I crave the feeling of new decor, I think I am actually addicted to it. I love retail therapy for my home. Too often I find myself buying new pillows, pictures, dishes, vases, throw blankets, duvet covers, towels, and most recently a new scale. That last purchase is when I knew I had a serious problem, I bought a scale because it looked cute in my bathroom, not because I intend to stand on it.
I decided it was time to break this obsession with purchasing new items every several days and that I was going to love what I already have. I am on a “no home decor purchase” pact for the next 6 months! I can still redecorate, but I have to get creative with what I already own. Here’s five tips to show you how I have been coping.
Tip #1 Moving my artwork around! This is my favorite tip, moving artwork from one room to another creates a whole new room and a fun decorating challenge. First, I started in my bedroom. I took these love birds by Judy Paul that were above my sofa in the living room and hung them above my bed. I love how modern the bedroom looks!
Tip #2 pile on your pillows. I grabbed every pillow I had in my entire home and put them on my bed. I am so pleased with the results and it doesn’t bother me that they are all a little different. As I went through other parts of the house, I pulled pillows from the bed to decorate the other rooms and still have 8 left on the bed. Yes I even got carried away and threw a white boa left over from Halloween on the side of my bed to throw the symmetry off a bit.
Next up was my living room. Tip #3 I rotated my floor rug by 90 degrees. This was scary at first, but I stuck it out. I moved the sofa away from the wall by 3 feet after reading that moving your furniture to the center of the room can make a room look bigger. I am not sold on this idea yet, but it did give me plenty of wall space behide the sofa to place large pieces of artwork.
Tip #5 I took all the blankets I have and placed them on various pieces of furniture. The sofa, reading chairs, even the ottoman.
Bonus Tip: #6 I had a small curtain with a black and white pattern laying around. It’s actually part of my winter collection. I placed it on the table in the breakfast nook making a table cloth! I then filled a vase with some fresh fruit, mostly oranges for the splash of color and to give it a summer like feel.
Have a revamp your home tip for us? Please share with me in the comment section below, as I still have 5 months of no spending to go! Wish me luck.