It’s Spring which means it’s time to tidy up our living spaces and edit our winter hoard. I shared some tips of the trade when it comes to using what you already have and looking at your space from a different angle. I rarely share images of my own space but decided since it would prompt me to clean up a little why not. For the first time ever I shot on location in my Park Slope brownstone and I was thrilled with the results. It’s always exciting to see your very own stuff being shared and liked online. Enjoy and turn up the music and take on the clutter, here’s a hint, most of it’s trash!
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Here’s one of the quick tips: End tables often become a magnet for magazines, keys, office supplies and more. Get rid of the debris, then discourage it from accumulating again by grabbing a few favorite titles with color-matching bindings and stacking them to create a sweet, concise arrangement. Add interest by introducing an item with personal significance, like a camera (found this one at Housing Works in Brooklyn) or vase. You’ve already got the materials for this easy update, and even a small edit can have big impact. Your space will instantly look bigger and cleaner.
Do you need some extra furniture in your home? Perhaps you are just moving into your very first home. Maybe you have bought a larger place and need to furnish it? It could be that your old furniture just needs replaced. Whatever your reason may be, this article can provide some wise advise on how to purchase great furniture at the best price.
Check the bottom of any furniture you buy. Many times, furniture will appear to be in good condition and it is really not. Old furniture can sometimes be plagued by dry rot or rust.
Avoid furniture with plastic or metal legs. These pieces of furniture are usually cheaper but they can actually damage your floors. If you leave a piece of plastic or metal furniture in the same spot for too long, it will probably leave a dark spot on your floor as well as a dent.
Select neutral colors like tan, grey, black, or ecru for your living room furniture. When you select neutrals, you can change up the look of everything else, such as picking brightly colored throw pillows, paints and accessories. That lets you change things for the seasons, for a great price.
When you need a new piece of furniture, check out wholesalers and liquidation stores. While their pieces typically have slight flaws, the marks are generally not even noticeable. The amount of money you will save, however, can be substantial, so it is well worth it to give these shops a try.
If you have antique furniture, do not repair them the same way you do your other furniture. Using fasteners, adhesives, finishes, and polishes can negatively affect both the current and future values of the pieces. Some of these products can dramatically discolor or completely alter the appearance of the pieces.
Buying furniture shouldn’t be hard. In fact, you can purchase incredible-looking furniture at a very low price if you are smart about it. Use the tips that you read in this article in order to get the best possible furniture.