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LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE!

Ever had that feeling that you're ready for a change in your living room or any space for that matter.  You are tired of the space and all it's old accessories and furniture. But who has the money to go out and purchase all new stuff?  Well, this is why I decided to write about how to love the decor you already have.  Because believe it or not you have some pretty nice things to start with.

LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

FIND YOUR STYLE

Before you decide to throw anything out start with a plan.  I recommend creating a board on Pinterest and start searching for living rooms or whatever the space you are re-vamping.  Just have fun and search.  Pin whatever makes you happy and don't think about what people will think.

WRITE DOWN YOUR STYLE

Make sure to write what it is you like.  Believe it or not many of my clients cannot remember what they liked about certain photos.  Now look at all the pins and ask yourself what they have in common.  Now you have your style.  Print a few photos that best reflect that look and keep them close at hand so you can always refer to them to stay on task.

ORGANIZE

Start with a warm cup of coffee or tea and sit down in the room where you want to begin redecorating and look around at that space. Ask yourself what in this room will go with your new design. Then ask yourself if there is anything in this room, full of treasures, that can be re-purposed?

LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

RE-PURPOSE

An example of re-purposing is this old book and vase.  Old books are great for elevating an accessory you need to be taller or to add color to an accessory ensemble.  And every space needs a little bit of life so clean up that old vase paint it a new fresh color and add some greenery.

LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

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WHAT TO DO NOW

After you have assessed your own hidden treasures you then can start venturing out to add more to your list.   Take your inspiration photos with you when you're shopping so you will stay focused.  Look at this small shadow box art.  I have three main colors in my new rug.  They are a light blue, cream and gray.  Knowing my color scheme I thought this shadow box might be what the table needed to give it that new look.

LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

OLD AND NEW

Someone once told me that the best accessories are a combination of old and new.  I have found that to be true.  What is a room full of shiny new things without some sentiment.  It's the plate that belonged to Grandma that makes it special.  So take a second look at that room you're tired of and see it through new eyes.  Because moving some furniture around and getting some new items will all of sudden make Grandma's plate look amazing.  And then you will love the decor you already have.

What's your favorite old accessory?

Happy Decorating!

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LOVE THE DECOR YOU ALREADY HAVE

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Sunday 30th of April 2017

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Cindy

Saturday 22nd of April 2017

My favorites are my 4th great grandmother's crockery butter churn, my mother's everyday china (the yellow & green Gingham pattern by Vernonware), and the 8 prints of Florida history that my husband gave me one Christmas many years ago. I display them all in my home--of course, not all in the same room.