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Amazing Rearranging:  Creating Balance at Home

Home Staging and Amazing Rearranging have 2 things in common – they are both about creating balance at home. Have you ever stood in the doorway of a room and looked at its balance? Probably not. But what you don’t realize, the balance of your home has a direct correlation with the balance of your life. Balance is important to me. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Libra or I grew up as the daughter of an Interior Designer but I think they both have a lot to do with my need for balance.

There are two times of the year you should really consider making some changes around the house: spring and fall. To me it’s contagious and something I look forward to every year. Plus it’s the perfect time to check out the balance in your home.

While that sounds easy, it requires time. During the Royals celebration I did a complete mini makeover that changed my mood. And after a long exhausting but exhilarating Royals season, a little change was just what the doctor ordered.

Here are 5 excellent tips for your couch, sofa or loveseat for creating balance at home:

  • If you want to use a rug in front of your seating, make sure it’s large enough for the space. They say to allow 2 feet of the rug under the couch and at least one foot on each side. (I don’t always like placing it under the couch but that’s my personal opinion).
  • Hang your artwork 5-9 inches above the back of your couch
  • Side tables should be lower than the arm of your couch
  • Coffee tables or ottomans should be no more than 5 inches higher or lower than your couch
  • Pull your couch out 3-5 inches from the wall. Never place the couch so the back is facing the entrance to your room.

Use these tips for the placement of your couch, add some new throw pillows, invest in new lamps and give your living area a mini makeover or rearrange this fall. Do you need help with creating balance at home? Call me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here for a 1 hour Amazing Rearranging to lift your spirits, change your mood and get some balance around your house and in your life!

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