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New Year, New Spaces

2020 is fully off with a bang and what better way to embrace the start of a new decade than by updating your space! Your home is a reflection of who you are, who you have been, and who you are becoming. As the needs of you and your family change, your home is bound to change with it. Every room is a work in progress and there are bound to be many before and after moments in your space. I recently saw a designer’s portfolio where all of her pictures showed her client’s spaces “before” and “now.” She didn’t have any “afters,” and I thought it was brilliant. We are all transforming our space for who we are now, embracing the imperfections along the way. Enjoy the process of creating a new space this year and see how your new space helps aid in the creation of a new you!

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Take Inventory
    Before redecorating, see what you already have first.
  2. Get Rid of Everything You Don’t Love
    As Marie Kondo would tell you: if it doesn’t spark joy, away it goes!
  3. Get Focused
    Don’t get overwhelmed by looking at the house as a whole. Work on redesigning one space at a time.
  4. Get Inspired
    Check out local design blogs/magazines, check out a museum exhibit, or explore in nature to find inspiration. You can use resources like Pinterest to create a vision board for each room – just be careful to focus on colors and overall feel vs. getting attached to specific pieces of furniture.
  5. Work from Instinct
    Don’t get caught up in “design trends” too much. Instead work from what speaks to you.
  6. Small Changes, Not Complete Overhauls
    To make a big impact, you don’t have to completely overhaul a space. Try changing out your couch pillows for a new print or adding an accent wall to any room to spice things up.