I live in an older home with limited closet space, so this room houses my second closet. It is also home to part of my library and where I store my luggage and extra blankets.
So lets lake a peak at my disastrous before space.........
This is enough to make anyone crazy!!
So where do you start?
Well I started with seperating out all of my clothes. and I made a few simple rules to keep me on task.
1.As you hang things, hang them in sections based on the type of garment and color code. This will make it easier when selecting what to wear and help you create a system for putting things away!
2. Seperate out all those pants you have been trying to squeeze into. Try them on. If you havent worn them in the last 2 years and you still can queeze in them, they gotta go!
3. Seperate out your accessoires into little bins. I used some wonven ones from the container store and slipped them neatly under the bed.
4. Stack linens on the top of the closet occording to use.
5. Designate a place for unsused hangers so you don't have to dig for them when you rehang your things later.
Next comes my library.....
We were blessed with all the awesome built-ins that came with this little old house. I also like having great books in a guest room becuase it makes it feel more homey. When you have a lot of books in a little space, you can break it up a bit with photos and nick-nacks. Its also a great place to put a framed wifi password for guests.
This is a great opportunity to change things up. Add some new art, bedding, accessories. Make the space feel new and inviting.
I took this opportinuty to hang some fun pieces I have collected from another artist. I don't ofeten purchase art from other artisits because I have so much of my own art. But I couldn't reseist these lovelies by Teil Duncan.
I live the pop of color and the loose gestural style of these pieces. I picked up some ready made mirrored frames from Hobby Lobby and stcked the pictures to make the space look larger. They create a nice little viniette with a little chair I found and restored with a little Annie Sloan ChalkPaint and new upholestry.
The bed in the guest room is the easiest place to dress up a room without much expense. I put a vairety of pillows tohether and even added a personal touch with some pillows I hand painted.
I also placed all my extra guest pillows behind the decorative ones to store them while they are not in use. It created a vary luxurious feeling. That with my lovely little iron bed from www.Horchow.com and I have a guest retreat that I want to escape to.
Follow along to see what spaces I take on this January with the Janusry declutter challenge.