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Old 11-20-02, 02:15 PM
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Decorating with Accessories

Looks like I'm hanging on by a thread to having ANY connection to these forums.....all I have left is Chats, and I'm not quite sure why I even got left on there.


Wow, well I figure Twelvepole will answer here.....


I had a frustration that I needed to vent as far as decorating and cleaning goes.

I am living with my bf and a roommate in a condo. He has lived her for upwards of 11-12 years. He and I have recently been going through lots of things here. He has talked about moving, but I am wanting to redecorate, without stepping on anyone's toes. I know I am the new person in the house, but is there a way I can help in that area? He always appreciates whn I go thru a room and start throwing away things that need to be thrown..he feels theres is too much "crap" in the house...


What do you think??? I am thinking simple things like area rugs and stuff..but I HAVE taken over the kitchen and completely re-done it.....am looking for simple ideas that wont overshadow anyone's presence.....
 

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Old 11-21-02, 05:57 AM
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You will need to go slowly. Having moved into someone else's territory, one can't simply go in and take over. Gradually incorporate your decorative touches. With three people in the house, there will have to be a blending of personalities.

As you suggested, keeping it simple is best. If a room could use an area rug, a lamp, or picture to brighten it up, then this might be a good start. Large green plants can also add a nice touch to a room. Perhaps a new bedspread or pillows for the couch. A pretty wreath for the front door. A new rug and guest towels in the bath.

As you clean, you can declutter. Be careful not to discard or hide in the closet something that it dear to one of your roommates.
 
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Old 11-21-02, 02:57 PM
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Thank you!! That's pretty much what I have wanted to do.

I have been very careful, tho yesterday I tore the crud outta the kitchen, and when dbf got home he asked if I'd thrown stuff away. I said yes, and he looked at me and said, anything important? To which I said no. He said, I trust you, and I'm not even going to look!!

Yay for me, right??

I think I am doing a good job, its so HARD to sift thru 12 years of ****....
 
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Old 11-21-02, 08:30 PM
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Sorting and cleaning out

12 years! Whoa! Some folks never throw anything out. I knew someone who saved burned out light bulbs because they knew someone was going to come out with a way to restore them. Ha!

Magazines and newspapers, cottage cheese and other plastic food containers, grocery bags, those little packages of catsup and mustard, rubber bands from the newspapers, socks with holes in them and worn out underwear, clothing that is worn out, in need of repair and no longer fits, expired items in medicine cabinet, and cracked and chipped glasses and dishes seem to head the list of things that clutter homes. And, that list excludes all those things people buy for a project that they use one time and they sit in the garage, attic, or basement for 10-20 years.

Proceed slowly. You might want to catch your roommates gone to declutter. It's like waiting for your kids to be at school before you clean out the toy box.
 
 

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