Simply rearranging furniture can have great effect!
Ten years ago I assumed that having a beautifully decorated or staged home required the assistance of a professional decorator or, at the very least, making a trip to a furniture store and purchasing the nicest pieces my budget would allow. Not so any more.
Thanks to HGTV and Cable TV, anyone with a paint brush and an imagination can turn a ‘blahh' room into an "ahhh" room. Oh, sure, it's still fun to buy exotic or expensive furniture. But nowadays we realize that it's not necessary to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful and comfortable room.
I have very little time these days to watch HGTV but there's one show I always TIVO: "Decorating Cents" with Joan Steffend. The last half of each episode has a segment in which home re-stagers create beautiful living spaces by simply re-arranging furniture and utilizing art and decor items found elsewhere in the home. The results are at times truly astonishing - especially considering what they had to work with. It never fails to inspire me.
Understandably not everyone has an interest in home decorating. But most people do have an interest in having their home look and feel great. Given the popularity of HGTV these days, it's very likely you know, or live next to, an HGTV home ‘re-do' expert. And chances are, if you asked, they would love to have another ‘canvas' to play with.
You'll know if you do. You'll walk into their living room and say "ahhhh" .
(This post originally appeared at: www.PostcardsFromTheLake.com)