Decorating Your Home After the Holidays

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Home Stager with Rooms With Style

You know that time of year when you just put your Christmas decorations away and you haven't brought your normal stuff back out? Your house is looking a little bare and maybe you are liking the uncluttered look. Or maybe you can't wait to get everything back out and in it's right place.

This is the perfect time to give your home a new look without spending any money!  It is amazing how the simplest changes can bring a fresh look. 

 

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First, look at how your furniture is arranged. Perhaps you had to move the furniture to make room for your Christmas tree so before you put it back to where it has always been, think about a new arrangement.            

 

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Can the sofa go in a different spot? Can the chairs be moved around? There is nothing easier for a new look than shifting your furniture.

Next, put all your accessories in one big pile on the dining room table. I mean ALL your accessories . Grab them from your living room, family room, office, dining room, bedrooms, etc. Now.....put each piece out in a DIFFERENT place than it has ever been before. Think outside the box. Mix things up. Be daring.

I love mixing up my accessories and getting a new look. When people come to my home they always comment that I have new things and I don't. It is just in a different place!  

 

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Play music, get inspired, push the right side of your brain. Even if something may not be in what you think is a perfect spot, that's okay. Just let it be different. Maybe you will want to add a couple new things to finish a look but at least it will have shown you that things can be used many ways and in many places.

Have fun....I would love to see some photos of what you created!

 

Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer
www.RoomsWithStyle.com
952-567-1124

 

 

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Amy Kramer
Reilly Realtors - Austin, TX
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Great reminder Shar Sitter this time of year to put a fresh eye on our decoarting.  I often get in a rut, but it is amazing how moving just a few items can tweak your perspective.

Jan 03, 2017 07:19 AM #1
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I love your photos and your posts...so inviting and great stuff!

Jan 03, 2017 07:34 AM #2
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Belinda Spillman
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This is the perfect opportunity to start with a fresh slate and make everything look amazing.  Great advice.

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Jan 03, 2017 08:07 AM #3
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Chris Ann Cleland
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This is a great idea.  Things do look a little sparse when we take down our holiday decor.  Perfect time to jazz things up or move them around.

Jan 03, 2017 09:50 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Those are great tips, Shar!  

I like that wall panelling in picture #2.  And, the color is very pleasant too!

Jan 03, 2017 05:33 PM #5
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
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Shar it's kind of joke with our friends as they never know how the house will look from time to time!  I like to change things up because it's fun to see new possibilities and create new 'sets'!!

Jan 04, 2017 03:52 PM #6
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I went through that recently when I moved. I took pics of the former china cabinet arrangement thinking I would fix things up the same way. When I got to my new location, I thought, "why do I have to show things the same way. That's ridiculous." So I changed it up and I'm happy.

Jan 05, 2017 12:29 PM #7
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Timely advice for the Mundt household, Shar Sitter ... as we were talking about the need to freshen things up in our home just the other day.  Appreciate the advice and inspiration ..

Gene 

Jan 07, 2017 08:11 AM #8
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