STUCK IN A RUT?
Rain, rain, go away! February often brings the dull-drums along with the dreary weather. Stuck inside looking at the same furniture and accessories and home decor causes us to sometimes feel like were stuck in a design rut. When looking at your own decor day in and out, it is hard to see things with a fresh new perspective, but this is a great time to take a room setting and re arrange. Play with furniture arrangement and be creative. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box and do something totally opposite from what you have. The new arrangement doesn't have to remain forever, but it will give you a fresh and new outlook on your space. You may decide you like it even better than the way you always had it before! For example, if your sofa and loveseat are stuck against the wall, try floating them in the space, allowing for traffic flow behind and around them. Angle a tall piece of furniture across a corner wall space and then place an accessory or floral on top to add even more height and drama. Another fun arrangement to try is to put your whole main furniture grouping on an angle in your room. Or, if you have an area rug under your sofa just put the rug on an angle. Also, accessories on a mantle can be changed from a matching set to an asymmetrical composition. Change existing wall art from a painting to a mirror hanging on the wall. Exchange lamps or decorative accessories from other rooms in the house to the room you are arranging. Have fun with your new look and don't get too serious with it. The new style may just be temporary, but it may also be just what it takes to get out of being stuck in a rut, and before you know it....here comes the sun!