Have you ever thought buying fresh flowers for yourself was a luxury? Maybe it seems too expensive and frivolous? I used to feel the same way until I started following the amazing Amanda Gibby Peters and bought her book “Simple Shui for Everyday.” You can read more about the advantages below in her post.
If you are at all interested in Feng Shui she is a master and so inspiring. And even if you think Feng Shui is too woo woo…buy yourself the flowers anyway because you are worth it! I truly believe it’s the little details that make such a difference in our homes and how we feel!
Do you ever say to yourself “Well this room is a mess and I don’t have time to do a big cleanup so there is no point in trying?”
I’m here to tell you the little things not only make a difference but they also provide motivation to do more! There are so many times that I have worked with clients who say “That area isn’t a priority and it doesn’t really bother me.”
Until….we improve the spaces around that area and suddenly it really jumps out as an eyesore and starts to drive them crazy.
This is why I am so passionate about organizing AND styling your space. When you style your space or even just a corner of the room and love the way it looks then suddenly you feel better and want more of that feeling in your home!
What is one small thing you can do today to make your space feel happy?
I have to say organizing and design go hand in hand as far as I’m concerned. I love to help clients with refreshing and styling their spaces. Once a space has been de cluttered and organized, the design touches are the reward and the icing on the cake! ( and for those of you who know me well then you know that icing is one of my favorite things). Without these added touches the room doesn’t feel finished, or new or revitalized.
I guess you could say its one of my favorite parts of my job. I love taking a space and giving it a whole new look. A space that was once neglected and used as a storage area is transformed into one of the happiest spaces in the house. Taking a clients vision or “wish list” and giving a space a whole new purpose is so rewarding.
The question is do you have a room like that in your house??
Let me start with wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to write something about the topic of love. We all get used to our surroundings and our house and sometimes get too comfortable with the clutter. But do we truly surround ourselves with things we love?
The very popular new book “The Art of the Magic of Tidying up” by Marie Kondo, does have one really good message. Does everything in your home spark joy?? Are you keeping things you do not love out of guilt, or because it was expensive or you just have a hard time letting things go? The designer Nate Berkus also wrote a book called “The Things that Matter”. The theme of the book is the same. You should surround yourself with things that make you happy and have meaning. Maybe items in your house are sentimental or do they just have happy colors or make you feel good? Choose your favorite photos to display, or a piece of art that makes you feel calm, a decorative object from a favorite vacation or loved one…. Whatever the reason is if you start to look at your house from a different perspective you will have an easier time creating the space you have always wanted.
Sometimes we become so used to our surroundings that we do not look at things objectively. We all have a tendency to gather decorative objects and home decor without always thinking about it. Maybe a friend or family member gave you a gift that wasn’t really your taste or you inherited hand me downs from family. It is a common theme for people to keep things out of guilt. Take an honest look at your house and when decluttering choose to keep items that truly make you happy.