Starting your downsizing journey without direction is like going on a road trip in a foreign country without a map. If you don’t want to repeat the mistakes other people have made, do your research, listen to the successful stories of empty nesters, read inspiring case studies, and get advice from experts.
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Visiting the studio of Australian artist Janet Laurence, I found myself in a cabinet of curiosities.
Mood boards are fantastic tools to rediscover your creativity and to visualise your abstract ideas. They will help you gain clarity about your project and communicate your ideas to others – your family, friends, or an interior designer. There is no necessity for any design knowledge to create a mood board. All you need it an open mind and the courage to embrace this creative process.
If you have never felt happy in a clean, cool, minimalist interior, you might want to try the Boho decorating style. The good news: you don’t have to break the bank to redecorate your home. Browse second-hand stores, charity shops, and markets to discover fabulous finds. And, as always, follow your gut instinct and go with what you love! Ready? Here’s how to get the look of contrived dishevelment in five easy steps.
In Part Two of this five-part series Downsizing 101, I will share my tips for finding your unique decorating style. In Part One, I looked closer at living with less and why de-cluttering by categories comes naturally to us.