7 Organizing Mistakes

Many New Years Resolutions involve getting more organized. Here are a few things not to do as you start your organization process

  1. Setting Unrealistic Expectations- Who doesn’t love a hand towel that say “Sorry about the mess we live here.” This is important to remember when starting to organize. Magazine homes and show houses are usually empty homes that no one lives in, so although they are great inspirations they are not realistic if you plan to live in your  home.
  2. Holding On to Unused Items- Before organizing an area take everything out and ask if it is something you really need before you put it back away. For clothes ask if you have worn it in the last year or if it fits.
  3. Utilizing One Type of Storage- Putting everything behind closed doors might look better, but causes you to hoard unneeded/forgotten items. Use a mix of both open and closed storage throughout your home.
  4. Putting Papers in a Pile- Stacking up papers is a temporary solution, but causes you to miss payment and lose things. Try creating a command center and categorize what you need. Shred anything with your personal data on it that you don’t need.
  5. Designate Decluttering to a Single Day- Decluttering is less daunting and easier if done regularly throughout the year vs once a year.
  6. Neglecting to Measure- Organization will require lots of storage units and containers. Be sure and measure before going out to purchase. Also think about the size of the items you need to store. Make sure anything that hangs on the door you can still get to the handle.
  7. Storing Donations Out of Sight- If you have a hidden donation pile somewhere in your home over time it might collect and overflow. Be sure to put it in sight, so you will remember to drop it off when it is full.
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Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

Pantone’s 2022 color of the year is an influential color echoing across the fashion, beauty, technology, and interior design industries. This years color is periwinkle. Showcasing a vibrant blend of blue and red, the purple color is meant to inspire joy, creativity, and imagination, making it an ideal hue to refresh your home for the new year.

Here are 7 ways to use this 2022 Top Pick Color

  1. Paint with Periwinkle
  2. Bring in Statement pieces in Periwinkle
  3. Go light and subtle on the walls.
  4. With a feeling of comfort and familiarity use on Bedding
  5. Sprinkle in purple accessories without having to commit
  6. Pair with nature-inspired hues
  7. Try outdoors to make your house stand out on the street
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10 Tips to Relax Over the Holidays

  1. Que the Music
  2. Go On a Christmas Movie Binge
  3. Get in the Kitchen
  4. Find a Children’s Christmas Play
  5. Be a Volunteer Reader at Local Library to Kids
  6. Lend a Helping Hand
  7. Sing Christmas Carols at a Nursing Home or Hospital
  8. Old Fashion sleigh ride or horse and carriage ride
  9. Cut back on work
  10. Enjoy- Do what it takes to get in the spirit and enjoy the time with friends and family.
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Why Hire a Decorator

The average women has probably bought lots of pairs of shoes in her life, but how many sofas…maybe two? The shoes can go in the trash and move on, but a sofa is something you will live with for years. It just makes sense to get professional advice before making that purchase and many other home interior purchases. It very well could save you money in the long run or make sure you love the kitchen remodel you spent thousands of dollars on. [Read more…]

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Lynne Greene Interior’s Family to Yours

 

Special thank you to all our loyal customers and friends! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. 

 

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Energy Efficient Window Blinds from Hunter Douglas

 

 

As the weather gets colder here in Massachusetts, heating bills go up. With most families remote learning and working from home, evaluating your home’s energy consumption is more important than ever. As you look for ways to reduce your heating expenses, don’t forget about your window treatments. Windows and doors are the most common sources of heat escape. By upgrading to energy efficient window blinds from Hunter Douglas, you can improve functionality and save money. Here are a few products to consider. [Read more…]

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Update your Family Room Space with these 7 Stylish Tips

Alustra® Duette® Honeycomb Shades

  1. Pull in Natural Light– Try a round mirror to pull in natural light. Make it at least 2 feet and now its a statement piece

  2. A Touch of Sparkle– Warm up your space with blush-toned copper accents. Copper can look both classic and modern. Use it on curtain rods, furniture hardware or decor.

  3. Embrace Calm Color– Easily add happy shades of blue with paint or removeable wallpaper.

  4. Play with Pattern– Update your snuggle spot with new patterned pillows. Different shapes and sizes, textures and designs to change the look.

  5. Bring in Plants– With snow falling it is nice to have a burst of freshness and O2 in the house with a house plant.

  6. Add Favorite Art– Use floating frames to let artwork or photos steal the show.

  7. Update Old Furniture– Update your furniture with a coat of paint and new hardware to make it look new and modern.

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8 tips For Holiday Shopping 2021

1. Shop early -It’s especially imperative this year that you understand the importance of purchasing sooner than later, if you actually want your gifts to arrive on time.

2. Consider Gift Cards or Vouchers– A restaurant may offer a Bonus Card for $10 if you buy a $50 gift card. The Bonus Card will usually have a specific redemption window, but they are a nice extra if you are already buying gift cards to give as gifts.

3. Take advantage of holiday price matching- Multiple stores will price match during the holidays and the new Holiday Price Match Guarantee at Target is especially competitive.

4. Sign up for discounts- Many retailers will offer a discounts up to 35% off when you sign up for e-mail newsletters, mobile apps and reward programs. You may want to get a free e-mail address just for these deals if you don’t want them flooding your inbox. Sites like Retailmenot.com offer coupon codes for many retailers.

5. Score free shipping- One of the best ways to save when ordering online is to make sure you do not pay for shipping. Many websites offer free shipping if you spend a minimum amount

6. Use online price comparison sites- Price comparison sites like Honey and Google Shopping allow you to see the price of an item at various stores so you can find the best price at any given time.

7. Use your rewards card- If you are paying with a credit card, use the card that offers you rewards that you can later redeem for travel, gift cards and more.

8. Be flexible-The less flexible you are regarding specific brands and popular products, the more you may have to pay, if you can find the items at all.

 

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5 Major Holiday Trends of 2021

Thoughtful Gift-Giving- Supply chain issues and tight budgets mean making the most of your spending by buying with a focus on meaningful, useful giving.

Dramatic Décor- 2020 holidays were low key to none existent. As a result, people are going bigger, bolder, and more dramatic with holiday trends: show-stopping tablescapes, nontraditional color palettes, maximalist holiday décor, checkered prints, and dried flower arrangements.

Embracing the Outdoors- Simplify your holiday aesthetic with a versatile collection of seasonal accessories based on natural elements. Chunky throws, woven baskets, wool and felt décor, and accents like black (yes, black!) and brass. Activate all the senses and include smell with fresh greens and pine cones.

Getting Together- After so many families missed the opportunity to celebrate together in 2020, it’s never been more obvious that the gifts, décor, and aesthetics of the holidays are just extras. Hold an open house, dressy cocktail party or cookie decorating and invite your friends and family.

A Rise In Holiday Travel- As vaccination rates continue to grow worldwide some people are using this as a chance to have family reunions together for the holidays. The pandemic has undoubtedly affected the mental health and well being of us all, and the act of planning vacation ahs been proven to boost mental health.

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11 Fall Decor Essentials for a Cozy Seasonal Space

Fall in love with your home and cozy it up with these fun fall essentials.

  • Pumpkin Chai Candle
  • Corduroy Throw Pillow Covers
  • Plaid Welcome Mat
  • Fall Dish Towel
  • Pumpkin Spice Mug
  • Mustard Yellow Throw Blanket
  • Felt Ball Garland
  • Fringe Placemat
  • Orange Blossom Room Spray
  • Farmhouse Wood Signs
  • Pumpkin Bowl
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