The holiday season is just around the corner. I absolutely love 🌟Bright , Colorful & Sparkly Christmas Lighting🌟
There’s nothing like twinkly lights to add a little bit of warm cozy magic over the holiday. I’m not sure if you feel the same, but I love to leave the lights on to enjoy as often as possible . I’m going to keep them up all year long!
If you are thinking of redecorating your house along the lines of shabby chic or if you have a flair for anything vintage, flea markets are a great place to find great buys. Here are a couple of things you have to remember before heading out to a flea market:
Plan the time. If you want to have the pick of the litter, then I would suggest that you go there very early in the morning. But the end of the day is great too because by that time, the sellers are tired, weary, they just want to get rid of whatever’s left and go home, so this is the right time to exercise your haggling powers as the sellers might be just too tired to argue with you, hence the extra discounts! It is up to you to and what you consider is more important – getting bargain deals or getting the best stuff.
Carry small cash only. Nothing can be more annoying than when vendors have to exchange big notes – you can bring as much cash as you want but break them down into $5 and $10 bills. It makes life easier on everyone!
Bring a huge tote bag. Help save the environment by not having to use paper bags. Also you can avoid scrambling and ruining your handbag by putting your purchases in there. Just bring a big old bag and dump it all in!
Bring a camera with you. For “expensive” things such as an expensive piece of artwork or a massive piece of furniture, if you’re undecided, you can take a photo of it and visualise it later in your apartment. A photo can give you some clarity and you can always go back for it if it is a good fit.
Look behind the seams. When buying clothes, make sure to look for any tiny holes, stains, smells, and missing buttons. Here’s a pro-tip: gently tug at the seams to see if the fabric is sturdy enough and will last you more than a single wash.
Scale, which means the visual size of objects in relation to one another – is the key to a designing conundrum: that is how to design a small space. The main idea here is to avoid using large and bulky furniture, which can eat up floor space. Include a mix of small to medium-scale furniture pieces. And remember that scale, like everything else, is always relative, so what looks small on the showroom floor may actually be the right size for your small space. Pro tip: always take room measurements when buying furniture!
Here are more tips on how to maximize space:
Buy furniture that has multiple uses. An example would be a sofa bed that transforms from cosy couch during the day into a comfortable bed at night. Also invest in a bed that has a pull-out bed underneath for extra sleeping space when unexpected guests pop over. Another idea is a bed skirt. The skirt conceals the affordable, but not always pretty, trinkets and memorabilia and thus, you can use the space beneath your bed to house stuff that you wouldn’t normally want other people to see.
Some rooms can be called upon to perform multiple functions, such as the living quarters which can be used for dining and relaxing. Use rugs to delineate a great room and as a visual cue as to where one function stops and another begins. Similarly, use physical barriers, like a bookcase or folding screen to designate spaces.
Use your windows to enlarge cramped spaces. Windows can create the optical illusion of having a large space because your eye moves beyond the wall to the outdoor view and embraces it as part of your living space. Take advantage of this liberating effect by leaving windows bare, or dress windows with curtains that match the color of the walls to eliminate boundaries.