In a perfect world, everyone would be able to hire an interior decorator and that interior decorator would always be able to create exactly what their client was looking for. Unfortunately, we live in the real world where most of us do our own decorating. With that in mind, Half Price Drapes offers advice from the experts on four ways you can create your own uniquely – and incredibly – designed home.
1. Buy the biggest items first
The experts agree that one of the most important things to consider when decorating is how you’re shopping and when you’re shopping. They say it’s smart to shop for the large items first, like couches, bedroom furniture, large rugs, art, or lighting. Once you’ve bought your big ticket items, you’ll have a better idea of the rest of your budget and can then focus on illuminating those big ticket items with the accessories you buy.
2. Don’t get seduced by the trends
Unless you have the budget to redesign your home every two years, it’s best to avoid super trendy items or décor. The current interior design trends can help you understand your preferences a little bit better, but most decorators say it’s best to keep your largest pieces of furniture and your paint neutral. You can then invest in things like window coverings that have the bright, bold colors you like.
3. Make sure you understand your style
It’s common for people to know what they like when they see it, but to not understand what their unique style is. That’s why it’s important to take some time to browse the internet first to see what your style really is. If you’re having trouble, imagine a room in a hotel or a friend’s house that you really loved. What did you love about it? The colors? The furniture? The way the space was used? Understanding these things can help you design your own space more successfully.
4. Get rid of things that aren’t serving you
It can be hard to get rid of items that have worked for you in the past even if they’re not working today. Of course, hold on to your family heirlooms but if you have art that doesn’t fit your style anymore, furniture that’s past its prime, or curtains that fit old windows, this is the perfect time to upgrade and invest in new items you’ll love.