People buy too much furniture. Everyone needs to edit their living spaces in a major way and only buy good functional pieces that are essential.
Pick a Focal Point
Pick a star, a focal point, the one piece of furniture in the room that all the other pieces will orbit around and build from that point.
Scour Secondhand Sources
If you are willing to wait and search, you can get amazing deals. Often it is filled with the most horrible stuff on earth, but once in a while, you will find treasure. You have to be willing to dig deep, though. When it comes to decorating, patience is indeed a virtue.
Dress your room down
Keep rooms informal and light. Keeping your home fresh and open draws in ample fresh air, breathing new life into your home.
Make Dining Conversational
An oval table is the most convivial way to dine, you are closer to everybody, and you don't have the rigidity and restrictions of a rectangle or square. At an oval table, everyone can be a part of the conversation.