What makes a room lovable? Does it have to be designed by a professional with new, expensive furniture? Large and expansive?
No, and as a matter of fact, oftentimes a room where the owners spared no expense on design may not be a room people love being in–it may feel cold and uninviting, too impersonal. Lovable rooms are ones that exude warmth and coziness—they’re comfortable and inviting. You want to spend time there. They reflect the personality of the owners and feel lived-in. The furniture may be worn, but the room feels light and airy and is laid out beautifully.
You probably picked up this book because you don’t love all of your rooms—or any of them—and are looking for ways to improve them.
Well, I would say, that after working with hundreds of clients, there are a lot of reasons to hope that if you do the things in this book, there’s a good chance that you will fall in love with every room in your house.
Is this your situation now?
Do you find yourself with too much stuff? Have you found yourself cursing at items that were taking up too much space? Did you inherit a bunch of stuff from relatives that you don’t know what to do with?
If you’re stressed out by your stuff and need easy-to-follow advice about how to declutter and design your rooms, this book will help you do just that!
In this book, I share my organizing and design expertise, along with my tried-and-true systems of decluttering, organizing, and restyling on a budget.
I teach you how to streamline your home and restyle it on a budget.
You’ll be amazed at the time and money you’ll save because I show how to rethink your possessions and your rooms—editing and redesigning what you already own.
People who inherited furniture
Homeowners who want to declutter
Boomers who want to downsize
Young adults and millennials who love organizing and design
Sellers who are staging their home
People who don’t have an eye for design but want beautiful rooms
This book is all about how to declutter and restyle your home, using what you already own—even if your house is a mess and you don’t have an eye for design.
Whether you are a design enthusiast or have no natural feel for decorating, this unique book provides the tools you need to take your rooms to a whole new level!
Not only will you learn decluttering from start to finish, but you’ll also learn about what makes a room design successful.
Written and illustrated by an interior designer and professional organizer, this book will not only help you quickly and easily declutter any space but refresh and restyle your home with the decor you already own and love.
Twenty-eight colorful illustrations in different design styles make decluttering and design principles very easy to grasp and apply immediately!
Part One is about getting rid of the items you no longer need or love. It contains Sara’s decluttering and organizing process—tested in hundreds of homes—along with a much sought-after gold mine of lists, tips, and resources.
the most effective decluttering techniques
helps you to decide what to keep or toss
dealing with papers and memorabilia
selling locally and online
donating to charities
disposing of items
organizing principles that you absolutely need to know
Part Two: Design
Learn the thirteen most important design principles you need to pay attention to when redesigning a room. Illustrations of each rule to make them easy to grasp.
This section is a mini design course with lots of ideas for both free and low-cost ways to give your home a whole new look with the furniture and accessories you already own.