interior redesign training, home staging training, furniture arrangement training
arranging furniture, arrange furniture, interior redesign training, home staging training
interior redesign, furniture arrangement, furniture placement

Efficient Decorating Ideas

If you're like me, you've already filled up every closet, every shelf, your garage and any attic, basement or spare room with stuff you feel you ought to keep but need to put out of sight. I have two college grads that moved back home after graduation, bringing with them all their computers and music equipment and instruments and a ton of more clothes. We are stuffed. As a result, I'm always on the lookout for ways to add to my storage capacity without having to buy a larger home.

Since so many homes and computers are going wireless nowadays, we are seeing a new popularity in secretaries. I don't mean the human kind. I mean the storage kind. These units are fabulous for home stagers and redesigners who have added a home business to their lives. Now you can create an instant office in any room of your home. With many styles and colors to choose from on the marketplace, you should be able to find one to blend with your decor.

Check out your local furniture stores for some. You can also browse some of these websites:,,, as well as Pottery Barn, IKEA. Don't forget your local office supply stores.

Add a counter extension to your present kitchen or bathroom counters. The space underneath the extension can be filled with additional shelving. I know it's difficult to see here, but there are two shelf units underneath the curved extension in this kitchen.

Cubed shelf units are very popular now and are great for holding tons of books, especially tall ones. My son is a D.J. and has hundreds of vinyl records that fit perfectly into his cube shelf unit which he picked up for a little over $100 at IKEA. They are easy to put together too. And if you buy units that fill an entire wall like this, they even give the appearance of being built-in shelving.

One of the other advantages of the cubed shelf units is that you don't have to buy bookends. You can load up the shelves with nothing but books for the "library look", or you can intersperse plants and display your collectibles for a more artistic look.

Quick Links for This Issue

Garden Ideas
Decorating Walls
Ideas for the Walls
Unusual Ideas
July's Decorating Tips
Some Selected Free Tips
More Free Tips

Free Newsletter

Get free decorating tips for your home or the homes of your clients. Send a blank email to our List Manager and you'll be added automatically, but you must CONFIRM your subscription request. A request for confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide. We are a spam-free site and will never sell, trade or give away your email address to anyone for any purpose.
Decorating Newsletter - Must Confirm

Become a Home Stager or Redesigner

Get Home Staging for Profit, our basic staging tutorial (ebook or book) and learn how to start, grow and manage your own house staging business. Start immediately with no prior experience. We also teach interior redesign, the art of professionally arranging furniture and accessories for clients.

Course Checklist and Pricing

Home Staging Redesign Opportunity Video

Barbara Jennings is author of 10 decorating books: Decor Secrets Revealed, Rearrange It, Home Staging for Profit, Home Staging for Yourself, Arrange Your Stuff, Advanced Redesign, Pro Art Consulting, Wall Groupings: The Art of Arranging Art and Photos, The Art of Hanging Art, Great Parties! Great Homes!

2002-Present Copyright Decorate-Redecorate.Com | Terms of Use