It's my turn to blog again and here I sit looking at a blank screen wondering what in the world I should talk about. I feel like I've covered just about everything of interest and y'all are bored to tears every time you see my name come up on your screen. (I hope that's not the case, but . . .)
Looking around my home office, inspiration finally struck. No, not writer-type inspiration. I'll need that later tonight when I start working on the book.
Decorator inspiration. See, I bet that's something new you didn't know about me. I love finding ways to decorate the spaces where I live on a budget. Although I get easily bored if I've looked at the same things over and over for months (or years) on end, the decorating bug will hit and I'll start making changes.
I just redid my bedroom on a very tight budget. I bought new bedding to change up the color scheme from dark chocolate browns and blues, which I've had for a couple years. I lightened the color palate, going lighter, brighter, and a bit bolder. A new bedspread with a white background, and green palm trees with small coral/orange-colored flowers sporadically throughout. I added a couple of bright orange pillows for pops of color and voila, instant change. A green vase on the dresser and it's done. It didn't cost a lot of money because most of it was on sale, (hey, I never pay full price for anything) and the paint color on the walls didn't need changing. But it feels fresh and new.
While I can't afford to completely redo my whole house, I'll often do something small which can make a big impact. Maybe some new throw pillows for the sofa, or a new mirror for the wall. (Sometimes I'll already have the pillows in the closet, so a no-cost change—which is always a great thing.)
So, if you start feeling claustrophobic or need a jump start of inspiration, try a little home decorating. It can be as simple as moving something from one room to the next. Try it for yourself next time you feel the need to be adventurous.
Remember, change isn't always a bad thing . . . little tweaks can make all the difference.
Kathy Ivan writes hot sexy romances with lots of suspense and a dash of paranormal. She currently lives in Texas, where she'll do just about anything to avoid the heat. She's currently deep in her writing cave, plotting her next suspense-filled adventure.