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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.Shop for frames in the Houzz Shop
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.