Home sweet home. Or until you need a living room refresh! If you’re looking for ways to have the happiest and chicest place in town, it’s time for an update.
Whoooo! Time to shop! Kinda. But maybe not purchasing…yet. It’s time to shop around online and add ALL to your virtual carts as you plan your refresh strategy. After I found the BIG focus piece (couch), I hunted for chic accent pieces – which is time-consuming! Hidden gems are found where you might not think to look…
✔ Find your First Loves: Trust your 1st reaction when you visit sites. Bookmark your favorite shopping sites online (My hidden gems are Soft Surroundings & Rock Flower Paper for unique accent pieces/trays/classic designs)
✔ Add to Cart: Once at your fave online sites, ADD TO CART anything (& everything) you LOVE.
✔ Open Up All Carts: If shopping at a few online sites, open up ALL sites in different tabs (to your CART page.)
✔ Save Image As: Save each item in your virtual carts as images. Label them when you save, such as “living room lamp” or “side table” or “pretty flowers“…
Now that you have online “shopped ’til you dropped” – it’s time to organize all of those first loves for your space. Make decisions. See if it works. More? Less?
✔ Dream Board: Upload all of your saved images to THIS site or Polyvore to create a mood board. Might sound like an extra step you do-not-have-time-for… but trust. Try it. Unless you have a money tree in your backyard (and if you do, please invite me over), you’ll want to be smart with your budget and (big) purchases.
✔ Sharing is Caring: Share your vision/mood boards to your social media pages for opinions and ideas from friends/fam. Sometimes another eye can help refine or enhance your idea.
Speaking of being smart with your spending… you need strategies. Sales. Saving some dough. Here’s how to master your money.
✔ Social Media: Follow any store online where you have items in your virtual shopping cart. Why? Often secret sales and specials are ONLY promoted on their social media channels. Don’t miss out on this shopping secret.
✔ Google: Every store has a space for a “coupon” or “promo code“. Don’t you think there might be codes out in the universe to be used since there is a space for them? Yep. There are. Google the store’s name +promo code +2018.
✔ Chit-Chat: Some stores have online chat. Might be your lucky day to score some “free shipping” or an extra percentage off just from a lovely little chat with an online sales rep.
Don’t Miss Out: Shop Spring arrivals Soft Surroudings & Rock Flower Paper
Stay tuned! It’s just the beginning with room refresh strategies, ideas, photos & where to shop. Even before/after photos (and my kitty might be photo-bombing a few!)
What ideas with redesigning/refreshing spaces do YOU want to know?!