Reinventing your space.

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A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables. Proverbs 23:3-4

There is something about having a space to call your own. A tranquil place. A functional space. Cinderella even told us so when she said, “In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be!” 

I’ll never forget the feeling of independence, creativity and inspiration I felt when I set up a small desk with a lamp in the back of my dad’s barber shop after I graduated from college and was trying to start up a little seminar business. I could tune out the world and focus on the work at hand in that little space. I loved it.

Recently, my husband and I had our closet professionally redesigned and now it’s my favorite room in the house! It’s amazing what a little decluttering and order can do for your disposition! Jesus talked about our prayer closet, do you have one? The movie War Room brought home the power of a private place to pray -- whether it’s your closet, automobile or bathtub. Do you have a space where you pray and connect with the Lord? 

But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6, NLT

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed all kinds of unique spaces to do work, read, pray and find inspiration. Every now and then you have to repaint the walls, rearrange furniture, remix the knick knacks and reinvent your spaces. Have you? Maybe your bedroom needs a makeover. Does your kitchen need help? Pantry need to be re-organized? Powder room need perking up? How is your work space? Time to designate a prayer closet? 

Why not pick one room or space and take a moment to answer the questions below. Think about these things to reinvent...

YOUR SPACE

1. What type of space do you need? (check all that apply)

____Space to Rest
____ Space to Create
____ Space to Pray
____ Space to Write
____ Space to Create
____ Space to Read
____ Space to Run My Business
____ Other: __________________________________________

2. Where could you create or set up the space you need? Does it need to be permanent or could it be portable? (check all that apply)

____In My Closet
____In My Garage
____In My Basement
____In An Extra Room
____At My Business
____At A Friend’s Business
____In My Car
____At A Local Coffee Shop
____ Other: __________________________________________

YOUR HAPPY PLACE

Designing our own space has a way of calming, motivating, inspiring and/or energizing us. What do you want to feel when you are in your space? 

____I want to feel calm and tranquil
____I want to feel energized and motivated
____I want to feel inspired and creative
____I want to feel focused
____I want to feel happy
____ Other:_______________________________________________

COLOR & TEXTURE PALETTE IN MY SPACE

What colors make you feel the way you desire? Think about a palette of colors and textures that can be used for simple things like: wall color, pillows, fabric, lighting, furniture, rugs and more. You can search the Internet or magazines or design-TV shows to learn more about color combinations, but for now, write down the things that come to your mind and heart easily.

Colors I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Mixed Neutrals (whites, beige, blacks, browns)
Light Neutrals (whites, beiges)
Dark Neutrals (blacks, browns)
Pastels
Earth Tones
Metallics
Reds
Oranges
Blues
Greens
Yellows
Purples
Other:

Woods I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Dark Woods
Blonde Woods
Reclaimed Woods
Red Woods
Honey Woods
Multi-Colored
Grey Woods
Whitewashed
Painted
Mixed Woods
Other:

Metals I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Gold
Silver
Copper
Bronze
Nickel
Vintage
Chrome
Shiny
Polished
Other:

Fabric Patterns I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Solids
Patterns
Stripes
Plaids
Tweeds
Geometric
Floral
Other:

Fabric Textures I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Natural Fibers
Polyester/Nylon
Cotton
Silk
Jersey
Corduroy
Denim
Wool
Linen
Leather
Rayon
Hemp/Jute
Muslin
Burlap
Chiffon/Organza
Velvet
Taffeta
Satin
Fur
Spandex/Lycra
Other:

Lighting I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Natural Light
Ambient
Task
Accent
Lamps
Pendants
Candlelight
String Lights
Other:

Furniture I Like: (circle the ones you like)

Clean and Simple
Plush and Comfy
Modern and Minimal
Eclectic Mix
Classic
Contemporary

Transitional
Traditional
Cottage
Rustic
Mid Century
Tuscan
Eclectic
Country
Industrial
Other:

Decorating Styles I Like:

Art Deco
Arts and Crafts
Asian
Bohemian
Coastal
Contemporary
Cottage
Country
Eclectic
English Country
Farmhouse
French
Industrial
Nautical
Mediterranean
Mid Century
Modern
Moroccan
Scandinavian
Shabby Chic
Traditional
Transitional
Tropical
Urban Modern
Western
Other:

MUSIC IN YOUR SPACE

Genres I Like:

Devices I Use:

 

SCENTS IN YOUR SPACE

Floral
Woody
Oriental
Fresh
Musk Scents
Food Scents
Fruit Scents
Clean Scents

Devices I Like:
Candles
Potpourri
Incense
Diffusers

TASTE IN MY SPACE

Food Preferences:

Drink Preferences:

 

You can have a lot of fun reinventing your spaces big and small. Remember what Dr. Seuss said, “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” 

Reinvent your space, give it a try!

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