Hi there! How was your New Year’s Eve? 2014 is here and it is time for a fresh start. =) Now, I do have a few resolutions of my own. Start the day with devotions (EVERYDAY) and find a midweek bible study (would also love to join a book club). Start running again. (I just signed up for a 1/2 marathon in March, so now I HAVE to run.) Eliminate
most bread and sugar products from my meals. Have more patience with my children. Whew, I am already exhausted. Lastly, make our home more functional and pretty! Which fortunately just sounds like fun to me but I am super excited to do it with YOU!! Are you ready to begin Love Your Space Challenge #1? I am!! (obviously, HA!)
Week 1 Living Spaces
Week 2 Sleeping Spaces
Week 3 Eating Spaces
Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry room, and Office
This week, Jan 1st through the 7th, we will be working on our living spaces. So after you put away all of those Christmas decorations, continue on to challenge #1….
Love Your Space Challenge #1
Move a piece of furniture!
Is there anything in your living spaces that could be more functional? Are you ready for a change? Here are some options!!
More time: For those of you that LOVE to change your decor all of the time, look around your living room, den, or family room. If your space allows it, try swapping your couch with another piece of furniture (entertainment center, bookcases, occasional chairs) in the room (or from a different room), putting it at a diagonal, or placing it on a different wall. Keep in mind the flow and walking paths.
Less Time: For those of you who are already thinking about skipping this challenge, move a small piece of furniture (a chair, side table, small bookcase) into your space. Add a reading chair in front of a bookcase. A small chest or table by the front door to create a little foyer. If your room is already busy, just remove a piece of furniture.
My outcome: Most of the time, I do my blogging on the dining room table or kitchen breakfast bar (close to the tea and coffee) on our main floor so I am constantly moving my lap top and schedules, camera, and other items around when it is time to eat. My solution? Bring a desk from downstairs to the main floor by the piano.
Now, I have a new place to blog (in my favorite blogging room) and it adds to my “music studio”.
Great lighting, beautiful view, perfect cup of tea, and I can always take a break from writing to play some Chopin!
How are you going to handle challenge 1? Please leave me a comment below and also post your before and after pics on Up to Date’s Facebook page so I can see all of your pretty spaces!!
Come back tomorrow for Challenge #2!!