First thing to consider is seating.
How many people sit in this room on a daily basis?
How many people, on average sit in this room on a monthly or regular basis?
What are the activities that happen concerning the furniture?
Considering these things, how much seating would be practical?
Considering the function of the room, is it more important for the furniture to be beautiful (party entertainment where you want people to mingle and not sit for hours on end), or to be cozy?
Proportional to your room, does the furniture need to be large, small, or average?
Considering the function of your room, the number of seating wanted, and the theme of the room you desire, what furniture best meets this criteria?
Does your current furniture come close to matching this criteria?
Next, lets look at the function of your room and how to determine what else you will need.
Now, list all the stuff you’ll need to engage in these particular activities that would be best kept in this room for those purposes.
Do I have anything I can condense to use my space more wisely?
What furniture will I need for these all to happen? Think mult-function. Think condense.
So, what did I come up with for all of these things?
In my t.v. hutch, I have all the dvds stored in 2 matching cd sleeve holders. I keep some sets, like all of the 007 movies in the cases and threw the rest away. The ones I couldn't let go of belong in the middle drawer. The little black box holds cleaning stuff for the living room--windex, dusting liquid, and cloths. In the bottom drawer, I put all of the baby stuff needed for this room.
Well, folks...that's it. That's how I decide what furniture goes into a room and what all I'll need. How I declutter is probably an enormous ongoing series that I may eventually start, but that's what I do here in this step as well. I declutter everything I can. I go as far down to bare bones as we can comfortably live with.
Thank you all for sticking with me through this series. It's almost over and then the reveal! I can't wait!!
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