Sunday, August 31, 2008

Try Something New!

Too Invested in your Decor? Try Something New!

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Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I saw these flowers on Simply Stated
and thought they looked so pretty. I wouldn’t have thought to put them
in black and white vases and that made me ponder “thinking outside the
box” when creating new possibilities for our homes.

Sometimes in
decorating our spaces we become so emotionally invested in the comfort
of things as they’ve always been, that we don’t try anything new. That
is one reason why another pair of eyes is often helpful.

thing that I have learned as a professional home stager and redesigner
is that change is difficult for all of us. That is why when our
Interiors by Design team goes into a home to stage or redesign it, we
need the home owner to be gone for the day. It is hard for them to
envision the change while it is in process. Clients are strongly
influenced by the emotional aspects of the changes and the preconceived
notions they have carried with them for so long. It is best to go with
the “big reveal” when the project is complete.

How are you when
it comes to changing things? Are you open to the suggestions of others?
Have you been pleasantly surprised trying different options? Poke a
hole in that box you are in and peek outside. It is fun and besides,
what’s the worst thing that could happen? It is better to look for the
possible benefits. Without trying…how will you ever know?

Try These Things To Help Get The Process Going
  • Look at your room with a critical eye. What works and what doesn’t?
  • Get rid of the space fillers you don’t love.
  • Get some furniture slides and start trying different furniture arrangements.
  • Make a wish list of things you’d like to add to the room as your budget allows. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
  • Allow yourself a few days to get use to the new arrangement. Adapting to change takes time.
  • Enjoy! Make your home a place you and your family love to be.
  • If you need assistance call a qualified professional for help.

Bonnie Mattson writes about change and decor at her blog,