Hi My Friend!
Do you have a problem area in your home that maybe you just don't have a great feeling about? Does it make you a little crazy? So many folks I talk with are just stumped as to those problem areas in their home. Does this happen to you? Trust me, it even happens to me occasionally, and I have to keep it under control in my own home, as well! After all, I live in the real world, too!
I have even gotten clients who have lived in their home awhile, or just moved in, and their homes are just lovely, but once they get the furniture in the space, they just don't know how to "finish" it. This is why I love what I do!
Well, today I'm going to give a quick 5 Easy Room Styling Tips that can be helpful for you to move forward. It's up to you to use this advice (or not), but these are just some basic stepping stones to improve a space.
1. If you have too much stuff, it can overwhelm both you - and folks coming into the room. If you have "collections" of things, pare them down, store some. What happens is, when a person has so much, whether it's on the kitchen island, or on shelves, it can overwhelm the mind, plus, your eye does not have a place to rest. You can always rotate your pretties in and out :)
2. Size (and placement) matters. SO often I see artwork that is too small, hung too high, or the frame doesn't work well with the art. "The Spruce" has a littl information that can be helpful for you for pointers on this matter. Be sure to check out their site! Also, eye level is best for art (the center of art should be at eye level unless you have a gallery wall).
3. Symmetry Matters. Often, there may be a space that isn't symmetrical anyway, because a room layout may be a little odd. Creating that balance for the eye can make even one awkward area seem SO much more cohesive and warm. Sometimes, it's like a void that needs filling if there is no balance or symmetry in a room.
4. Stacking Heights and groupings. If you are putting your "pretties" on places such as the top of your bookshelf or your mantle, for example, have something taller on one side, with some other things with varying heights grouped around. Often, groups of threes work really well.
5. Good Flow. If a room does not have good flow, it can feel cold and uninviting. Having a good floor plan and layout can increase the value of your room, psychologically, because, of course, you will want to spend more time in there!
I offer services where I come in and assess what you have, see things with "fresh eyes," help you properly place certain items, advise on clutter areas, pull from art and accessories you already have, and give you a customized list of things to shop for. Sometimes, we can even accomplish certain actual tasks during the initial consult.
I hope you are doing well, shoot me an email with YOUR problem area. I love to hear from you, who knows...maybe YOUR dilemma may end up on my blog with some helpful pointers that everyone can learn from (only with your permission :).
ALSO, this month, I'm collecting birthdays (NOT YEARS) from my subscribers. I like to celebrate with ya'll by sending you birthday greetings!
Send me your birthdate via email, and I will enter you into a drawing for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card! Drawing will take place on August 31. If you are not on my email list, please let me know and I will add you! My clients love receiving FREE home decor and staging tips!
Have a great rest of your summer, and be blessed, not stressed, my friend!
Being the creative and energetic person that she is, Patricia loves her family, her clients, and finding new and creative ways to "think outside the box." You may find her spending time with family, scouring antique stores, figure skating, talking to Alhzheimer's residents, camping, and being active in her church and community.
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