Feeling like you’re in a rut and need a change? One way to do this without even leaving home is to change your furniture around. You have to be careful when you come into one of my houses not to walk around in the dark. Because if you think you have the room layouts memorized, I guarantee you will be tripping over a stool or a couch that wasn’t there the day before. Moving furniture around when I can’t sleep is a nighttime sport for me. (Those little round furniture sliders make it a piece of cake to move even the heaviest of pieces by yourself). But I was reticent to change my furniture around at our cottage. I’d planned that space out for so long in my mind that when my interior designer swooped in with suggestions on swapping the French Country furniture upstairs with the more relaxed beach vibe furniture downstairs, I felt some kind of way. But I sucked it up and let her have at it. I now reluctantly admit: the new arrangement is growing on me.

How about you? Do you switch things up at home? When was the last time you even thought about it?

If you have insane dents in your rugs or carpets that are older than your children, time to switch things up, sweetie. Because you are literally in a rut.

It really is amazing how making some simple moves to where and how you place furniture can make your space more open, functional, and ultimately glamorous. Like, not everything has to be symmetrical. Try going asymmetrical in your living room, for example, to get a more casual feel.

Here are some before and after shots of my cottage rearrange project:

 

In the cottage, we even moved paintings and art from one wall to another, and artwork that had previously been ignored suddenly was being commented on! You can also try placing your artwork in a different configuration or change out the frames for some updated ones. If your windows are the same dimensions, consider changing curtains from one bedroom to another, which is a lot cheaper than buying new ones. Simple changes, amazing results. Need more arranging ideas?

So what’s our motto? Don’t be afraid of change. Rearrange! Let me know in the comments how it goes for you!

 

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