We all sometimes find ourselves bored in our home and feeling overwhelmed by the “things” we have collected. It may only take a little time to declutter our homes to brighten our spirits and make our homes look inviting again. Below are six ideas to clean and declutter your living spaces to make life simply feel better.
Cooler weather, brighter leaves, and pumpkin everything is on its way as summer fades into fall. One enjoyable task that accompanies this time of year is decorating your home to match the season. If finances are tight or you just don’t want to spend money on new decor, you can still enjoy a complete makeover without spending a fortune.
Each year typically prompts trendy, new colors that interior designers incorporate, and then consumers get inspired to weave them into our surroundings as well. Whether you’re sprucing up your home to put it on the market, or you’re just in the mood for a change, these splashes of color can be motivating for new wall colors to window treatments and accessories.
Family heirlooms can be passed down from generation to generation, if properly kept. These treasures mean more than any digital photograph from last year’s Fourth of July party. They are items that link us to our past in ways that are often indescribable and can often provide insight into our family history.
Perhaps you have a doll that your grandma used to play with or letters from your grandfather to your grandmother during the war or even a piece of furniture passed down from your great grandparents, through the generations, to you. Regardless of what it is, taking care of family heirlooms are the key to passing them on to the next generation.
When selecting new window treatments, one of the first decisions to make is what type of overall style to radiate. Imagine what type of feelings and reactions are desired based on walking into, visiting, working in or living within the targeted room. Given the room’s colors and decor, should treatments be traditional, transitional or contemporary?
First, consider the size and shape of the windows, as well as factors out of your control, such as sunlight. Then contemplate the color, patterns or textures that might look in balance with the overall effect you’re trying to achieve in any given room. If there already is a focal point in the room, or a more busy furniture pattern, then a toned down color or pattern of window treatments might be in order. If not, more playful, active treatments may be just the right touch. Or, combining portions of the three main design styles could be done deliberately to get a fresh, unique outcome.