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Many ignore the laundry room because it's not the home's most visited guest spot but a place to hide the dirty laundry. However, this small space packs a lot of purpose which is why it should be an organized and stress-free work-room to sort, wash, and fold. So why not cut the clutter and make it look fresh for your lifestyle? What do you think of these functional laundry rooms?
Highlight the focal point in the room.
Marking your personality in the home is important because it reflects your personal style. The use of color or decorative natural stone to upgrade a fireplace is the perfect way to enhance the space.
If you enjoy lounging around the house on the weekends you know how important comfort is. Consider deep seating with cushioned-backs to get those feet off the floor. Sofa-sectionals or modular options that can be tailored to your space's needs are great choices to get that relaxed and casual look. Whether it's a sitting room, den, or family room invest in quality that will last. Keep it durable with fabrics that can handle lots of wear, choose color selections that compliment multiple color schemes, and most importantly the style should be transitional and not dated to one style period. You'll be happier knowing your room remains on trend. Consider these brands when shopping for top rated sofas for excellent value:
1. Crate & Barrel Lounge Sofa Collection
The key is to never purchase a sofa that's held together solely by staples, glue, or nails. If possible ask the manufacturer for written information on frame joinery. An antique is exactly that (an antique) so don't pick style over comfort for everyday living.
Every woman can relate to the closet nightmare and every year feeling like it's time to declutter and rid your life of things you haven't used or worn in over eight months. Keeping an organized life is a great way to start the new year off right. Cultivate a system that fits your lifestyle to prioritize the different duties of your life. Because when you're talking about a schedule that includes a combination of work, relationships, kids, hobbies, creative endeavours, working out, and possibly all of the above, organization is the way to go. Download my free guide to 10 common habits for organizing your life.
For more organizing help, check out 5 Closet Cleaning Tips You Haven't Heard Before from WhoWhatWear.
Color & Texture
Don't be afraid of color! Instead pick one color and layer using different shades from the same color family. Experiment with different fabrics and finishes within the color family to add contrast. Decorate with accessories in the opposite color temperature so the room feels balanced and well composed! Be practical by choosing an easily accessorized color for permanent furniture pieces, so you can enjoy fresh, new looks season after season.
Regardless of size, a growing plant prepared and nurtured by you can bring you a sense of accomplishment. A plant requires nourishment to be healthy and it's gift back to you is purifying the air in your home. If you don't have a green thumb purchase fresh flowers and prepare an arrangement all your own to add that finishing touch to your entry or coffee table.
Memories & Collections
There is nothing better than reflecting on your favorite moments and displaying them where you spend the most time. Create a gallery wall and mix it up with family photos and framed art...voila! you've mastered a gallery collection in a snap. Don't know how to start? Check out these helpful links on lay-out options and getting started: