Archive | April, 2014

Don’t Cut Corners When Decorating

21 Apr

Capitalizing on the corners
of your rooms will fill in your decorating plans.Corners

Corners can be a challenge, but they’re not wasted space. Decorate them thoughtfully to add interest and function to a room.

Just about whenever you have four walls, a corner is created. Corners are seldom the heart and soul of a room. Sometimes they’re charming and engage us to decorate them beautifully. More often they create an awkward space, especially when the corner doesn’t include 90-degree angles. And often they fall totally “under the radar” of decorating plans. But an empty corner can make a room look unfinished and unbalanced.

Corners2Don’t think of your corners as wasted space; embellish them to add flair to your home environment and even add function to a room! Most important of all, don’t let corners become spots for clutter to accumulate.
Here are some ideas:

  • An interesting small table can be topped with a unique art object, striking lamp or beautiful vase.
  • A large houseplant or tree can sit on the floor, adding nature and beauty, and even refreshing the indoor air quality.
  • An extra-tall vase filled with tall branches or grasses can sit on the floor.
  • A small desk can provide an additional work area or computer space.
  • An easy chair and good lighting can create a cozy reading space.
  • Small wall art on one or both walls of the corner can provide a point of interest to engage visitors.
  • Display shelves can hold family photos or treasures collected on adventures around the world.

 

Don’t cut corners in your home decorating! Make it a point to focus on enhancing these challenging spaces in your house.

 

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Spring Cleaning

10 Apr

  Organizing your stuff will help you breathe easier and enjoy your home more.

Spring cleaning is such a cliché, but a bit of streamlining really does enhance your decor.
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I would bet that even the most organized home owner still has at least one shelf, drawer or closet that has become a repository for “stuff” that has no function or adds no decorative value in the foreseeable future.
That means we can all benefit from a bit of “spring cleaning,” even though it’s such a cliché. Not only does managing your “stuff” make it easier to find the items you use most; it also makes your house look streamlined and clean, and enhances the design elements. Sometimes it’s not even about getting rid of “stuff”; it’s more about re-organizing what you have.

Start with just one shelf, cabinet or drawer so you don’t feel overwhelmed – and so you get a sense of accomplishment that spurs you on. Here are some ideas about where to start:

Your closet full of clothes and shoesOrganizing pic
Your pantry stuffed with foods and housewares
Your linen closet crammed full of sheets and towels
Your bathroom cabinets crowded with out-of-date medications and cosmetics
A cabinet in your garage or family room that’s brimming with games, DVDs and books
Your home office that’s bursting with papers and computer accessories you no longer need

 

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