Ramp up your Living Space

 

Has your main living space lost its lackluster? Are stacks of magazines and faded window treatments dominating the space? If you’re determined to bring back the Zen in your space, follow these suggestions from the interior design professionals to transform your space.  With a limited budget, a lot of elbow grease and plenty of creativity, you can make your living space a truly welcoming oasis. There’s no better time than today to get started!

Start by removing all of the furniture from the space. Any pieces that are too large to move should be draped with drop cloths or sheets. Remove or cover carpets and place drop cloth on hardwood floors. Remove all artwork and pictures from the walls and take down the window treatments. Prepare the walls for painting. When selecting a paint color, chose a light hue that compliments adjoining spaces within the sight lines.  Remind yourself that selecting a baby’s name is a large decision. Selecting a $25 gallon of paint is not a large decision. Painting a room is the single largest transformation you can make.

Select simple window treatments that complement the paint color and hang these three inches below the ceiling to lead the eye to the ceiling and make the room appear larger. Determine the focal point in the space. This could be the fireplace, a large picture window or a dominate piece of furniture. Arrange the sofa and chairs in a conversational setting around the focal point. Resist the temptation to return smaller, occasional, pieces of furniture to the space. This will create a crowded, cluttered look. Edit the accessories returned to the space. Not every surface needs to be covered in accessories. If you have collectibles, consider investing in a display case for these.

Finally, select fresh throw pillows and vases in accent colors. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and check out the great selection of home décor available at J Crew. Step back and admire the finished product. You’ll be able to enjoy and relax in this new harmonious space for years to come!
 

To the Zoo We Go!

 

Well, we have been looking forward to this day when we four can go to the Fort Worth Zoo again, for FREE!

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And, today is the day for that because of the scheduled summit at my work wherein we all employees were given choices to pick 2 tickets to either the zoo, the baseball game, or the soccer game. Well, my kids are still too little. I think to take to the Rangers game, the zoo was just the absolute perfect choice. Plus, another coworker gave her zoo tickets to me as her birthday gift to me so it made it even special as I don’t have to buy 2 extra tickets.

I am thankful to be working in a company that doesn’t only have the job that I love but also gives treats to their employees once in a blue moon! Lol.

Hopefully, it will be a million dollar treat next time! Haha!