Host A "Less Than Loved" Home Decor Swap

Host A "Less Than Loved" Home Decor Swap

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 22, 2010

We're big believers in trying to only surround ourselves with items that we truly love. It keeps the clutter down and our closets a little less full, always leaving room for something new. But what happens when a design choice goes wrong? Instead of tossing your purchases aside in hopes they might work later, try hosting a home decor swap party instead!

We've all come home from a day of shopping, only to to discover our choices weren't so great. The placemats might not match the wallpaper just right, or the small birds you bought for that bookshelf... well they kinda give you the creeps (it's not their fault their little beady eyes follow you everywhere you go).

Most of us will take the time to return a major purchase, no one buys an $800 rug and then tosses it in the closet when it doesn't work, but what about those small items? A creepy bird statue here, a decorative plate there, a thrift store or auction find that although wasn't pricey, just doesn't look right?

Try hosting a get together of your closest friends and ask people to bring their unloved items to the swap. It's a great feeling to know that others can put to use the items you bought with good intentions, all the while, you get something great back in return.

It's easier than selling things off on Craigslist, plus hopefully your friends have the same fabulous taste you do, so clear up some closet and drawer space and get your friends and family a swappin'!

(via: Decorate It Online)
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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