You've gathered supplies for the end of the world. You save every piece of scrap you can, just in case you need it for the next Pinterest craft. Your friends have labeled you as "hoarder" and think you need to start decluttering your life, and your home. A simple Internet search of "tips for reducing clutter in the home," will give you more than two million results. It seems you're not alone. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Organizers, 65 percent of respondents noted their house was at least moderately disorganized and 71 percent thought their quality of life would improve if they were better organized.
With so many tips and tricks to a clutter-free home, you can relax and breath easy after one weekend of organizing. Just remember: simplify. You don't need three semi-working blenders or 5 couches in your home. Here's what you can do:
For the Living Room
If you love knitting, don't leave everything out in the open. Contain it in a wicker basket next to the couch. Does your man love reading the newspaper? (Read More.....)
You can never have enough of great furniture if you are a homemaker but the cost is always a problem. Great furniture doesn’t grow on trees, no matter how much you wish for it. Worry not because if you know the right places to look, you can get your hands on some very good pieces with great prices. Of course, it helps if you have some overstock coupons to ease the burden on your pocket. Apart from that, you should check out the following places
1. Yard Sales and Garage Sales
Trash for one might be gold for another. Garage sales are the best place to go if you are one of those people who like to know a bit about the furniture they are going to purchase. Of course, you might not get exactly what you are looking for. But in most cases, a little reconstruction of the idea in your head and your room gives great results.
Feel free to bargain and try to get the best deal. If there are some issues with the piece, you can always get some polishing and repair work done. Remember that you are getting these are very low costs but you have to (Read More.....)
16 Drawer Vintage Dresser Transformation From Urban Farmgirl Blog
Retro pieces in modern spaces create unique interior designs, and achieving that look doesn't have to break the bank. Decorating with antiques give your interior spaces a touch of nostalgia, and vintage accessories create personality and warmth. Are you bored with your drab living room? Does the old furniture in your home need a decorative facelift? Makeover your home by integrating a few beautiful accessories or refurbishing old furniture. The affordability of decorating with thrift store treasures and rare, eclectic pieces also makes the decorative process even more exciting. With some smart shopping tips, creative risk and design inspiration, you can give any space in your home outstanding character and style.
Online Vintage Shopping
Invite timeless antique and vintage pieces into your home to create that intimate, retro feel. Goodwill, Craigslist and online (Read More.....)
Yellow Painted Console Cabinet by Juneeason on Etsy
In recent years, there has been a return to painted furniture in interior magazines and furniture stores. And there is a lovely elegance to having painted pieces in the home. It can look great, whether it’s kitchen, dining, bedroom or living room furniture.
There is plenty of painted furniture available on sale on the internet and in the high street. However, it’s also something that you can try for yourself with pieces of furniture you already have. Here’s how:
Take off any handles or knobs. If the furniture hasn’t been painted before, then check the surface for any knots. You’ll need to apply (Read More.....)
This vintage mid-century buffet featured on Kaboddle was made in Grand Rapids Michigan by Johnson Furniture. Johnson had lots of top designers back in the day like Paul Frankl, Eliel Saarinen and many others. The finish has been painted in a red lacquer and looks like it has been naturally distressed over the years. The buffet is made of flamed maple. (Read More.....)