It’s easy to feel stuck or a little too comfortable when it comes to your surroundings. You’ve probably heard me stress the importance of seasonal updates, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up as needed- no matter the season. The easiest way to update a space is by shopping your own home. This is a concept that everyone should try from time to time- especially if you need a refresh! It’s free and doesn’t even require you to leave the house. Crazy concept, right?! Click through to see how I ‘shop my house’… or use what I already own to make a space better.
Rather than spending more money and bringing more stuff into your home, this concept entails searching and scouring your own house for forgotten pieces or looking at what you already have with new eyes. I’m constantly restyling and moving things around… probably a little too much. It drives my husband nuts sometimes, but you never know how something will look until you try it. He said something after moving that really hit home for me. As we were unpacking a couple boxes of accessories, art, and decor, he opened a box, started pulling items out, and said, “This goes in the living room, this went in your office, and this goes in the guest room.” I sort of laughed because those items did indeed live in those spaces at our old house, but now they were all lumped together in one giant pile. It was a new opportunity to decide where to they go. Even since unboxing and shifting things around amongst the renovation, Emmett has quickly discovered nothing has a permanent or set place.
That brings me to shopping your house. It’s really an art of restyling and envisioning your existing decor in a different light. Click over to the Interior Collective for my six step process, along with helpful tips! Basically, shopping your home is a great way to save money and give your space an easy refresh, simply by removing items, piling them, and starting over with the styling process. Who else does this? Sometimes I just make little tweaks, while other times it’s a full blown redo!