Moving into a new house means trying to find a place for all the stuff brought from the previous house and may have been bought for a specific spot in that old house. In the new house, every wall, nook and cranny needs to be evaluated to see which item can be used.
We actually made a spreadsheet of all our furniture with dimensions, décor items, lamps and wall art, and rooms they belonged in. We designed our spaces around many of the pieces we knew we would be keeping so they would definitely fit.
We also bought a very old Craftsman styled dining buffet, and we made a niche just for it, with a spotlight to highlight it at night. I like it very much; it’s signed on the back but I have not been able to find who made it.
It’s all the little collected things that need to find a spot for and look like they belong, without being cluttery. Some things need a shelf and others need a wall to hang on. Slowly I am finding spots, but I think I will be boxing up things to sit in a storage closet and then rotate things every so often to freshen up and revive some displays. It’s hard to think about getting rid of things when we like them all so much for whatever the reason. Our own little memories; no one else really cares.