Reduce, Recycle, Re-use

6 Jul

Reduce

Look around your house.  Do you need all that stuff?  Probably not.  At the risk of sounding too hippie, we really all do acquire too much these days, and it’s often tempting to buy something because it’s cheap and not because we LOVE it.  Imagine how charming your house would look if everything in it was something you loved.  No, maybe it wouldn’t be Architectural Digest material, but it would reflect your personality and style. Take a critical look at a room or two and see if you can skim off anything.

Recycle

Floral Sofa

There are a couple of great refurbished pieces on the site right now.  So take some inspiration from a few of these pieces below and consider having your less-than-loved items refinished.  A coat of paint? New fabric?  If that doesn’t quite do it, take a look on Red Chair Market and see if you can find something with good “bones” that could be freshened up.

Reuse

Moving things around is the cheapest way to get a boost.  If it’s in the budget, considering hiring an interior designer to come over and give you his or her unbiased eye.  If not, get some of your more stylish friends to come over, ply them with wine and let them go to town.  The important thing is to keep an open mind; let your designer or your friends go crazy.

You can always move it all back.

One Response to “Reduce, Recycle, Re-use”

  1. kirkphotographyblog July 9, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Such a good point. I’m always amazed what someone else does with item I sell them. Always makes me sorry I did.

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