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Decluttering | How to Know What to Keep

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As you begin your decluttering adventure, it’s important to set some criteria for determining what’s worth keeping and what isn’t. Here are two major questions to consider:

Do you (or someone in the household) use this item? If you’re deep inside a closet and find the ironing board you haven’t seen in seven years, get rid of it. If you have a complex, hulking food processor that you used once in college to make hummus ditch it. Only keep these types of items if you use them on a regular basis and nothing else will do.

Do you (or someone in the household) love this item? Sentimental items are tricky things. If you’re keeping the ugliest placemats you’ve ever seen in your life just because your late aunt gave them to you, don’t feel bad getting rid of them.

Someone out there will absolutely love them and give them the place of honour they deserve at the table. On the other hand, if your baby blanket is in complete tatters, but you love it with all your heart, that’s a no-brainer: You keep it.

Transform your space this month with some serious decluttering. You’ll enjoy a great feeling of accomplishment as you make a fresh, new start in an optimized, organized home, where you’ll feel better, sleep better, and find things more easily. Make your checklist today and get started on a thorough home detox for a clutter-free life.

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Ideas on How to Decorate a Dining Table

Who does not love a dining table?

It is certainly one piece that I would spend a lot of time choosing the best model for my future home.  But I also know that choosing the best dining table can be a tricky thing.

Depending on the space we have, you can invest in a dining table that will be functional and not only a piece of decoration. A table that will be compliment the style of any room in your house and draw anyone’s attention.

On the other hand,if we have a somewhat more functional and less elegant dining table, this article is the ideal one for you. 

We are going to show you the best tricks to decorate it and that it remains a totally unbeatable result.

Rectangular Table

Here is my favourite type of table. Do not ask me why, but when I think about a perfect dining table, everything that comes to my mind is an elegant and rustic wooden rectangular table that can be functional and placed as a decorative piece as well.

You can make multiple combinations that fit well your style and space. Or simply mix elements such as a vase and some books, or some candles and ornamental figures.

Symmetrical Tables

Here is for the trendy ones. The symmetric tables are perfect adding to small spaces. You can place a vase in the centre or at one end of the dining table.

You can opt for a simple or rather minimalist design, or choose one made of a material that best matches the table. The idea is always adding a wow factor to the table.

Round Tables

We usually see round tables as a less functional one because of its size and shape. You will not need to fill them to make them totally elegant and with a personal style.

You will do the opposite. In fact, the trick is not to overload them. But use ornaments in a clever way to bring a minimalistic style to this.

You just need some flowers to give it some colour. Or you can always use smaller pieces to give it an elegant touch to it.

Other Ideas

You do not need to rely on the shape of your table to choose the best decoration. Just let your imagination runs wild, giving your personal touch to it.

You can always DIY your table adding different colours, textures, and features to it.

Glassware and trays are another quite popular options that will bring some life a more decorative elements to your table.  

Plants are also a timeless decorative and creative feature. But if you have cats, like I do, it will be a bit trick to keep them far from it. Plants gives any dining table luminosity, freshness, joy, and vitality. It is like having a touch of nature in your room.

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Home Interior Trends for 2022

The home interior industry is constantly changing. It has not only renewed itself, but also found new trends and different ways to adapt itself . In addition to aesthetic beauty, styles, resources and materials, the current events and a global pandemic also interfere greatly in how those trends would emerge.

COVID 19 has had a major impact on people’s lives and it also changed our priorities and needs. So some of the trends related here will be considered for next year I hope it can bring you some inspiration in difficult times. here are some of the trends for the year 2022.

Integrated and multifunctional spaces

Studio apartments are the best investment for couples and singletons. And if living in a smaller place has become a success in the world of decoration over the years, it will be no different next year.

Some small changes as removal of walls and spaces where it is possible to transform the room in a practical and multifunctional space will be the choice of many when building or renovating. It not only will help to provide greater functionality, but will also allow residents to have a flexible environment according to their needs.

Natural Lighting

When the summer arrives in this country, we celebrate the good weather and all possibility of being outside in the warm. We also celebrate the fact we will natural light for a longer time in a day.

By spending so much time at home natural light becomes a precious asset, and this is one of the things we miss most when staying so much confined during the pandemic, right? The trend of windows, large glass doors and skylights will be present in most of home improvement plans. In addition to investing in internal lighting to help reducing the electricity costs.

Industrial Style

Let’s talk about my favourite trend? I live in Birmingham; a city who is an inspiration when it comes to industrial revolution. I love the rustic style and industrial design. style.

And I am happy to know that the industrial style become a trend for 2021 and it will be also a trend next year. Not only for it’s modern touch, also because it prioritizes the use of materials. This type of style make it possible to reuse the elements that are featured in the structure of the house such as concrete, wood, and other raw materials.

Green Elements

Plants, we need them outdoors and indoors as well. Bringing nature indoors is a perfect way to make make your rooms stand out. It makes the spaces more pleasurable.

But it doesn’t need to be only featured in natural plants. You can always use those elements in fabrics and decorative objects made with natural elements, for example.

Minimalism

Another winner. During the pandemic we probably reflect on our real needs, especially when it comes to the excesses when consuming products, clothes, and so on. In this way minimalism also turns into, more than a decorative trend, into a lifestyle where “less is more” is the first rule to follow.

Functionality, the neutral and clear colors adds luminosity and a sense of sense of peace and tranquility. Perfect to create enjoyable and comfy spaces in the house.