Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living with Less

As most of you know, clutter can make your overall home decor design seem a little off. If you feel like the amount of things in your home are not showing the true value of the design that you want in your home, maybe it's time to live with less.

Decluttering can be a huge task that seems quite overwhelming, especially for those who have a hard time letting things go. My suggestion for those who are struggling is to do one room! It's amazing how one room can boost your motivation and really show you what decluttering can do.

First, start with a plan! What is your style, your color scheme, and your purpose for the room. Now take everything out of the room. If you need to paint or do any big changes, now is the time. Once the room is exactly how you want it empty, add one piece at a time. 

This space is so sophisticated.:

Just because you want a simpler room, doesn't mean it can't be fun! Make sure you add your personality in it, but do it in a way that doesn't involve a lot of small pieces that will need to be cleaned, dusted, moved, and rearranged later.

Hall with large windows, fur rug, and rustic pendant lamps. | @andwhatelse:
via mydomaine

You might be surprised when you feel like the room is complete, how many pieces you have left! Here's the decision you'll have to make. Either get rid of everything you didn't put back in the room, or go through it and decide what to keep and what to throw or give away. But whatever you do - don't put it back in the room you just finished! 

For rooms that require a lot more things to be kept. Consider closed storage with drawers and cabinets that you can't see through. It will create that sense of less clutter while maintaining the items you need to live.

Do you think you can live with less?

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