You’ve got a nice little update for your place.
And don’t worry … NO SEWING today.
Lately, I’ve been talking “decorating” with lots of lovely ladies … in lots of age groups. Nothing too unusual, but it interesting to hear two commonalities across the board. The first, and most discussed area was Color; how to choose it, where/when to use it. This is such a key part in décor, but clearly one that’s a huge cause of concern for many. It’s a topic that could consume thousands of posts and today we’re talking “time” so we’ll visit Color another day.
The other issue popping up often was Space. Funny, but not one gal complained about TOO MUCH SPACE. No one said “My place is just too big to do anything with!” You may agree with the real problem though, which of course, was not enough space … for furniture, for storage, to show off all our stuff.
Let’s tackle an easy tip today, on using extra spaces that people often overlook.
Now … you’ve been bad … so I’m making you sit in the Corner!
Seriously, corners are the most available, yet ignored, wasted spaces. We all have em’ but few of us use them effectively. And there is so much more we can do with corners, besides send the bad kid there! No dunce hats now!
I began with house shopping, to find a few possible things to use. Then we considered the furniture pieces presently in the room, along with others in different rooms. Let’s try three different items.
Included this next photo (below) to demonstrate what I call “The Dance Hall Effect”. When I was little, my dad had a band that played for Saturday night dances throughout the county. Many times we would either find them, or move them ourselves … chairs pushed up against the walls, way off the center floor, to open up enough space to dance. It’s a must for dance halls but a big No-No for homes.
Don’t you agree that the angle works better, at least in this instance?
This cute little barrel was in a workroom but we needed a side table here. A copper tray in the kitchen cabinets, fit perfectly on top.
In most instances, I feel a side table AND lamp, are needed for each seating area. Here the lamp was not necessary and wasn’t working with the table, so it was removed. Add a little pretty and a little texture … that’s my mantra … well at least one of them.
All told, this project really took very little time, and uses space that had been had been empty.
I’m often speaking about my collections and favorite items. Since there’s Time in the title of this post, before I go, thought I’d share with you some of the clocks hanging around our place.
Just a teaser for next time …
Well, guys and gals, as always, don’t stress too much about it, just start that project.
Gracie says Good Night.
Later – Cheryl