Queens Park HouseContemporary Living Room, London
Paul Chapman photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Why can’t I finish the job?The secret of successful decluttering is to go into battle with a clear plan. Without one, you won’t know where to start or how to structure the time.“People may try to do too much in one day and feel so overwhelmed they give up, which means they’re more likely to procrastinate further,” says Young. “They may not even know where to donate or recycle items so this can cause them to delay dealing with it.”9 Simple Daily Habits to Keep Your Home Clutter-free
Remember bigger is betterIf in doubt, go big. Bigger than you were expecting, bigger than you think is sensible. If you’re a little bit scared by how big it is, it’s probably right.A common mistake is to choose furniture and accessories that are too small and look lost within the space. Rugs, light fittings, mirrors and art will often look better in a larger size, particularly in smaller rooms.In this living room, a large rug pulls the furniture together, creating a more cohesive design. Taken out of context, some of the items are probably larger than you would expect for a room of this size, but once everything’s in place, it makes perfect sense.