Now it’s time for the fun stuff, so break out your credit cards and let’s start shopping
It’s highly unlikely that you’ve gotten to this point without needing to make some purchases. So let’s start with the stuff that needs to be replaced. What’ll be most important to replenish at this point will probably be your dinnerware, bedding (for overnight guests), and decorations. You’ve have the whole rest of the year to shop for clothes, because if you’re completely honest with yourself, you know that the last 2 months of the year aren’t for you.
For dinnerware you’ll probably feel compelled to purchase a set. Don’t — not unless you’re preparing a menu to rival a 5 star NYC restaurant; otherwise you’ll probably find that you don’t end up using every plate, fork, or mug that they give you. Key essentials for your shopping list:
It’s also worth mentioning that you’ll want to have good looking serving dishes to complement your new dinnerware. Sometimes foil pans just don’t make the cut, and this should probably be one of those times.
Now everyone’s stuffed, the football game is over, and it’s time for bed. Where’s everyone sleeping and on what? Assuming you followed my 5 Steps to Creating Your Guest Bedroom, you’re probably all set. But let’s say you didn’t, here’s what you’ll need:
Last but not least, DECORATIONS! Whether you have a set of decorations specific to each holiday or you eclipse the entire season with Christmas decorations, key things to remember are:
Now we can accessorize! Incorporate some DIY accents. Use your furnishings and accent pieces to decorate your space. There’s no hard & fast rule for how it should all be done. Translate the way you accessorize your wardrobe to your home.
Remember you’re doing all of this to breathe life back into your space, not invite new clutter.
This Week's Assignment
Create a budget for what you NEED. Allocate 20% of that for what you WANT.