Does your home fit the purpose of your family? If not, you can change it into the perfect fit. Get creative and arrange your home around everyone’s special needs. What are your family’s activities? Get a handle on that and arrange your home around those needs. You might have rooms that are seldom used that can be transformed into rooms that will be used every day. You might like a hobby room for sewing, painting and other activities. Make space for what your family loves and wipe out those rooms that are sitting idle.
If you are tired of looking at the same old rooms every day, you can do something creative about it. Even with a tight budget you can put together a home to delight your eye and make you proud. Look at your furnishing and the things you like with a critical eye. Spread the things you like around the house and see what works together and what doesn’t. Not all the things you like will necessarily work together. So you may have to edit. Your favorite chairs might work better with new slip covers and maybe a new style of curtains. What about painting the room to pick up colors in your new slip covers? Keep your eyes open to see what colors and furnishing will look best.
Dining room in a home in the United States Deutsch: Esszimmer in einem Privathaus in den Vereinigten Staaten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Everything doesn’t have to match. In fact a mixture looks better and makes your house more interesting. You can recycle your pieces in different ways to make them more useful. You might use a hutch for a book case or a bookcase to hold a collection of vases, cups or anything you are collecting. Base each room with a few pieces of furniture that remains the same throughout the year. It could be sofa, table, chest or any pieces necessary to the function of the room and work around those pieces.
A neutral palette will work well with splashes of color in slip covers, curtains, and accessories to brighten up your palette. You might want to paint one wall of a room a different color. Reinvention plays a big part in making it all work together. Imagine your antique chair with a colorful cover or maybe just a splashy pillow. Don’t let the intended purpose of a room get in the way of your creativity. Transform the room it into something your family will find most useful.
You might transform a seldom used dining room into a cozy den where your family can watch TV and work on the computer. Bookcases are are a must. Where in your home would you like a wall of shelves for books with good lighting and comfortable seating for your family’s reading pleasure? Look at your home with an eye toward yours and the family’s special needs and take pleasure in your creative ability to make your home more attractive and useful. And might I add, all done on a dime.
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