Clearing out the room completely. Removing everything from pictures and trinkets, to rugs, lamps and furniture (leave large or heavy furnishings that will stay in the room).
Re-incorporating small furnishings, large accessories and lamps. Once you've established the layout for your large furnishings, it is now time to replace side tables, area rugs, lamps, etc. Position them in ways that work well with your furniture. And don't always automatically put things where they were before. Try a new home for your lamp or large accessory. Switch them up with ones from another room. Just remember to only put back what you really love. Change is good. At this point, even without your artwork, the room will look markedly different.
Re-arranging the large furnishings you want to keep in the space. Think functionality now. Arrange furniture in ways that will encourage conversation in common spaces such as family rooms, and relaxation in bedrooms (removing the home office for example). Consider the focal point of the room as well. Is it a large picture window? a beautiful fireplace? or a big screen T.V.? Remember, this is your home and it should reflect the needs of you and your family. Only put back what you truly love, and consider finally getting rid of the furnishings that you dislike or don't hold any purpose to you. Also, "shop" your home for other items that will work well in your new space. Is there an unused dresser that could make a great sideboard in a dining room? A bedroom end table that would look great with your sofa? There are no hard and fast rules. If it works in the space and you love the way it feels then forget where the furniture is "supposed" to be... if it feels right, just go with it!
Establishing what you want from your space. Is it a room for entertaining? A room for family fun and relaxation? Or a retreat that will act as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the everyday?
ReDesign finds new and appealing ways of presenting a homeowners' own furnishings and treasures, so as to create a more harmonized, functional and appealing environment for them to live in and enjoy.
It is a facet of decorating that uses only what you already own to recreate your existing spaces. By establishing functional and pleasing furniture, art and accessory arrangements, a whole new look can be achieved using only your current furnishings. While this may seem to be a too-good-to-be-true avenue for redecorating, the results can be astounding.
More than just "re-arranging the furniture" ReDesign establishes the most functional usage of individual spaces, eliminates clutter and unnecessary collections and furnishings, and creates welcoming atmospheres that inspire feelings of peace and comfort.
Carefully selecting new 'homes' for your photos, accessories and trinkets. Now that all the big decisions are made, it's time to have fun. Add throw pillows to your sofa, accessorize dressers and tables with treasured photos and mementos, and find a special home for that one-of-a-kind piece that you just can't help but love. Personalize your space with only the things you use and love. Give everything purpose.
Re-hanging artwork. Hang your artwork with care. One of the most common, and wrong-on-so-many-levels mistakes homeowners make, is placing artwork too high. Artwork is meant to complement your furnishings, not your ceiling. It should typically be hung within 6 to 12 inches of your sofa, but there really is no formula since so many variables are to be considered (size of furnishings and art, height of ceilings, and what other furnishings are present). You really have to use your judgement and ask a friend or loved one for help if you need it. One thing is for certain though: if your photos are closer to the ceiling than your furnishings, they are placed far above where they should be.
ReDesign is both money-wise and earth-friendly.
Decorating that makes use of the things you already own and love.
Smart and easy!