When September rolls around, people naturally develop the urge to nest. That turns into a tendency to redecorate. Whether you’re making a few seasonal changes or full-on redecorating, a few tips and some storage can make a big difference in how you revamp your living room. It’s especially important to declutter for a small living room design.
Decluttering Before a Renovation
No matter the scope of your living room design changes, decluttering is an essential first step. The hectic pace of everyday life can cause clutter to build up despite your best intentions. Working from home only makes it worse. Once you remove unnecessary items, you might decide very few changes are needed or the fresh perspective might immediately reveal what you want to change and add.
First, gather supplies. You’ll need trash bags for garbage, and bins or boxes for sorting. If you store with Box&Co. that last step is even easier. Just call us for storage bins, we’ll drop them off and pick them up after they’re filled. Since they’re all bar-coded, you can request exactly the right bin when you need it.
Next, pick a corner and start sorting. Items should either go into the trash, a box for items to donate, a box for items that belong in other rooms, and items that should go into storage. The last category is for out-of-season items.
How to Decorate with No Money
Sometimes you want a fresh look but your budget means you can’t go on a shopping spree. Instead, repurpose items you already own to revamp your living room. Remember to check out-of-season items you might have in storage. That glittery bowl you use during the holidays? Pull it out now and put flowers, candy, etc. in it.
A few living room design ideas:
- Move in items from other parts of your home
- Rearrange existing items into new groupings and locations
- Try sorting your books by color so they create a new aesthetic
- Use a pretty bowl to catch miscellaneous items like your keys, wallet, etc.
- Turn cool looking bottles into vases
How to Redesign on a Budget
If you have a small budget to revamp your living room, that gives you more flexibility. Discount stores will be your friend for this type of redecorating project. Dollar stores often have cute knickknacks. Stores like Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods often have great discounts on decorative pillows, curtains, wall art, and more.
Paint is another option. That can mean painting the walls or decorative painting on simple items like vases, boxes, etc.
Simple storage bins can be turned into decorative elements while also helping to keep your living organized. If they’re too bland, a little paint or fabric could perk them up to match any room aesthetic from a minimalist living room to traditional.
Box&Co. Makes It Easy to Get Organized
When you’re ready to get organized and store items only used occasionally, Box&Co. can make things incredibly easy for you. All you have to do is ask for storage containers, and we’ll deliver them. Pack your items and when you’re ready, we’ll pick your things up and store them. Your boxes will have barcodes so you can keep track of your stored items online. When you need or want your things, you can order the boxes using our online system and we’ll return them to you. To learn more or to get started, contact our storage experts today.