Get a new start — it’s September
Summer flew by. The older kids are back to college, and the younger ones are about to start. It is time to get back on track and back to a routine. Even if your kids have been out of the house for years, there is that feeling that September is the beginning of a new year. At least it is for me.
By the calls I have been getting for color consultations and redesign, the nesting has begun. Fall is a great time to get your home ready for the cooler weather. There is nothing better than feeling at home in your own home.
Sometimes a room just doesn’t feel right. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but something is off. It could be a matter of balancing the room by rearranging furniture placement. Too much furniture, décor and clutter can add to a room’s unbalance and uneasiness.
Your home is your personal space. Own it, embrace it and make it comfortable. Remove unnecessary items that no longer serve you. Bring the items out that make you feel good. Place those favorite pieces front and center. Hang the artwork that is waiting to show itself off.
A few finishing touches can be purchased to refresh the space. You may even find that what you need is stored away or being used in another room. Lately, during staging consultations, I find myself sounding like a broken record, especially in the master bedroom. My staging clients who are prepping their home for sale will finally get their home looking nice and then selling it and moving. Enjoy your home while your living in it, and get it feeling right for yourself. Then you’ll be ready once it is time to sell.
This column will feature an occasional quick fix. First one up is the master bedroom.
Master bedroom quick fix
Bed-In-A-Bag: It is an instant bedroom makeover. Dress up your bed because you deserve it. If you have a fear of layering, the Bed-In-A-Bag sets are a no-brainer.
Two nightstands with two lamps make all the difference in the world in a master bedroom. This is the balancing act the master bedroom needs to look good in photos and feel good in person.
Move the bed out of the corner, if possible. Two people should easily be able to get in and out of bed. It is good Feng Shui and makes sense for form and function. If you are single and have this set-up, your message is that you want to remain single; there is no room for another person.