How do you redecorate when you’re overcrowded with “stuff” you just can’t part with? It’s certainly not an easy task, but once you get started, you’ll be surprised how pleasant the experience can be!
I suggest you sort through your possessions, note whether an item is something of quality – or perhaps – filled with sentimental value. This “sorting” process will help you decide what items to keep and what to discard. And if you’re the least bit squeamish about handling this task on your own, why not ask an impartial friend or relative to help you? Once you’ve made the difficult decisions about what to keep and what to discard, it’s now time to figure out what to do with what’s left!
Here are a few suggestions:
· If you’re a collector, and your various collections are scattered all over the house, consider displaying similar collections in a wall unit or open shelving.
· Take those drawings the children made years ago and create a keepsake album of your favorites. Or, consider framing a few of these special, precious creations, and incorporate them into a new wall décor arrangement.
· Furniture accumulated over the years sometimes includes a mixture of styles, which tend to create a cluttered look. Try creating groupings with similar styles. Reupholster or cover upholstered chairs in the same or complementary fabrics. This will coordinate various style and sizes, and help you create some design uniformity.