The above images are used courtesy of Chairish.com.
Chairs, tables, lamps, rugs, artwork. Our homes are full of objects. Sometimes these things come together in beautiful harmony. At other times, they need a little tune up. Does the living room flow? Is the bedroom feeling tired? Never got around to hanging art on the walls? Maybe it's time to reinvent your space.
It's best to start off by clearing out unneeded stuff. If your room is covered in clutter, no one will see how beautiful it is. Do a first pass and clear out the obvious stuff. Then, using the following steps, transform your home into the showstopper you always knew it could be. Pick a room and go for it!
CLEAR THE SLATE. Remove everything from the room that you can. Furniture, art, everything. Yes, the other rooms in your house will suffer a bit with all the extra stuff, but it's temporary!
SHOP AT HOME. Take a look around the house, don't forget the basement, attic and storage units. Bring in furniture and accessories that work together, flow and complement one another. Think about the need for concealed storage and media equipment. Do you have adequate furniture and storage? If you need to buy or sell items, consider using Chairish.com - see more about Chairish in the below!
START A CONVERSATION. Aim to create conversation areas with the furniture. Is there a focal point in the architecture, view or fireplace? Arrange furniture accordingly to take advantage of this feature.
PLAY WITH ART. It can be fun to bring all the art laying around the house and basement into the room and just play with placement. If you don't have one large dramatic piece for a focal point, group artwork to make a gallery wall instead.
LESS IS MORE. Bring back only the essentials, not the clutter. Instead, gather together collections you love based on color or material. Don't forget to vary the height of objects around the room to create visual interest. Placing things on stacked books can be great way of doing this.
COLOR SPLASH. Add fun pops of color with artwork, pillows, a throw or curtains. Keep the colors in a consistent palette.
LAYERED LIGHTING. Don't forget to layer your lighting. It's good to have overhead, task and ambient lighting. Now, sit back and enjoy your beautiful new space!
As always, feel free to book a session if you would like some help reinventing your space.
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Their shop features curated items for sale from individuals, vintage shops and interior designers. Buyers can make an offer on items, and Chairish manages delivery. You can even just shop local items!
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