Happy 2013, everyone!! I’d like to start the year off right with a few “Design Resolutions” I think we should all commit to. Take the pledge, I know you can do it!!
1. I will NOT buy a furniture “set”.
Don’t do it. I know it’s convenient and perhaps cheaper. But it’s BORING.
2. I will NOT paint a red accent wall.
In rare instances this looks great, but most of the time an accent wall breaks up a room and makes it look choppy.
3. I will stop hanging up my pictures without a plan.
Don’t just wing it. I’ve tried that and it doesn’t work. Your pictures will be too close, or too far apart. They’ll be too high or too low. They’ll be the wrong sizes in the wrong color frames.
No. No. No!!
Ok, this is what you do:
A). Choose one of the picture grid patterns below:
B.) Stick to ONE or TWO frame finishes (ie, black & white, natural wood & white, black & silver).
C.) Cut out templates of your pictures and tape them up FIRST before committing to an arrangement.
4.) I will keep my “collections” to a minimum.
Do you have seven ceramic panda figurines? That’s cute!
Do you have seven hundred?? That’s creepy.
NO, and p.s. do we really need to see the one with the front legs??
5. I will replace my Boob Lights.
You know which ones I’m talking about….Any new home built between 1990-2000 seems to have them. Created by men. Loathed by women.
6. I will stop overcrowding my rooms with furniture.
Sometimes you need to give your space a little breathing room. Not every wall, nook, and cranny needs to be filled. You can always bring in more chairs or side tables when company comes over.
7. I will say goodbye to my fake plants.
Bring nature indoors with branches, rocks, live plants and fresh flowers. Just say no to plastic!
NO, Thank you.
8. I will remember that it’s not life and death, it’s just furniture.
Have fun, don’t take any of it too seriously, and ask for help if you need it!!
Thank you to uglyhousephoto.com for all of the hideous pictures!!