How many of you like to re-arrange your furniture? Do you have a familiar arrangement you go back to? Re-arranging the big stuff is fun, but sometimes just moving the smaller statement pieces can completely change the way a room feels. The upside is there are probably lots more ways to do that because of the smaller spaces needed to accomplish your vision.
I love changing my home decor. Re-arranging the items on my kitchen counter happens at least once a year if not twice. Maybe once or twice a year doesn’t sound bad to you, but this is a giant task! Remember, I started this paragraph stating that I LOVE it. Once I see an idea, and am inspired, it eats at me until I have the time to try a new “look”. I am one that has to place things and then walk away and come back and if I don’t immediately love it, I start fresh. This can last for hours, and I am just talking about the counter! Before I know it, my coveted day off is over! My tail goes between my legs, and I think about what I should have been doing all day; which is most likely, laundry!! Anyone who knows me well, knows how I HATE doing laundry.
Moving on from the kitchen, this past weekend after decorating my hutch with fall decor, I decided I wanted to flip flop my hutch and the black ladder in our living room. The hutch used to be right inside our front door. I measured that space when I planned for it, remember? Well, who says it had to stay there?! Thankfully, moving both pieces was a small enough task that Glenn quickly agreed to help me, shew… He even re-wired the outlet where the hutch now sits so the lights would work 🙂 .
Moving the ladder over to where the front door is was a good idea, because it’s a smaller piece of furniture and with it’s open shelves, the items aren’t hidden from view no matter where you are sitting in the living room or kitchen. The hutch, being a tad bigger, fits much better along the wall of it’s new home, and we are able to enjoy it more. It has glass doors and I normally keep them shut, so admiring the inside wasn’t possible unless you were right in front of it. I had so much fun decorating the hutch for fall, I love being able to see it from all angles.
To me there is nothing more satisfying than being able to create a new space or arrangement using what I already have and not spending a dime! Just flip flopping those two items in our living room created a fresh look. I am thinking I need some more white and turquoise pumpkins to decorate my black shelf!
So tell me your opinion… hutch doors open or closed? I have enough space around it now that I could leave them open, what would you do?
Also, I’m open to suggestions as to what to hang to the right of the hutch. Maybe a rustic shutter or window pane?
Author – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke