I would love to take this opportunity to address a design issue, actually a tragedy that I run into a lot.
This would be the issue of overcrowding and cluttering up a space. Listen to me...every space just like every person needs room to breathe. Nothing good can happen when things get crowded. Spaces like us are living breathing things that need to be cared for and aired out at times.
I have seen so many spaces that are filled in at every corner, paintings plastered over every single wall and accessories piled and piled on top of counters and various surfaces. This is not the way to live people. I understand that feeling when you move into a new place, that itch to decorate and just get stuff in there. However most times I find people take that a little too far filling up every nook and cranny. Trust me when I say it is time to take on a new design mantra.
Less is more. Take it in and believe it. Let it run through you deeply and thoroughly. wether it apply to the decor in your home or the outfits you wear. It is truly something to live by, something I live by.
So if you are feeling frustrated by your space and you just don't know what to do to improve it, do this. Declutter and you will see an instant change for the better. You can even start with your kitchen. How many of us have a million things on our counters that really when you think about it don't need to be there...get Rid of it! Or simply put it in a cabinet or drawer. You will breathe easier and feel so much better when your eye doesn't constantly need to take in so much everywhere you turn. You may not even fully realize that this is what you and your home needed all along. It is even beneficial for young children growing up in the house. Clutter and mess in my opinion just makes progress and growth in life that much harder. If your kids see there's order, a place for everything and basic cleanliness they will really appreciate it. Being able to throw things away is a whole other issue that I won't get into now, it comes with a lot of emotions for many people, that I know. So for now, at this point all I'm saying is to at least move the excess out of your daily line of sight. Worry about what to do with it at another point down the road. Baby steps. It's the best way to healthily propel yourself forward.
Make it your mission of the week: do whatever it is you need to do to let your space breathe. Your going to love it.
Some amazing clean, modern eclectic spaces that take my breathe away. Enjoy.