How to declutter your home
As tempting as it may be to cover it with books and magazines, flowers, candles or other decorative props, keep your coffee table 75% clear. Coffee tables with drawers or shelves below the surface are a great way to pack in a lot with minimal fuss.
It’s not just about where you put your furniture but also what type of pieces you choose. Include at least one round piece or fill the space with versatile pieces such as an ottoman with storage or a drop-leaf or extending dining table.
Corral smaller items—vases, candles, and decorative accents—on a tray that can be relocated easily and quickly when guests are around. It allows you to sweep away any excess clutter before company arrives.
Don’t go overboard with throw pillows. Stick to two or three colours and patterns that are complementary to each other. Always have at least one pillow for a sofa with up to five pillows - two solid, three patterned - for a large sofa.
Take the 30 day challenge. Pick a possession you own. Have you used the item in 30 days? If you haven’t, will you use it in the next 30 days? If not, then out it goes. The actual number of days can be any number you pick so adjust it to whatever fits your lifestyle.