If the current look of your home does not appeal to you, the things that you have been holding on to could be the ones draining don your décor. Some of the things discussed in this post might sound familiar. If that is the case, getting rid of them could result in the much-needed freedom to take your home to the next level.
Things that no longer fit into your style
Maybe when you were in college, you had instances where you had a thing for shabby chic, or Asian inspired stuff, or just about anything and you ended up buying a whole bunch of things that were considered great then, but that can no longer fit the style of your home. Although you love them too much to get rid of them, it is time to make the hard decision and get rid of them. It’s normal for tastes to change and you are not the same person you were five years ago. Let your home represent who you are now and identify the old things crowding your new home a place to stay.
Items you keep to fill holes
Most homeowners tend to get more furniture than necessary. When decorating our homes, we feel the urge to fill up all the spaces. For example, if there is a blank wall in your room, you are likely to be tempted to place some piece of furniture even if you do not intend to use it. If you have an item that never feels right but you still keep it to fill up the corners, it is time to let it go. Your rooms do not need to be over-occupied to feel full.
Bulky items that have to nowhere to go
The armoire you bought at a flea market might have appealed to you, but it is now awkwardly floating around your home. Chances are you have tried to squeeze it into different corners, but it doesn’t seem to go! At times, the things we like can be out of scale for our spaces and the way we live. The only option is to let them go and move on.
Things that no longer fit into your lifestyle
Do you have a beautiful sofa that is just too uncomfortable to sit?
What about stylish dishes in your kitchen but never used? It could also be a rug that you dearly love but cannot afford to step on because it is easy to stain? It is time to rethink how the items in your home affect how it feels and look. Home is a place that makes you feel comfortable and the item you love but hardly can be a hindrance to your lifestyle.
Unfinished and failed projects
This might be the hardest, especially if you love planning project and forced to purchase things to bring them to life. Unfortunately, you do not succeed in following through on them. After some time, you will be forced to admit that you might never get the project completed. The best option might be to find these projects a new home and clear to clutter from your home.