My family is trying to keep our spending to a minimum and so we have to get creative with our approach to decorating.
Here are a few things that have been helping:
1. Get inspired. I am inspired by the new home itself, but I am also inspired by my neighborhood boutiques, decor magazines, friend’s homes, etc. I have started a pinterest page to capture the styles I love and when I get lost I simply pull up these beautiful images! It makes it easier to part with the duds we have been holding onto and shoot a little higher.
2. Remind myself that less is more. My brilliant + stylish friend, Naomi, recently gave this advice: “Keep the bedroom minimal. All you need is a beautiful rug, a unique light fixture, and a few pretty details like ethnic baskets or antique mirror and you are all set!”
3. We are selling things on Craigslist and then keeping an envelope with the cash to buy a few new things, either on Craigslist or at the Alameda Antique Fair next month. This ensures we will keep spending to a minimum and find truly unique items.
4. I just scored a beautiful antique light at my favorite local boutique just by asking the owner if I could buy it from her! You never know where you will find a great item for your home and it never hurts to ask.
Please share your tips for decorating on a budget!
My family is preparing for a move next month and my stuff is seriously stressing me out.
I thought I was a minimalist but can see I have some real work ahead to own that title.
The amount of time I am dedicating every day to sorting, selling, donating, cleaning and organizing has further convinced me that living with less is the way to go.
I keep imagining all the stuff I could be doing if I wasn’t dealing in some way or another with my belongings…
Relaxing with my family, reading, getting a pedicure, taking a hike, cooking a meal. This thought inspires me to take this as an opportunity to re-evaluate my things and start fresh with my new home. Just as I do with my clients, I am taking it one space at a time, and I am starting to feel some relief. Little projects are so satisfying to accomplish and the more I do the more fired up I am to streamline even more.
With just one hour a day of focused work, you can change the way you live. How will you simplify your life and your space this Spring?