I recently partnered with a few ladies to showcase how we are organizing spaces around our homes. The space I chose is the master closet. It holds our belongings, it's the space where we get dressed for the day, undress for bed in the evenings, and also sometimes work in it (my husband needs a space with no windows to do some computer work at times). It's our master closet and I'm in love with it! We were fortunate to be able to work with a superb designer who created this space for us with all the shelving space we needed. Our designer made sure to utilize every corner, while still leaving enough open space to allow us enough space to add a chair or ottoman if we would like. Currently and as mentioned above, we sometimes bring in a small desk and chair for my husband to work in as he requires a dark room for some of his work. The closet also serves as my hideaway spot from the kiddos from time to time (ha!). It's multifunctional to say the least and exactly what we wanted.
With shelving comes the need to organize! Everything has it's own space. I also love symmetry and both my husband and I have our things organized in a symmetrical way. Shoes, hats, my purses each have their own sections to keep clothing items organized by type. . I also made sure to use baskets when necessary to hide items like belts. Another tip I'd like to share is to use the same hanger for all clothes, and preferably the velvet hangers. These are so useful for keeping clothes from fall off the hanger and also to streamline the look and feel of the closet. In short below is list of things to keep in mind when organizing your closet, no matter the size.
1. Look for symmetry in arrangement of clothing items.
2. Group items by category to help in keeping a streamlined look
3. Velvet hangers help to prevent clothes from slipping off and also look neat
4. Storage bins will help to hold some of the smaller items in your closet and keep them out of plain view.
There is so much opportunity when decorating an office space. There is no better time to create a working space for yourself, especially since so many of us are working remotely at the moment. Whether you have a small corner office or an entire room, an office is supposed to feel comfortable and yet be functional for your working needs. A space where you can create, execute, and think clearly. It should also feel like a space where you can take a break and relax. These were the principles I used when decorating my office space, along with the mantra, less is more. Here are a few tips that I used when decorating the office space. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items you see in the pic, please click on my liketoknow.it tab and it will direct you to the site and where you can purchase!
Find your focal point:
Key pieces and focal points are the bookshelf and the computer desk. I opted to use different types of decorative pieces on the bookshelf and grouped them in twos - either side by side or on top of one another for a layered effect. I stuck to colors within the same family, golds and neutrals as this helps to create a more streamlined look.
I decided to add a lounge chair next to the bookshelf to create that cozy and comfortable feel. The throw pillow and chunky knit throw blanket layered on the lounge chair adds to that effect. In the future, I am looking to add a small loveseat and possibly a tv which I feel will transform this office space even further. These additions will make it feel like a lounge/living room, but also serve as an office space.
Look for functional pieces:
In searching for a computer desk, I looked for something that was functional. Large enough to hold a laptop and monitor, and still has more than enough space to write, enjoy a cup of coffee, and hold a few table plants! The computer desk I found also has a foot rest underneath which makes working all the more easier.
Whether you have a small or large office space, these tips above will still hold true. Always start with your focal point and then build and decorate from there. Functional pieces go a long way, and adding comfort will help you enjoy coming into work just a little bit more.
The New Year is here! A blank slate. A time for new beginnings, new opportunities, and new ideas. I feel refreshed just thinking about it and motivated towards focusing on all the new ideas I have in mind. I spent the last week of 2021, deep cleaning the house so that I can start the new year off fresh. I organized cabinets, closets, and deep cleaned all the floors. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to deep clean, don't worry as it's never too late to start. Purging old items and organizing is also not a one and done and something that should be done every quarter. Here are a few tips to simplify what can seem like an overwhelming process:
1. Create a list of cleaning and organizing tasks you want to tackle
2. Prioritize the list to work on what's most important to you.
3. Create a schedule and dates of when you want to compete each task. This will give you something to work towards and target.
4. If you get off schedule, don't worry, reprioritize your list and move tasks around.
I have found that a prioritized list is the the best way to not overwhelm yourself and to focus on one task at a time. You will see progress as you check items off your list. I wish each and every one of you an amazing year ahead! There is lots of new stuff and brand partnerships coming which I am excited about! Thank you for following along on this ride. Cheers to 2022!
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