Do you think your home needs to be made over? Do you think this color and that color have outgrown their welcome after you’ve lived with it for more years than you can count? Do you think your furniture and furnishings already need to be changed because they’re just too old? What about your office? Do you think it would do your business a lot of good if you discard your old look and have an office makeover? Changes should be the order of business if these questions keep swirling around in your head.
Now you’ll have the problem of working out who will spearhead or oversee the entire process. It is going to be quite a lot of work that would require a lot of time, time that you can’t spare. After all, you have your own job, your family and other obligations to see to. The answer, then, would be to hire a professional interior decorator.
It is not a bad idea at all, really. A professional interior decorator will practically do all the work, from the planning stage to the removal of the old ones and picking of new furniture and fixtures and finally arranging them in accordance with the new design. Although he will do all the dirty work, you will still get to have the final say or seal of approval in everything. At the end, you simply write the check and thank him for doing his job.
However, that method would mean relinquishing most of the choices to him. What about your own decoration ideas? That is why it would be best if you still do most, if not all, the interior decoration on your own. Exhausting and time-consuming though it may be, but personally overseeing it and doing the dirty work would give you more fulfillment and satisfaction in the end.
What do you have to be aware of when you tackle do-it-yourself interior decoration? If you learn the basics of decorating, you’d be off to a good start. There are a wide variety of publications that you can refer to for thoughts on these ideas and principles. There are also a lot of online resources. You’ll be amazed at the huge amount of ingenious tips and tricks on how you can better decorate your space.
Look at your resources first. You must assess that actual space that you have to decorate. It is important that you have a general idea on the direction you want to go. You should also name a ballpark figure on how much you are willing to spend on the decorating project. Make an inventory of the things you need and draw up a floor plan.
Incorporate what you’ve learned about the basics of decorating in your inventory plan. If you stick to a theme, you are more likely to keep to a consistent rhythm throughout the space. Aside from taking note of scale, contrast should also be taken into account. The texture and pattern of materials and fabrics are also very important.
Try doing your own interior decoration and be amazed at the endless and limitless possibilities. You should not be bound by decorating rules. Let your creative juices flow. Remember that the recipient of the benefits of the room you are decorating is you, so do what you think will satisfy you.