Since I started this blog, I've been getting a lot of people asking me about decorating tips. People moving into new homes or just wanting to re-vamp some areas. They always ask, where do I start, what do I do? Okay, I am by no means an expert and am super flattered that people ask me for my opinion because I love decorating and enjoy learning about people's spaces and how they live in them. So I've put together a short list on what I think would help pull together any space in your home. Here goes it:
- Take your time.
It would be so easy to run to Ikea on a Saturday and git'r done all in one day. I suggest taking your time and finding the right pieces for your room that will suit your personality and the function of the space. I think a good space will develop over time, as you slowly discover things that you love and can incorporate into your home. Now, I'm not knocking Ikea in any way, they do have some great products for reasonable prices!
- Have a budget and stick to it.
It would be amazing to be able to buy whatever you want for your space but we all know life doesn't work like that and hey- that would be too easy, wouldn't it? Having a realistic budget makes it more challenging and alot more fun. Especially when you find great deals that are goosebump worthy (yup, a great deal gives me goosebumps!).
- Think about how you use the space (and be honest).
If you have 3 children under 10, do you REALLY want that white loveseat? You may have to settle for a washable slipcover instead. Love to entertain? Maybe an open concept with extra seating would be nice. Really think about how the space will be used and what makes sense for the individuals that use it.
- Check out the flea market and thrift stores.
I always encourage this because you will never know what you'll find. Most items I find at thrift stores are so unique that they become conversation pieces. It's also easy on your wallet since you're paying a fraction of the price. Another bonus is you can make what's old new again and make it completely your own. Get creative!
- Let your personality shine through.
With the rise of Pinterest, it's so easy to find inspiration photos anywhere. But why have your space looking like every magazine out there? Don't forget to make the space your own. Are you a book lover? Love to travel? Maybe you're into antiques? Make sure you inject those same passions into your space. If you love to read you can create a feature wall of books or fashionistas- why not showcase your collection of pumps? Go with what you love!
I hope that was helpful to some of you. Again, I am no pro but hopefully this will help you get started on thinking about some ideas for your space. Happy Hump Day!