Traditional Family Room
Transitional light wood floor family room photo in Other with gray walls — Houzz
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Laura Gaskill added this to
How to Use Your ColorGather inspiration. Have some fun figuring out how to apply it in your life. Start by creating a Houzz ideabook devoted to your color and filling it with inspirational pictures. Or if you want something more hands-on, use tear sheets from magazines to create an inspiration board.
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3. Let go of decor items you don’t display. It’s OK to store decorative objects or artwork that you rotate in to your home. But if you are saving items with no display intentions, I recommend freeing yourself of them.My father was an architect, and my mother recently gave me piles of his work. Seeing his designs and blueprints reminds me of his life and legacy and of how hard he worked to achieve his goals. These items bring me joy, and I want to keep them all. But I know that if I don’t display them, they are merely piles of paper. So I plan to select my favorites, frame them for display, offer the remaining items to my sister and then discard the rest. The few items I’ve kept from my father evoke just as much joy and depth of memories as would boxes of his memorabilia, minus the clutter weight.This photo shows blueprints of the home that the owner had framed — a striking way to appreciate something that might have otherwise been folded up in a box. Alternatively, if something is valuable to you but doesn’t flow with your decor, be sure to protect it from damage by storing it correctly. Nonetheless, I don’t recommend you store a lot — only a few of your favorites.Browse frames for your favorite art4. Catalog and get rid of items that you’ve forgotten about. Do you occasionally rediscover items from your past that make you smile and reminisce? And otherwise, are these things not on your mind or in your daily life at all? If so, you may want to reconsider whether these items are worth keeping for the few minutes of joy you feel when you stumble upon them. If the item feels difficult to discard, perhaps a photo-captured memory will suffice. I’ve done this for my kids’ artwork and funny writings, and even for some of my wedding memories, and it’s been a great way to keep the memory without the clutter. One word of caution: If you think viewing the photo later might fill you with regret for discarding your item, I recommend biting the bullet now and deciding if it belongs in your life. If so, then prepare it to be displayed. If not, then recycle, sell or toss the item. Commit to your decision and don’t look back. If you’ve forgotten you’ve had it before, you likely will forget about it again once it’s gone. Also, keep in mind that unless you keep your photo files organized in digital albums or scrapbooks, they may end up getting lost or becoming digital clutter.5. Say goodbye to things that spark only memories of joy. An important question to ask yourself is whether the item you are assessing brings you joy now. Sometimes, it’s tempting to hold on to things that used to spark joy. For example, perhaps you have an outfit that you felt beautiful and confident in 20 years ago, when you wore it to epic parties. But does it really spark joy in the present moment? If it’s a memory rather than a present-day joy sparker, let it go.Similarly, I’ve noticed that many clients save beloved outfits hoping that one day they will fit in them again. But bodies change, and my approach is to simply discard ill-fitting clothes. Then, when you reach your fitness goals, treat yourself to a new outfit. In my opinion, keeping clothes and hoping that the style will re-emerge doesn’t work as well as people tend to think, because even when something comes around again, the new fashion usually has small modifications, and in comparison your old outfit may still look out-of-date. For example, wide-leg jeans were stylish 10 years ago with a low-rise waist, whereas I’m seeing current wide-leg jeans with a high waist.
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jswander01 added this to
Inspiration to use my Persian rug and upholster my chaise or little chair in a deep rich color and fabric.
Meagan Watson added this to
This is a good example of when I think colors and patterns are fighting each other too much to be attractive. I couldn’t use bright purple either way but having grey, tan, bright blue and bright purple plus all the different patterns is very unattractive to me.