It is that time of the year Spring Cleaning while you are cleaning you may want to see if your room needs an accessory clean up or refresh. Are you guilty of buying to many accessories or seem to buy things that just don’t work only to take them back.
Here are my 5 quick tips to conquer what I call accessory clutter and create a room that showcases your accessories not warehouses them.
Know What You Have
Take an inventory of what you have. By really knowing will help you start sorting through the accessories.
Avoid House Envy
Just because it looks good in someone else’s home doesn’t always mean it will look good in yours. Always plan ahead before buying something, and ask yourself whether you really need it and where it will go before buying it. It has to have a place.
Stay True to Your Style
Your love for the latest trend or style isn’t always the best decision maker. Consider what you want as an overall look. Use images from magazines or all of those pins you have for looks you like for guidance to see if it will work with your current furnishings and colors.
Place and Purge
A great system is to start with artwork first placing main pieces, then filling in what goes well with that piece in the room. I like to go in this order – walls, bookcases, mantles and tables. Place items you are not using in a separate room, so it won’t distract you from finishing the overall design.
Share Your Overabundance
Don’t hold onto items not used either donate or sell them to have a complete accessory clutter free home.
Happy Everything! Karen