I'm sure I'm not the only one getting tired of my house, right?! I think there comes a time when you look around your space, and you're underwhelmed. After spending a LOT more time at home the past few months, that time came for me a few weeks ago. I needed to make some changes! I spent a few hours one afternoon and emptied my formal living room/piano room and restyled everything, with the help of my friend Chandler!
Usually when you get tired of your space, it's hard to envision it any other way than how it looks right now! START FRESH! Clear everything out of the room. Start any room updates by removing all of the small accessories, pillows, and art; place them in a different room so you have plenty of space to move out the larger pieces. There are three quick ways you can transform and freshen your space with minimal effort in one afternoon!
1. rearrange furniture
I'm sharing this as number 1 because this will make the biggest difference in your space! If you're able to rearrange the layout of your room, go for it! I always say "we can always put it back if we don't like it!" (which usually gets me a few eye rolls from the people who are helping me lift heavy furniture! ;) In this specific room that I refreshed, I wasn't able to adjust the layout- the piano weighs about 700 pounds and is over 100 years old, so it's staying put. However, we were able to swap out two accent chairs with another set that was in our den. Even just swapping two chairs gave us a fresh feel in the room. Browse the other rooms in your house and look for pieces that could live elsewhere. I'm the queen of raiding bedrooms and bringing things into common areas.
2. add greenery
By now, you know that I love plants! Bringing plants into your space instantly brings life into your space...and who doesn't want cleaner air in their home?! If you're a first-time plant parents, think about adding an ivy to start out. They're easy to care for and won't die in one day if you forget to water them. Think about what you want your plant to achieve...just adding a pop of green into your space? filling an empty corner? something new for your table centerpiece? Make a mental note of what size plant you might want, then do a quick nursery or Lowe's/Home Depot run to find something that will work for you. I personally think that plants are cheaper then traditional decor pieces, so I'm all for adding new plants into my space.
3. rearrange decor vignettes: coffee table, mantle, top of piano
Now that you've moved furniture and added a few plant babies into the mix, your ready to STYLE! Think about the vibes you want in your space. Bold and colorful? Neutral and calming? Bring in a few of the items you have to work with....books, candles, coasters, knick knacks...see what colors you have to work with. I like to work with "threes" and group items in threes as I'm styling. There's no right or wrong way to style your space; I tend to overcrowd flat surfaces, so I'm constantly telling myself to take things away and work with less. Whatever vibe you're going for, it always helps to start fresh with a clean space and add in items from there.
Enjoy your new space!