Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What is looks like when I declutter...

I was chatting with my pal Dre today and she asked me a very interesting question. "I read about you doing a big decluttering. Does this mean you are adopting a minimalist style?"

The short answer is no, I am not a minimalist by any stretch. I like a certain texture in my home. I like bright colors and unexpected surprises for the eye. I do want a less busy look to my home and I think I have toned it down a few levels. What do you think?











I am finding the changes very soothing. I took the red slipcover off of the couch and just removed anything that felt extraneous. Amy says that on a scale of one to ten, one being minimalist and ten having every space occupied I'm now an eight. I like to think of myself as more of a six and a half. Thoughts?

11 comments:

TJIC said...

We've got different aesthetics.

I'd label this "what a place looks like BEFORE decluttering".

;-)

...but, yes, if you like "lots of decorations and the color red", then it looks very nice and tidy!

Nancyblogs said...

I'm not sure what it looked like before, but it does look cozy!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Quite charming, I love your sense of style. It is hard for me to put a number to it - because I too like to have things about that make me feel cozy.

South Girl in the West said...

From one that loves junking and feels the need to display all her "treasures", you have found a perfect harmony.

Tracy said...

I'm thinking I can only WISH my home looked so good. You have an amazing ability to create spaces that look warm and embracing, yet despite all the things gathered together, I am no overwhelmed.

I'm struggling just to get my floors swept, so I doubt well-put-together rooms are in my undergraduate future. Such is the life of a working, studying wife and mother!

Cheryl said...

Gotta go with Amy on this one. You've definitely reached a solid 8. It's charming and all kinds of fun but not even close to a 6.5.

Pom Pom said...

I love your house, Sara! All the cream and red is so inviting. I'd walk into your house and say, "A good mama bear lives here."

Sullygirl said...

Gosh...my house can use a good cleaning and decluttering too...wanna come back and visit NJ for a week? I could use some advice! LOL you will always be a 10 to me baby

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, definitely a six. Your house looks beautiful! I dream of being so decluttered, but I don't think it will happen on my best day. Still, a girl can dream ...

Thanks for the inspiration, my dear!

xofrances

Gumbo Lily said...

It's very pretty and welcoming.
When I declutter, I have less dirt on the floor.

Jody

Shanna said...

Looks so cozy! Not too cluttered, still I would hate to be the one dusting! You are particular with your arranging so it looks tidy to the eye even though it's a lot of stuff.I was good at this before I got to 4 kids and now I have to go with as bare as possible.