Is it just us, or is just about everyone in the world caught up in this Marie Kondo frenzy? Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE her methods (and a good Netflix binge!), but sometimes, the intensity around her process makes us want to crawl under our desk and never come out!
So, we came up with some our favorite tips on how to love your space (and achieve that minimal, serene vibe we all long for) WITHOUT needing to carve out a week of your life to decide if your t-shirt from college still sparks joy :)
1. Create Space - you’ll never create the zen-like atmosphere you crave with too much bulky furniture. Start by making small, easy changes that make a big impact. Instead of getting dining chairs with backs, get stools that can neatly tuck all the way under a table and leave more room for traffic, creating more open space. We love how these stools tuck under the console on one of our favorite design projects, below.
2. Cohesiveness is KEY - We are all about pops of color, but keeping a neutral color palette throughout your space will create cohesiveness. This doesn’t mean everything has to be all white, or all matching - simply mix in different textures and tones to add depth and interest. We’re in love with this gorgeous kitchen in one of our clients’ homes that takes neutral to the next level.
3. Cut the Cords - Loose cords from lamps, televisions and other equipment hanging around creates a messy look. Invest in cord organizers to keep errant cords out of sight, or use velcro to secure them to the back or underside of your furniture.
4. Cultivate Comfort - You’re more likely to feel calm and serene in your home if it exudes a sense of comfort. Some of our favorite ways to cultivate comfort are to invest in oversized pillows, lots of green plants, and scented candles or diffusers. And of course, fresh flowers will brighten your space every time!
What are some of your favorite ways to organize your space and create a home you love? We would love to hear them!