The easiest way to transform a space is to take everything out, make a plan for how you want things to look and then bring things back in accordingly. By doing things this way you’ll be very intentional about what you bring in as you want the room to look as good as possible.
On the flipside, if you start with the room as it is and decide to remove the things you don’t want, you’re much more likely to keep things that you don’t use or need because there is already a place for them.
This idea of decluttering applies to other aspects of life too. Removing everything brings clarity because it enables you to start over again.
And when you’re starting from scratch, it’s much easier to be clearer about what you do and don’t want in your life.