It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed about decorating, especially when you want to work on every room in your house! After a consultation with a recent client, she wrote me, “ … I no longer feel paralyzed with inaction on what to do next to get the right look and feel.” This was a wonderful compliment to me, but also made me realize that I sometimes take for granted that decorating decisions aren’t stressful for me. No matter how small they are, making changes in your home is exciting, so my mission is to take the stress out and bring the fun in!
- Set Your Priorities ~ If you want to make changes in several rooms in your home, step back and make a decision. Trying to tackle them all at once has your mind running in too many directions, so decide which rooms are most important (but no more than two!), and focus on those first.
- Get a Plan ~ Before you dive in and start buying furniture and accessories, make a plan for your room. Ask yourself some questions: How do I need this room to function? What pieces of furniture do I need to accomplish that? Where do they need to be positioned in the room? Draw a layout of your room and play around with furniture placement. If you do it to scale, this will also determine the SIZE of furniture that will fit in your room.
- Listen to Yourself ~ While function is very important in your spaces, so are aesthetics! We are most happy and productive in spaces that make us feel good, whether it be a bedroom or home office. So, listen to your heart when it comes to the cosmetics of decorating your rooms, and create spaces that will make you smile every time you walk in!
Check back weekly for more home improvement and decorating tips! If I can give you any assistance with your design or decorating needs, please don’t hesitate to call or email me. Many times a single consultation is all that’s needed to pull your ideas together!
Everyone deserves a home they love ~ Inside and Out!