You all probably think I'm a bit crazy for how many times I rearrange our home, but this time I swear was all Brian. Even though it's mainly me itching to switch things up, I like to switch out the wall art & accessories while Brian is the one who likes to move furniture around. So we moved the sofa and the t.v. to really the only other possible spot configuration, with the t.v. now wall mounted and the sofa pushed against the gallery wall. The sofa was floating in the middle of the living room, which I loved, but he wanted the space more open. So we figured we would try it out and if for some reason we hated it, furniture can always be moved back. Although its taken a little while to get used to, I really do love the new layout! Changing a few furniture pieces also made us switch out our rugs and then a domino effect of switching decor around to keep with the colors of the rugs. As a designer I am so glad I have someone who pushes me to switch things up, as him wanting to move the sofa created a whole new design challenge for me! Moving pieces around is a great way to switch up the look of your space without spending anything (or much). I want to encourage you to switch some furniture placements around in your home and see what new design challenges it brings!
The refresh started with wanting to move the sofa, then of course we need to move the t.v. to be directly across from it.(Netflix lovers understand why this is a priority) Now the rug under the sofa looks too small, so we switched our living room & bedroom rugs around. The colors in the rugs are different so now the sofa and coffee table get new styling. The large mantle used to hold the t.v. so now it gets a refresh with lots of books. The woven bench moved to help fill up the bedroom and a chair/guitar set up has taken it's place in the living room. The bedding is more simple & neutral now to coordinate with the colors of the small rug. Orange accessories have moved from the living room to the bedroom, and pink accessories have moved from the bedroom to the living room to coordinate with the rug changes. (getting the domino effect...?) The kitchen got a new hanging plant (because the macrame holder was too good a deal at Target to pass up) and it really adds a lot of interest, then I decided to switch up the decor on our kitchen shelf with more of a boho style. I was nervous to move the sofa & the rugs at first, but now I am so happy we did it! It took me almost two weeks to finish restyling everything. Trying things outside of your comfort zone can lead to beautiful results, never be afraid of the process because no matter how long it takes, or if you end up switching it all back, you will always learn a lot about design & about your space by experimenting.