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Daydreams of Natural Spaces Part Five

| 6/17/2009 9:18:52 PM

After two weeks of being on the market, the home that I’m renting has sold. In the short period of two weeks, more than 18 realtors and their clients have waltzed around the house making remarks about the space. The original homeowners say that it was the staging that sold the home.

I’m not sure on that last claim, but I have enjoyed putting together a natural space. I’ve learned how to hunt for the best pieces and how to assemble furniture. Before looking for pieces, I put together a list of what I wanted and another of what I needed. The first rapidly turned into a dream list and the latter eventually became the practical list that guided my purchases. Everything, regardless of the lists, had to match my eco-goals of a natural space. Here are a few pointers on what I’ve learned along the way:

• Get organized: Once I figured out my budget, I decided that my furniture and accessories had to meet at least one of the following criteria: eco-friendly, made locally, from a local store or used. Sticking to both my budget and my furniture goals made finding the right pieces easy.

• Get inspired: Make a list of styles that interest you (modern and contemporary, country or shabby chic, to name a few). Once you have your style picked out, put a personal twist on it.

• Start looking: Check out used furniture stores, Goodwill, antique stores and the classifieds.

This past week was dedicated to putting things into storage boxes and moving them to my new apartment. Although leaving the house is bittersweet, I’m excited for the natural spaces to follow in my new apartment.

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