Hey there! I thought I would pop in with a quick post today. Spring keeps toying with us in Nashville, I have been spring cleaning like crazy. I've tackled my closet (again) and am taking serious stock of what I am allowing to remain. It is refreshing to get rid of things that have been weighing me down or getting in my way. Clothes, shoes, bags, home decor, everything is getting a second look and then if it is not really giving me joy, it's a goner.
Now that that certain areas feel lighter, but I still am not in a position to get all new decor, I thought I would go shopping at a very underutilized place that I think a lot of people don't realize they have permission to shop... your own house.
I am constantly shopping my house. It is as simple as moving your vases around to different places, switching up candles into different rooms, rearranging pillow combinations, etc. The past two days I've been working at home more and I felt that there needed to be an "energy" shift. I started in one area of the bedroom.
We have lived here for three (four?) years and barely have anything on the walls. I've wanted to hang draperies in here since we moved in, but since the blinds do their job, there really wasn't a need to do it. So that got shoved to the bottom of the list. But after digging around in the garage one day, I found an extra curtain rod, and then I found the draperies that I used to have hanging in the living room. I decided to slap those on the wall and see what happened.
As you can see, I also added all of my hats to the wall (a project that I have been meaning to tackle for well over a year, and it took me less than five minutes to do, sheesh) and I moved my Craigslist Peacock chair to the corner. I wish I had another panel to put in the corner, but I don't, so the chair's height helps with that award space in the center where the Eames rocker was.
I know the whole hats on walls thing has been done to death, but I like it, and it was stuff I already had, and it made room in the closet. So wins all the way around.
So if you are spring cleaning, but don't have a ton of money to add more decor, take a look at some of the things you already have. Carry them around to different parts of your house and see how they work. You might even be able to create a completely new look without even changing out of your pj's (like me, right now...)