Here are a few simple tips to create a peaceful beautiful space at home. Just by making these few adjustments you can create a color scheme, focus on key signature pieces, and open up the energy in each room. These ideas are easy to do as well as maintain.
1. Clear off table tops completely or decide on only one or two items as decoration.
Usually one good piece will do the trick. It is great that it is a functional item such as a lamp, yet a big candle, or beautiful vase and flowers will do the trick. Sometimes not having anything at all on the table top is better and forces you not to clutter at all.
2. Pick a base color and one or two colors to make it all pop.
I love a deep chesnut or espresso wood so all of the furniture we have is either of the two. Green and/or blue are currently the popping colors in the living room and bedroom. I wish we could paint the walls. The perfect paint color can really change everything!
For some strange reason we had two books shelves. One for my books and one for my husbands. My books shelf is actually ClosetMaid Cubeicals 9 Cube Organizer in Espresso. My husband’s bookshelf wasn’t holding up well so I purchased another cube organizer and stacked the two on top of each other while also clearing out a few extra book titles that we weren’t going to read anymore. There really isn’t a need for two of anything. The room that was created is unbelievable, not to mention that the cube organizer looks so good stacked!
For more info on decluttering and how my minimalist journey started go here!
(Image by Dawn Michelle)