Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Be creative

This is a revised post from back awhile. It has been a busy week for me (Willow House and new clients are keeping me hopping) I thought I would visit the archives to find a post filled with great information and encouragement that some of my new followers would find helpful.( and if I am honest, to save myself some time :)
Get creative in your home decorating.
Mix things up a bit. Just because you have always had that item in that room, doesn't mean it needs to stay there. Often times when I have moved a chair from the living room to the family room for instance it looks new again. Same thing goes for a picture or other wall art. I recently moved a pair of wrought iron sconces out of the family room into the living room. When my girlfriends came over (who had been here many many times) they all thought I had gotten something new. It really can make a difference and revive the way you feel about your home. Don't be afraid to get creative and just mix it up a bit. Paint that wall, recover that chair, change the furniture around. Do not let your fear limit you or your creativity.
Another great idea would be to use an ottoman for a coffee table in front of your sofa. It can soften the feel in the room just by making that one change. For great looking ottoman or other items that might work for you, check out
Ottoman and footstools are great additions to any room. They often fill a dual purpose, they are pretty as well as useful by providing extra seating or filling an empty corner. Use a screen to divide an area or hide clutter Get creative and just loose that fear!
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  1. Debbie, these are excellent suggestions! I just "refreshed" my dining room and posted it. Just moving some things around and a little glazing...and I feel like I have a whole new space! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Girl, you are busy and busy is good:) I have really been wanting to change things up around here! Hope you are having a wonderful evening! Oh and I use an ottoman in my family room as a coffee table:) HUGS!

  3. What great suggestions! Thank you for sharing. We must stay out of our ruts. Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse