I ditched my coffee table.
We all need coffee tables, right? I mean, what about when company comes? You need a place to set your coffee. Or so I thought.
I guess it all depends on how you use your living room. My son and I sit on two side chairs. And we love to slide those chairs wherever they best serve us at the given moment. In order to do that more effortlessly, wheels on the trunk ottoman and toolbox side table made ALL the difference.
But removing the coffee table was the key.
And it was the single most best decision ever made in this room. We now have floor space! And if a side table is needed near the sofa, I’ll bring up a bench or something. But only when needed.
We now have a fully productive AND roomy room to use it the best way possible. Our way.
In order to reclaim a space, I’m a big believer in completely emptying a room except for your main components, then slowly bringing back only the things you love and need.
Even so, removing the one white elephant in the room can dramatically change how it feels and is used.
Your rooms need to be fully productive and work for you. There are other ways to store things you don’t really want or need. But don’t let your favourite spaces become storage units. Make them beautiful, make them work, make them yours.
My challenge to you: Ditch the white elephant.
Pick a room. Any room. Especially a room that isn’t particulary working well for you. Remove ‘that thing’ you know you want to. Even temporarily. Try the room out without it. It’s my bet you won’t miss it at all. And you’ll love your room even more.
What would you like to remove?
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