WHO IS STEPHANIE?
A claimed coffee enthusiast, Stephanie is the founder of @blissfulhomedecor – one of my very favorite home decor accounts! She started her home and lifestyle account just about a year ago where she shares her love of pretty things and home projects. Not only is she an incredible social media blogger, she is also a wife and stay-at-home-mom to her two daughters and two sons. She also has an amazing youtube channel called My Blissful Home. When she’s not taking care of the kids or decorating her home, she’s in the kitchen doing what she loves best – cooking and baking!
WHAT INSPIRED STEPHANIE TO BEGIN HER HOME DECOR JOURNEY?
When Stephanie was younger, she loved moving things around in her childhood home and watching her dad perform DIY projects and remodels around the house! “Home decor has just always been something I really liked” she told me. After stumbling upon other home decor accounts on her Instagram “explore” page, she decided to go for it and start her own. Her social media platform really became her creative outlet as a stay-at-home-mom!
HOW LONG HAS STEPHANIE HAD HER SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES?
Stephanie hasn’t had her Instagram page for that long, but she has already grown to almost 100k! What an amazing number for less than a year, right?! At first, Stephanie started sharing her love of coffee through coffee tutorials and photos, which progressed into all things home decor!
WHAT IS STEPHANIE’S ADVICE FOR THOSE WANTING TO START THEIR OWN ACCOUNT?
Start your account and post daily – consistency is key. Opening up the IG app and engaging with people is also extremely important. Just being social on social media can take you so far! Build genuine relationships with those willing to help you grow your own. Some days are good, some days are bad because Instagram algorithm is always changing, but keep going and don’t give up! It’s really about trying new things like mixing up your hashtags and finding your niche and your tribe! Also, be open and willing to share other bloggers’ success stories! This truly goes a long way and shows that you’re kind and genuine. Stephanie believes that the hashtags she uses for her coffee posts are growing her home decor account since they bring in an entirely different audience!
HOW DOES STEPHANIE MANAGE HER ACCOUNT WHILE BEING A MOM OF FOUR? HOW HAS SHE MANAGED HOME PROJECTS DURING QUARANTINE?
“Right now (during the midst of COVID and the kids being home) is a bit tricky because they all have different personalities and they all need different things.” She admits it’s pretty tough to engage and post consistently on Instagram like she would like to because one of her kids is always distracting or needing help with something.
Since Stephanie hasn’t been able to go to many home stores, she’s been trying her best to repurpose things around the house that she already has. Even though her and her family have been in their house for 2 years, there is so much to still be done. They are currently finishing up painting the molding and flooring upstairs. They also have the kitchen to work on!
WHAT ARE STEPHANIE’S BEST TIPS FOR MAKING VIDEOS?
“I would say get a good editing app and invest in the $30 ring light from amazon!” Lighting is so important and isn’t too expensive at all. A good editing app is also important. She just discovered the app called Kind Master that she swears by, but also loves Inshot. Kind Master has a bunch of options including a variety of transitions and cool graphics to use! As far as TikTok, it’s a work in progress. One tip when using TikTok to grow is to search for trending hashtags and use them on your posts.
Also, when posting on social media whether it be an Instagram post, Instagram stories, or TikTok videos, never be afraid to show your whole house! Since a home is always evolving and ever-changing, it’s important to show even the parts being renovated because that’s part of your journey too!
WHERE CAN YOU FIND STEPHANIE!