exhausting. After the craziness of the holidays, I sometimes want to throw a blanket over my computer and not look at it until all the ornaments are packed up and put away.

However this year, I thought I’d carry on by looking back at some of my (and your) favorite IBC posts from 2016. Yesterday we focused on the best recipes of 2016, so today we’re moving on to interiors. These are definitely standout moments from this past year, and I’m excited to revisit them with you.

To start off 2016, I showed you how I fixed up my fireplaces with the help of paint. They were looking a bit dated. To avoid a major remodel, I simply used paint to clean things up.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Instead of doing a major Spring Home Tour, I just shared my home space by space. Even though I only got to my living room and office, you still got a look at my home for the new season.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

I also finally made progress in my guest bedroom with new bedding, lamps, and artwork.

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One question I’m often asked is how to decorate a blank wall. That’s why I started a mini series called “Ideas for Decorating Your Walls.” In these three posts (here, here, and here), I shared more than 15 ideas for tackling wall decor.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

In the early spring, I was so honored and excited to visit the 2016 HGTV Dream Home in Florida. Talk about major interior inspiration!

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Following that visit, I returned home to the summer season and put together this rustic charm tablescape for my friends at HomeGoods.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Shortly thereafter, I gave you a look at my entire home along with lots of seasonal decor ideas in my Summer Home Tour. (With the holidays over and snow currently failing outside, I’m kind of missing summer.)

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Everyone’s design style is different. One of my design tips is to always include something unique or odd in your space. These are some ways to keep it quirky.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

As summer turned into fall, I got my outdoor deck ready for the season with these fall deck-orating ideas.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

The home tour fun continued with two Fall Home Tours! The first fall tour had an entertaining focus and the second was a more traditional look around.

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

With lots of recipes and DIY projects in between, I blinked, and it was the holiday season. Naturally, that meant another Holiday Home Tour (which has become one of my favorites) along with a visit to my kitchen to see it decked out for Christmas

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

Best of 2016: Interiors | Inspired by Charm

And with that, 2016 is a wrap.

I’m excited to tackle more interior upgrades in 2017. I already have several ideas brewing. What interior projects would you like to see on IBC in the new year?

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Comments

  • Ardith at

    And let’s not forget your spookily stylish Halloween decor and that crazy skull cake, Michael! I consider this holiday treatment one of this year’s best. Cheers, Ardith

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! I’ll be sharing that in an upcoming “Best of” 😉

      xo Michael

  • Jenny at

    I love love love your interiors. Your window treatments are genius. Thank you for sharing!

  • Vikki at

    I love everything you do (almost LOL) but I most love how you decorate your outside space. Most beautiful. Happy New Year to you Michael may God abundantly bless you. Vikki in VA

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. I like the “almost”. 😉 If you loved everything I would be worried. Thanks so much Vikki! Happy New Year!

      xo Michael

  • Joeyfromsc at

    It all looks gorgeous Michael!
    Happy New Year!!

  • Kathy at

    Hi Michael
    I love your blog! I especially like your projects ex: horse stir sticks, an I really like your style/decor!
    Cheers to the new year!!
    Kathy

  • Lisa at

    I would like to see your bathrooms! ?

  • Sue at

    Happy new year Michael. Thank you for letting us visit your stunning home. You never disappoint. You being a blogger, I understand having new projects, but why mess with perfection?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. I totally hear ya. I’d like to stop and just enjoy it all, but onward we must go. 🙂
      (Thank you for the sweet compliment!)

      xo Michael

  • Kendra at

    The entire VintageStyleLiving.com team just loves your interiors! We would LOVE to see your kitchen. We just discovered your website and love it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! My kitchen appears in my home tours (I even did a special post about it for Christmas this year.) However, you can see the full kitchen here: https://inspiredbycharm.com/2015/08/my-kitchen.html

      Thanks for all the love!
      xo Michael

  • Alex at

    How has the performance velvet held up on your West Elm Henry sectional? Would you recommend going with the performance velvet? Also, how do the cats seem to like it?

  • Vicki Woerner at

    Would love to know where you purchased the hassock poofs

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are from the Land of Nod. Click here for the link.

      xo Michael

  • Gina at

    Would love to know where you got the fun triangle rug ?

  • Denise at

    would love to know where you got the rug?
    Thank you

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      There are several rugs in this post. Which one? Thanks!

      xo Michael

  • Joy Spencer at

    the rug in the living room. it is the colorful diamond shaped one.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That rug is from CB2. I bought it several years ago. It’s no longer for sale.

      xo Michael

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