Although the end of the restrictions for COVID 19 seem to be in sight, we are still mostly in a work from home situation and probably like most people, the spaces we are living and working in are getting a bit stale. There is a flurry of updating taking place which is quite understandable. However, I am also a big fan of the re-do which really is a re-shuffle….
This is our family room as it had been for most of the pandemic. Nothing wrong with it (and yes, I did tidy up), but after 15 months, I grew really bored of my surroundings. I get pleasure from the spaces I live in, and with the extended time at home, a few of the highly used rooms just needed a refresh. Nothing needed replacing, just a change of scenery, so to speak.
You will notice that I did not make any big changes; in fact, I did not even move the furniture around (which is unusual for me), but enough to add some new energy and interest. One of the key changes was the art work, which can dramatically shift the tone of a room. Art gets stale and un-noticed hanging in the same place, year after year, so try shuffling it around to create some new vibes in your home. All the “new” elements come from different areas of the home.
So spend a little time shifting your art and even re-thinking the possibilities for alternate placement of furnishings or other objects that your cherish but which have grow stale. Do the shuffle!