Whenever you come home from a long day at work, how do you feel about what you see once you step into your own space? Do you feel warm and really “home” or does the cluttered living room keep you from feeling it?
Make your abode feel like what it should be: a calming space that is free from the stresses outside and exactly the place where you look forward to destressing and recharging at after a long day at work.
To create your humble and relaxing space, start with eliminating a few things that shout “clutter”. You can start with your living room. To help you with that, here are five things you ought to get rid of right now:
Coffee table mess
From remote controls to magazines, keys, wire cables, and pens, the coffee table is prone to catching any and all things it can. That’s one of the great things about having a coffee table. However, do also remember that a coffee table is a centerpiece that makes the living room look more put together. If it’s full of clutter, then that naturally sets a mood that is far from inviting.
A coffee table does not serve merely as a flat surface that collects mess. Clear the table of clutter. If you need to place a few things on it, remember to put it back where it should be. Make it a habit to clear the surface as often as you can.
Get rid of a few throw pillows
Yes, those throw pillows on your couch sure make the space look cozier. But if you only add these on along with other decors to make the living room a cozy space, reconsider putting away a few throw pillows and the likes to actually make it a warm space. Often times, too many throws can be overwhelming and can defeat its purpose.
Dump those magazines
Your living room is a place for you to relax and spend most hours to watch or eat your take out in, not a salon or a clinic where stacks of magazines are present for your reading pleasure; to pass time with.
Stacks of a magazine, notebooks, planners, and the likes do not give the sense of a well-organized space. Yes, you can position it in a decorative way so as to appear as a decoration, however, as time passes chances are it could end up as a clutter especially if you don’t even pick them up. If you need them, use them. If not, it’s high time that you get rid of them.
Busy and tangled wires
This is one of those annoying things that no matter how many times you keep them in place, it just gets out of hand eventually. Because of this, you could have given up on tidying them up completely. We’re here to remind you to check the wires and take care of it once again and keep it tidy, this time, regularly. There are cord organizers you can buy to keep them in place and tools to tuck them in and hide from plain sight.
We’re all guilty of this: accumulating a wide range of knickknacks and whatnot through the years that we can’t let go of easily. Often times, we place some figurines or vase on display even if it’s a tad out of place. You have to make use of it, don’t you? It’s time that you finally get rid of these unnecessary things.
About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.August 28, 2018