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Editing your decor by Elizabeth Andersen

I discovered this blog from Elizabeth and I wanted to share it with you. Most of us find we have too much stuff. I hope you enjoy this guest post.

One of the toughest things for us all to do, except for perhaps the true minimalist at heart, is to pare down to the bare necessities. As hard as it may be, this is essential for a well-decorated space.

“Things” tend to accumulate over time, from the latest trendy item or the impossible-to-toss family heirlooms to stacks of “important” magazines. After a while, we’re displaying it all and giving ourselves no visual peace and tranquility. Not to mention our guests.

It is a challenging exercise, but step back and look at your space. Look at the knick-knacks and the stacks.

Look at the baskets that looked cute in the catalog filled with blankets.

Do you need it all? Or need it all together?

Or maybe just ONE item from a group will serve as a good reminder of a special time, rather than five items.

  • Try taking down every piece…

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

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