i have this itty bitty room that needs to be so many different things: a library, sewing room, sitting room, gym, computer room, guest room, craft room & office, just to name a few. okay, so it isn’t exactly “itty bitty”, it’s your normal 8′ x 10’… but let me you, these days it feels itty bitty. lately, i just haven’t been loving this room. unfortunately i spend more time in it, than any other room in the house. it definitely needs some work… just a little design here, some organization there, a bit of pixie dust & we’d be all set! in my dreams, the fabulous mother daughter duo: marty & marta would show up on my door step and pull my room together in a jiffy. but alas! they are so very far away! so, it looks like i’m on my own in this design endeavor. i don’t really think i can put the furniture in any different configurations. it’s kinda of a hodge podge of stuff, that doesn’t quite fit, but it will have to do. is this too much to ask? total room makeover without even moving the furniture? i’m thinking a drastic change in what’s on the walls, could mean the world of difference. but i’m not quite sure what to do. take everything off the walls so it’s not so cluttered? maybe a really big letter bin like THIS ONE to keep my papers off the desk. a magnet board & some shelves? heavens! i’m just confusing myself even more! now i know from experience that blog-land is filled with incredibly creative & talented persons… someone must have an idea, or two for me!
Are you sure two little boys live there? It looks so neat and clean! I appreciate the compliment! Moving from a big house to an apartment has taught me a lot about using space well. Here are some ideas:Just changing my pictures around makes me see them differently and like them again. I have a big bulletin board in my office that I love. Actually I have three, one above the other, so it covers most of the space from ceiling to floor, on a small wall next to a window. I hang cool maps on it, photos, cute pictures from calendars or that I've cut from books---it's kind of a collage. And I can change the whole look whenever I want to, without any trouble. I think of it as a rotating gallery of favorites.All the things you love go together, because they express your personality. Take all the accessories (pillows, quilts, pictures, etc.) out. Look at each piece and decide if you really love it or if it's just there because you couldn't figure out where else to put it. The items you love go back in the room, but maybe in a different way. For instance, the quilt could be hung on the wall if it's always been on the couch. Or the lamp could be next to your desk. Take the other stuff to DI because some other young, creative mom will buy it and love it. I love laying in bed thinking of new ways to redecorate a room! It's the best kind of insomnia there is....have fun!