Do you know what one of the easiest ways to refresh your home is? Take away some of the excess clutter and only display things you love. Be a ruthless editor of what you allow in your space.
These days we see so many influencers on social media redesigning their spaces every few months with all new things. This makes me crazy. Not only do most of us not have the budget for that but it also sends the wrong message that things are disposable and something shiny and new is always better.
My favorite thing to do for my clients and at my own house is to first shop your home. Look at all of your decorative items and collections and see if there is anything you can display or use in a new way. I find that one overlooked area can be the kitchen or china cabinet with small decorative bowls or other interesting objects. Mementos from travel or family members can also be great to incorporate into your design.
Be very selective and take away anything that doesn’t add to the space or make you happy. Less is more. If you want to add a few new things then consider small changes like a new throw pillow, vase or picture frame.
My 3 main tips would be:
-Calm down the space by de cluttering and removing the excess.
-Create a cohesive color palette.
-Display old items in new creative ways and mix old with new. Make sure to add texture and color.
Is there an area in your home you can tackle today? You will be surprised at the impact even the smallest changes can have.
If you need some inspiration here are 2 of my favorite books on simplifying and styling:
I highly recommend them both!