How does rearranging furniture relate to your mood and impact creativity? What does this mean for selling your home or a new room design in your home? Our home is a powerful place.
“Designing is an opportunity for artistry and comfort. As you re-arrange your personal space, you also hone your aesthetic and identify what you truly love, want and need.” Carrie Barron
Apartment Therapy provided this image and I laughed out loud when I saw it. Humor is good for us, right? I am sharing the benefits of moving and rearranging your furniture. Some of us do this seasonally and others maintain the same placement until we purchase new furniture. Which person are you?
So the benefits:
- If you have hardwood floors, they are impacted by the sun and you will see fading to the stain once you move your furniture and area rugs. Occasional shifts (if they make sense) will improve the appearance of your floor. I commonly encounter this as I begin projects. So investigate what’s under your rugs. In the case of carpet, moving furniture changes the traffic pattern and decreases the wear and use of the carpet.
- Here in the Pacific Northwest the fall and winter days bring less light into our rooms. And there is a tendency to hibernate. Changing the location of our furniture may add coziness and comfort for us and others. Make less light an advantage. In other words, make the seasonal light changes work for you.. add some lamps and dimmers to control light levels.
- When you move your furniture you can discover lost Lego parts and pocket change. Yes, and also check under your cushions for more of the same remnants from family and friends. Then, check out your accessories ~ faded accent pillows and throws provide an opportunity to change out accessories and refresh the appearance of your room.
- Finally, a major benefit to your mood and the room, is the removal of Clutter. I find that we all are so used to seeing something in our environment, we no longer view it as unnecessary. Getting rid of the clutter is uplifting to our mood. Hint: ask a stager what is their primary recommendation to a new listing.
Look at your room in a new, fresh way and try rearranging your furniture this weekend. It will uplift your spirits, I promise.