Especially at the start of a new year, when one of my goals is to save money, I try to make updates in my home that don’t cost much, if anything. Are you doing the same thing at your place right now? One way to change up a space is to “shop your house” and move things around. Sometimes, once we put furniture, rugs, framed photos, etc. in a certain spot in our home, we think they have to live there forever. Well, part of the fun is mixing things up and just seeing how they look in different places. It might not work, but I like to try it just to see. Also, I need to see things in place to really tell how I feel about it, as opposed to some people who can visualize more in their heads.
The evolution of our sitting room is a prime example of changing things up. It’s not my dream for the space, but I’m trying to work with what I have. That big leather chair/ottoman and I go way back to my single days!
A while ago, I moved that chair/ottoman to the living room to provide more seating and to hide one of the toy boxes. So, the sitting room sat rather empty for some time.
At Christmas, we put our tree in the curve of the staircase, so we had to move the Target settee somewhere, and it temporarily went to the sitting room.