[Guest Post] Redecorate Your Space to Better Suit Your Needs

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There are many reasons why you might want to redecorate your home. Whether you’re looking for a change or need to optimize the space in your rental property, there are many benefits of redecorating your home. 

One of the most popular reasons is that people are getting older and their homes no longer suit their needs as they once did. In this case, it’s important to know what changes need to be made. For example, if your living room is on the ground floor of your home and you’re now in a wheelchair, it might be time to update with a more accessible layout. This article that explores some ways you can make the most of your space.

Reasons for Redecorating

If you have kids, work from home, entertain often or want a more relaxing space at home, there are specific ways you can redecorate depending on those needs. 

For example, if you have kids and need more storage space for toys and games in the basement, consider building an additional staircase or railing so they can reach the storage better while still being safe.

If you work from home but don’t like having clients over because it seems unprofessional in your current setup, consider adding some plants around the house to make it seem more inviting and professional-looking.

Redecorate to Accommodate a New Hobby

If you’re interested in trying out a new hobby, there’s an abundance of home décor options that can make it a more pleasurable and enjoyable experience. You’ll want to consider the type of hobby you’re getting into. 

If you’re into baking, for example, then adding a few baking supplies or other items related to your hobby will be helpful. If you like to knit or crochet, then some yarn and needles would be ideal additions. The same goes for cooking. If you like to cook, then having some pots and pans, as well as spices on hand, will help with your kitchen craft.

Whether it’s an interest in photography or jewelry making, being able to decorate your home according to your hobbies can provide an excellent way to enjoy them even more. Consider what type of crafts or hobbies you enjoy most and how they relate to redecorating your home space so that all your interests are met through decoration.

Redecorate Your Living Space if You Work from Home

If you work from home, your home office is likely where you spend the majority of your time. If you’re looking to improve your productivity, it’s important to make sure that your home office is tuned into what helps you be most productive. 

The key to creating a productive space is to eliminate potential distractions in and around the office. These distractions come in many forms: clutter, pets, children, noise levels, and more. Making sure these distractions are eliminated will help you focus on getting things done.

Some ways you can do this include:

Taking these steps will go a long way in ensuring better time management. Your productivity will greatly improve, which will serve you well when working from home.

Guest Author: Alice Robertson

Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.

Moss Wall Art

We know adding plants to an interior space can add to visual interest and make the space livelier. In recent years, living walls have become popular. However, maintenance for live plants on vertical surfaces can be an inconvenience. I have found something that would add greenery and interest to walls and does not require light or water! Emerald Coast Plantscapes now offers custom wall art made with real moss preserved.
 

I asked my friend Kevin Urquhart, owner of Emerald Coast Plantscapes for more details about this new product:

M (Michelle): Since it is preserved, I assume it doesn’t attract bugs, right? 
K (Kevin): It will not attract bugs. Bugs are attracted to live plants for one of two reasons: 1) they eat the actual plant, or 2) Gnats gather when there is excessive moisture so they can breed and lay their larva. In the case of the preserved moss we use this is not an issue.
M: How about dust? Can it be vacuumed?
K: To dust I would recommend a light feather duster or condensed air held at a distance, like the kind used for electronics.
M: Are there any spaces you would NOT recommend? Restaurants? Hotels? Medical facilities? Classrooms? Are there loose pieces that can fall off?
K: If you were to use it in a restaurant I would recommend placing it as far as possible away from the kitchen as there is usually a lot of grease in the air that sticks to everything then dust sticks to the grease and creates a real mess. Other than that, the only thing I would keep it away from is direct sunlight as this could fade the color quickly. There are loos pieces that could fall if the moss is bumped or rubbed up against.
M: Anything you want to add?
K: Each piece is custom made; shape size etc. We have made them as small as 2’x2’ or we can cover an entire wall. The frames are made to our specifications by a local cabinet maker and we can custom color the frames. Each piece takes on a character of its own making no two pieces are exactly alike. We have just completed a project with a piece measuring 2’ X 7’ in which we placed the client’s metal logo right into the moss.
We can add many elements to the moss such as manzanita branches, driftwood, preserved leaves etc.
We love this new form of creative expression in botanical art. As popular as live vertical wall plantings have become, we have found there are many problems associate with living wall plants. Problems such as expensive installation, maintenance issues with watering and plants outgrowing their space creating high replacement costs. So with the preserved moss you still get a very unique botanical expression with more versatility and less cost and less upkeep.

“We are very excited about the uniqueness of the moss art and the high level of interest we are receiving for custom pieces. Of course, we are also very engaged in delivering the life, warmth and beauty of live plants and services to offices from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica.”

Kevin can be reached at:
kevin@ecplants.com
805-480-9141
ecplants.com
 

Office Decoration

A manager of a medical group was seeking some advice on re-decorating one dental clinic without spending a fortune. The areas she was thinking included the waiting area, hallway, and individual patient “cubicles”. 
Without seeing the actual space and the surrounding areas, I could only give some general ideas as guidelines. My suggestion was using images of the nature. And not buying from big box store to avoid getting something too common.
Framed botanical prints are versatile to fit the size of room/wall. A group of the prints work for a bigger area, and a single print is great for individual “cubicles” and have a theme.

Moonlight Fern – Set of 6 Z Gallerie

Liz Williams Interiors

Other ideas for art can be abstract, still life drawings, floral, music, dance,…  Besides framed or canvas art,  wall decals are inexpensive and give impacts.

Jane Malinina

GChome

My last idea was to group small frames with photos or postcards. This is inexpensive and can be impressive. You can be creative with the composition. IKEA has this collage frame that already did the thinking for you.

IKEA Vaxbo

I am happy to report the office manager took my advice and had a satisfactory result!