Happy New Resolutions


Have you taken a look around your home lately? Do you feel comfortable and content in it? If not, now is the perfect time to EDIT, DECLUTTER or PUNCTUATE your space.

EDIT: make the most use out of each room. You can also repurpose rooms, nooks or spaces to make them livable or more comfortable and spacious. In my home, we’re thinking of converting our family room into the dining room. It has a fireplace and is much larger and more conducive to relaxing at a larger table while enjoying a kindling fire which is centered in the room. Add a small bench or chair to create a reading area by adding a floor lamp under a staircase that has a niche below it. Add an office area or simply place a desk in a loft space.

DECLUTTER: It’s as simple as that; get rid of stuff. Storage ottomans and benches are ideal for storing blankets, remotes, magazines and such that you don’t want in sight and the perfect way to avoid clutter. Clear a counter area in your kitchen so that you’re able to use this for displaying ice buckets, wine glasses and decorative napkins before serving guests. For every day, you’ll be pleased to have the space free of stuff. Keep your entryway simple and void of letters, papers and keys that others see right when they enter your home.

PUNCTUATE: Is a certain room or area in your home noisy? You may want to add more texture; a soft throw on a sofa, an area rug, a fabric window treatment; drapes or an upholstered cornice. There’s a plethora of amazing accent pillows available to embellish a bed or sofa. Soft textures absorb sound. Add whimsy by juxtapositioning a chandelier in a room shared with distressed woods. Another more costly option is to install cork flooring, as it is extremely acoustical and great for media and children’s rooms. Add on where necessary, and of course, after you declutter the space.

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{photo courtesy Veranda magazine; Richard Hallberg Design}


Please note: I do not have any affiliation with Veranda magazine or Interior Design Pro. I just hapen to LOVE the above photos and wanted to share my enthusiasm with you. Please share your goals and accomplishments with me, I’d love to see them
Until next post, CHEERS!
Happy goal setting for 2014 ~ Stephanie