How To Thursday - Shop your house

When you have a Snowed in Saturday like this......


......what else is there to do but organize and move around furniture in your house? Well that is exactly what I did this past weekend, it felt SO good to organize a few rooms! It's as if I am
starting the year off with a clean slate. After the purge was complete, I focused on a little redesign of my bedroom.


*First I decided where I wanted to move my bed and other pieces I knew I would keep in there than I decided what pieces I could swap out.

*Next I walked through the house looking at every piece of furniture with an "outside eye". It's great to scout for new pieces within your own house.

*I found a small wooden (no upholstery so items can sit easily) accent chair in the Living Room which I decided to use for a side table and moved a lamp from the office to the bedroom. I stacked 3 coffee table books on the seat just to give the lamp some height.


*Colorful fabric boxes that were in the closet were pulled out and added to the bookcase for a bit of brightness! I also moved all the books stacking horizontal and vertical to create some interest.

Its amazing what a few new pieces (those that don't cost anything) can do for a new outlook in the same room. Now I love the "newness" feel and it's the room I want to spend all my time in!
Below are a few bedside table examples. The key is to think outside the box, nothing should be permanent!


luggage propped up on wooden blocks with a tray on top


do you have a small chest of drawers in an entry way or even in the BR you could multiple use as storage and a bedside table?


this small table could have been taken from a living room or even another BR it is a sweet little piece that could be used in multiple rooms!

Have you "shopped" in your own house lately? Do you love the feel of a room when you move the furniture around to create a new space?

(images from Jace Interiors, House Beautiful and Better Homes and Garden)

8 comments:

Chroma Lab said...

Moving around my furniture and other home decor stuff is probably my favorite past time. I've realized I had been doing it unconsciously as the seasons change. I try to get my friends to let me do it, too!

Vanessa said...

I love the navy and white striped bedding with the grays! So comfy and cozy, and masculine chic!

Vanessa

Beautiful Living said...

Doesn't it feel good? I find once I start packing up the Christmas decorations, I just keep on going and toss and move, toss and move. I may have to get up and do it now!

::levina:: said...

love the idea of "shopping" around your own house...gives the space a new look w/o spending as much.

TheCluelessCrafter said...

I am keen on moving pieces around, yet never realized that I was effectively "shopping my closet," repurposing the old to make new. I think I will look at what I'm doing in a different way, which ought to inspire more movement in the future;-)

Apt. #34 said...

that top pic is such a great idea

Kristin @designwhim.com said...

Oh how I should have done this when the snow was falling! I do love to shuffle things around. Great ideas!

Creategirl said...

so glad I am not the only one that loves to move furniture around. After my bedroom, I am now working on the Living room...never ending and I love it!!
Thanks for the comments ladies : )