Items that we use to decorate and furnish our homes can hold onto odors, dust, and allergens. Did you know that there are ways of decorating your home so that you reduce those odors and dust while making your home inviting to guests? You can declutter and clean while creating a beautiful space for your family.
Check out these tips to keep a clean home in mind when decorating a space. Then, after reading, take a look at your home and try these tips so that you will have a beautifully decorated home (that is clean too)!
Think of making a photo gallery of frames that are the same color, size, and texture on a wall to make a beautiful statement. When the seasons change your pictures can too. For example, when the leaves begin to change color, it’s always nice to pull out old Halloween photos of the kids. So now is the time to replace a picture or two (or three or four) of times past rather than keeping the same old photos around to collect dust.
Artificial Plants and Flowers
"Low cost artificial plants often make a space look dated and cheap. They are also dust collectors and cleaning nightmares. My preference is to integrate live arrangements and/or plants to add energy or chi in one's space."
Keep it Simple. Two pillows per sofa is quite enough or one to a chair. Remember that the seating is really for human sitting and not pillow placing.
- Start with an entry door mat as this is a way to let your guest’s know to wipe their feet.
- Placing a mirror and a small table for keys and other small items can seem like a great idea, but keep it simple. That space could easily become overloaded with everyone’s keys, the mail, sunglasses and maybe even a random baby bottle. Try to have a table with a drawer to hide the needed objects in less obvious places. There’s no need to clutter the table with items your guests don’t need to see.
- A cute family photo or framed inspirational quote are nice ways to say “Welcome” to guests.
We hope all of these tips for how to decorate your home with cleaning in mind have inspired you to make some changes and updates to your space. Do you have any tips that weren’t listed here? Or do you have any cleaning questions that we can answer for you? We’re happy to help! Just post your question or comment in the comments section below. Thanks and happy decorating!