Ideas & Tips For Home Decorating

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Whether you’re making a start for the first time on your home decorating project – or even if you’ve done it before & you’re working on a new project, or re-starting with a fresh approach, whichever way, here are some ideas and tips for home decorating to help you –

It’s all about ‘creating’ a pleasing, comfortable & welcoming home. It’s about home making & stimulating your creativity. This website is all about helping you develop your style & your intuitive knowingness & confidence of what is you & what is right for you.

For Ideas & Inspiration – here’s a 12 point Checklist

1. Look through home decorating magazines & books & see what inspires you & what things you respond to & resonate with you. Collect ideas you like about color combinations, furniture & fabrics.

Develop your style, your eye, your taste – If you don’t think you’re clear just quite yet, or you feel you haven’t developed your own style, your eye, your taste, start going about learning & looking around you.

2. Go to the color swatch display area of your paint store or hardware store & look through colors & color ranges, & note what you gravitate towards & that pleases you the most.

You may have already been collecting pictures of the things you love for some time – what patterns have emerged for you? What story about you are your pictures & preferences showing & telling you?

3. What colors do you love?

• If you love pastel tones, then mix & match their delicate palette hues in overlays of their wonderful soothing, relaxing, merging colors.

• If you love earthy colors, surround yourself with the earth tones & textures of nature, the autumnal colors, the greens, olives, oranges & yellows.

• If you are bold, use bold colors & accessories – in reds, dark blues, greens, purples, browns & blacks – try the wonderful color aubergine.

4. Think of textures you love – grainy, coarse, robust, or smooth & velvety. Take note of these things about your preferences.

5. Note what clothes you wear – they can be inspiration to your home decorating -your favorite clothes or accessories can be anchors or features for your home decorating.

6. What are you passionate about? Home decorating can be a story of how your passions can transform your home …

7. Your hobby or hobbies – do your hobbies lend themselves to being expressed in your home decorating? As talking pieces, or blended into the environment. Whether you love art, music, sports, movie memorabilia, cartoons, comic books, collecting seashells & coral, pets, & other things …

8. Your Collectibles can play a featuring role in your home decorating, with great style & panache.

Surround yourself with the beautiful things you love. Honor your home by decorating it as a way to express who you are from your inner core.

9. Go & visit home decorating stores – even if you can’t afford to shop at the best stores, go there to see what it’s all about. Don’t slavishly follow everything, but develop your sense of what looks good.

10. Are there any home decorating styles that you like, or that you tend to gravitate towards that can give you a general direction? Perhaps its Country or Rustic, Mediterranean or Tuscan, Asian, Classical, Contemporary, or a combination of some? Which do you or would you feel most comfortable in every day?

Now, I’m certainly not advocating that you slavishly follow a particular style. Remember, the focus here at my website is helping you develop your own individual style & your intuitive knowingness & confidence about what is you & what is right for you. This is about you & only you. We’ve spent quite a bit of focus on the importance of developing your own style – one that really expresses who you are.

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