Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
Sit and relax this morning with a cup of coffee listening to some soothing music, to get your mindset on positive thoughts and forget all the worries of your world. I think it was my grandmother that once told me “worrying is like a rocking chair, you’re always doing something just never getting anywhere”. Don’t waste your precious energy and time on things that get you nowhere and brings no happiness to your life.
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
An organized home doesn’t have to mean white plastic boxes with generic printed labels. Nor does it mean getting rid of ALL YOUR STUFF!
But, unlike other organizing businesses that just focus on declutter. I aim to help my clients find order while interlacing some major style, at times I have had Redesign 101 lessons from my clients . . . I love that kind of connection of learning from each other.
There is a plethora of sharing at CCHC of useful tips and insider shopping resources to streamline your home-style with objects that serve function so you aren’t spending, oh let’s say, 20 minutes every effing morning looking for your keys or glasses! Instead, you’re admiring the objects you do own and using them in a purposeful way.
What I’m trying to say is make room in your life for what you love, and have space to take it in and enjoy it. I’ll give you an example, I love using trays (everywhere) trays give order, they collect small items and give them a home, a grounding place. The dish scrub, dish brush, and dish soap, along with a small vase of fresh flowers — placed on a tray, you suddenly have a small still-life. I always find a home for my trays while using them as a artistic focus of a space at times.
There are so many organizing products available everywhere. It can be confusing and overwhelming. It’s about size, proportion, color, or should I go clear and so many more choices. In addition you probably have a lot of organizing products at your home that you can reuse like baskets, bins or totes (Please none from the 1980s). I put together a slide show of attractive, functional organizing products to share from two popular and favorite companies.
Here are 5 Grace Notes to help bring clarity and lightness into your home~
Be smart about accessories. Accent pillows in a bold color or pattern, a bright-colored or white throw blanket and colorful fixtures will brighten up an otherwise dull room during the winter. For example, the palette of Mauve and Copper is a wonderful way to add lightness & brightness to your home in the winter months.
Does your area rug make the room brighter? If you have a dark rug, there’s a good chance it makes the room a little too dark in the winter. Try changing it out with a lighter area rug for the season or just remove it for a few months to let your shiny hardwoods reflect natural light.
Clutter can make a room look smaller and even darker than it should be. This winter, take just 10 minutes a day to declutter an area at a time to stay organized.
Fresh flowers add a pop of color and life to an otherwise dark and dull space. Brighten up your living room this winter with a vase of bright flowers and use a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh look to a kitchen or bathroom. Purchase bouquets of store bought flowers and let your light shine through the home!
Hang a mirror to help fill a room with natural light and make it brighter. To do this, hang a mirror opposite a window or sliding glass door so the light bounces off the mirror and floods the space.
I hope my Grace Notes brings Reorder ~ Refresh ~ Renew feelings to your home this winter season.
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