Step number One to Home Decorating Made Simple:
Leave the furniture, but everything else in the room needs to be removed. Remove all your personal items. That means everything; pictures, linens, area rugs, pillows, electronics, lamps, artwork, books, silk flower arrangements and throws. Everything must go - even your window treatments, if they are not too elaborate.
Step Number Two to Home Decorating Made Simple:
Now that there is nothing left in the the room but your basic furniture. Stand at each corner of the almost bare room and really take a look at the space. Take notice of what you see, and more importantly what you do not see. Think about trying new angles for the furniture, a diagonal placement or pulling that sofa away from the wall? Maybe you will want to get rid of a few pieces of furniture that no longer fit or simply clutter up the space.
Be open at this point to:
- Give the room a fresh coat of paint. If not the entire wall how about 1 accent wall or a new color for your window sills and base boards.
- Leave out more of the stuff you removed rather than filling up every nook and cranny again.
- Introduce a few new accents that will pull out different colors from the furniture fabrics or favorite painting.