Being at home should be a positive experience but if sheltering In place is giving you the Stay at Home Blues, here are some steps to put in motion before it’s lifted.
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a fact that attractive, well planned homes are super beneficial to our
emotional and physical health, our efficiency, and even our children’s development. I’ve been saying this forever and now we’re seeing it in action: mtudio apartment or penthouse suite…let’s see what can be done to improve
your digs so you can get more out of your time while there.
and furnishing a home is a lot of fun but trust me when I say it’s not as easy as
it looks. Just because you have terrific taste and maybe even a generous
budget, doesn’t mean you know how to pair things. Most room designs represent a ton of decisions on style, color, scale and a myriad of other details. Those details, or choices will either complement one another or compete. Here are my five steps to Revamping your spaces, while sheltering in place.
that you’ve arranged your furniture and accessories you will have a much better
take on what needs to be replaced, repurposed or refurbished. The reason this
is important is because as an amateur your eye will see something that annoys
you (say a chair) and think it needs to be replaced, when really the problem
was the table beside it. My clients often purchase the wrong things prior to
calling me. Then they’re stuck with either selling it, giving it away or living
with their mistake for ten to twenty years.
the way, I swear by this process for people who have a lot of furnishings and want
to update what they have rather than replace everything. It’s wonderful for newlywed couples combining homes, or anyone moving into a new home.
you’re ready to start your design project, after Sheltering in Place is lifted. And
this will give you a great boost of energy.
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few more tips.
small living rooms, choose sofas and chairs without skirts. The bare space
under your sofa and chairs allow light to travel beneath them and makes a room
sofas were designed for large living room. Small living rooms, not so much. But
many people insist on sectionals regardless of space size. So go for a small
sectional, around 102 inches, without skirts.
large spaces, contrasting colors and finishes make a room feeling
cozier/smaller whereas with smaller rooms, choosing pale colors with similar
value (lightness to darkness) will visually enlarge a space.
sofa measurements. Loveseat= 70+ inches wide; medium= 80+ inches wide; large =
90+ inches wide; 110 inches+ wide is typically a sectional.
pillow sizes. Small= 18 inches; medium = 20 inches; large = 22 inches.
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