5 Nov

The Luxury of Less

Hello again, KC here from Thrifty Solutions for an Urban Gal.  I have a confession.  I am a pack-rat.  Not quite a hoarder, but I often find sentimental value in the silliest things and can’t throw anything out.  Here are a few design principles that I always have to remind myself of in order to practice the luxury of less.

1.  Edit your space- Keep what you love and get rid of the rest.  It may be painful, but your home will seem less cluttered.

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2. Organization is key- Make sure all items in your home either have a purpose, or a distinct “home” within your space.

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3. Dual Purpose Furniture- If you live in a small space, it helps if that ottoman also functions as a coffee table.

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4. Space Planning- 2 tips that I swear by: (1) keep seating arrangements pulled away from the walls, (2) use furniture with exposed legs

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5.  Fake it ’till you make it- If your budget is small, buy the highest quality piece you can afford and fake the rest.  There are hundreds of DIY tutorials online about headboards, custom beds, or tables.

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6. Use color and patterns- Colors and patterns are inviting and display the personality of the owner.

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Do you have any interior design tips you swear by?  Any trends right now you can’t live without? Thanks again for having me!


{ posted: Friday, November 5, 2010 }


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