I've been getting a lot of questions about exactly what interior styling is and the kinds of projects I'm working on these days. So, to help explain and highlight some of the stuff I'm working on, I'm starting a new blog series! A Terrible Space to Waste: repurposed, renewed, refreshed.
Over the next several weeks I'll be posting examples of when it might make sense to reach out for some interior styling help. I'll also be sharing various ideas and tips in between big posts, to get the wheels turning.
Making your house a home you can be proud of, whether you rent or own, doesn't have to take months of construction. I was just talking with my sister yesterday, and she was amazed at the difference just an hour of moving things around can make. When I was visiting a couple weeks ago, I did what I always do...I sort of can't help myself...I made a couple suggestions for better use of space.
My sister and her husband have a century old home, with all the quirks and interesting layout spaces you would expect from a structure that age. It's a great house, but it takes some creative furniture placement to make the best of it's rooms. They are small when it would make sense for them to be big, and vice versa.
While I was there, we rearranged the living room, creating a separate office area for my brother-in-law and opening up some space for storage of my nephew's toys, which is where the fun storage bins I found when I got home will fit in. This small move also made the seating area much more cozy and conversational. It only took a few minutes, but it gave that room a fresh, inviting feeling that it was sorely missing!
After that little change, the excitement for what their home could be sparked again. We talked color schemes and ideas for a couple other rooms they are struggling with. I wasn't able to stay long enough to help them realize all the things we talked about, but it's nothing they can't handle on their own.
Sometimes all you need is a little push of creativity, an idea that reopens that vision of making your space work for you. A little reassurance that you aren't stuck living in rooms you don't like looking at. I believe everyone should love the space they live in, even if it's temporary. It doesn't take much to put your personal touch on a room, and most of those touches are things you can carry with you to the next space, cultivating a style that is uniquely yours no matter what space you call home.
If you have questions, suggestions for posts, or areas where you struggle for inspiration, comment below, or send me a message! I would love to hear what frustrates you and how I can help. And don't forget to sign up, in the Follow DesigNich form on the right, to receive updates about new posts!
Here's to an amazing week! Enjoy the fading weeks of summer. Soon we'll be talking back to school and fall decorations. Yikes!