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in mind warm dark colors advance, making the room appear smaller while light,
cool colors recede, making the room appear larger.
great way to improve and beautify your home is to give it a makeover. A
makeover is economical because it saves you from unnecessary purchases. It
helps you make the most of what you already have. Once your makeover is
complete, you’ll see what purchases are truly needed.
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for the living room usually take one day while the other rooms take half days.
Experiment with furniture placement, placing the sofa and other large
furnishings first. Anchor conversation areas with furniture then create focal
points with accessories. Move things around till you get it right. Fireplaces
are built-in focal points and are nicely balanced with an opposing sofa.
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accessories like pillows, baskets, throws, books, vases, pots, plants (faux and real), and lamps are
comparatively inexpensive next to buying new furniture and window coverings,
when put together they are not necessarily a small expense.
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For a tour my home was on recently, I
purchased ten framed prints, five large pots, two table cloths (for permanent
use, not for dining), silver picture frames, and a small area rug. This
supplemented the things I already had. The tour was a success and two years
later, I’m still delighted with the changes in my home.
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When shopping for accessories only buy the
styles that truly resonate with you. Keep in mind you need to work around your
architecture and existing furnishings, not just your personal taste.
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your personal belongings are collecting dust that never seems to be cleaned,
if your spouse or children are embarrassed to have guests over, or if “Hoarders”
has contacted you recently to guest appear in an upcoming episode (teasing)
it’s time to reduce or repurpose.
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take your unwanted stuff to the thrift store yet, however. Do your makeover
starting with the living room first, dining room second, master bedroom third,
and so on. You’ll be amazed by the things you can repurpose in other areas of
your home. Change is harder for some of us, but quality of life at home relies
on healthy, sustainable changes. A home isn’t static. It needs regular
attention to keep it functioning and attractive.
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of the things I’ve learned being an interior designer and home maker and using a professional coach is that the cleaner and tidier the home, the more motivated I feel. When
you eliminate or change things that are a nuisance to you, you get a tremendous
energy boost. This is true of many things in life such as excess weight or a
job you have outgrown. As someone smart once said, nature abhors a vacuum.
rid of the things that drain your energy to make room for better things to