Designer Tricks That’ll Make Any Space Feel New Again!
Nothing says Happy New Year like a new living room re-style! And the right time to re-style your room is in January! Who doesn’t love starting the year with a new calendar? Yes, we all do that’s why January is perfect. OK, let’s get down to it shall we?
· REARRANGE THE FURNITURE.
Get your furniture gliders ready! When I tire of a room but don't have any extra funds to buy new furniture, I move everything around. And while certain rooms only work with furniture organized one specific way, many can handle a radically different arrangement and/or even a few different ones. So try moving stuff around and see your room in a whole new way. Start with the largest pieces first like the sofa and arm chairs, large cabinets and tables.
· RESHUFFLE THE WALL ART
Get your hammer and nails ready. Remove all the wall art from the walls and re-hang it above and in relation to the new furniture layout. Reshuffling actually means to regroup in a new and interesting way. For example if you had family pictures on every wall throughout the room, group them together in gallery. If you had a large piece hanging all alone in one area, move it to another area and add two more medium pieces to it making a nice trio.
· REPOSITION THE ACCESSORIES
Get your dust cloth! I know that stack of magazines has been there since last summer, now is the perfect time to remove them. After gathering all your accessories to a common space, I like the floor, chose a tall, medium, and small accessory to create a vignette on the table tops or fireplace mantle if you have one. A vignette is defined as a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point. They bring charm, character and life to a table surface. For example, if you had a candy dish (low height) on the coffee table, move it with a candle (medium height) and a vase with flowers (tall height) over to its new location on the end table.
As a side note, less is always more in my opinion. That being said, you don’t have to get rid of everything you own in the space. Just move it to a new space that perhaps needs more furniture, art and accessories. AND if you don’t have enough furniture, art and accessories, borrow from other rooms (my personal favorite thing to do for clients or myself, or get start a buying list and go do that thing we all love to do, start shopping!
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