In our interview with Erika Piquant she mentioned some parallels between planning an event and creating a home you love!
- Look at your BUDGET. Your budget is the road map to your design. Be realistic.
- Look at what you have to work with. Old carpet? Could a modern rug distract from it. Grandma’s hutch from 1920? How can you enhance it?
- Lighting is key. Where do you need to add a lamp? Could an uplight add just the right effect to your room?
- Accent colors: A fresh pop of color could change the whole room. Use a table scape, wall art, pillows or cool pottery or glass knic knacks to add an accent color.
- Do it yourself (DIY) is big. Search on Pinterest and the internet to find inspiration and tutorials on projects you could do yourself!
- The easiest and least expensive way to change the feel of your home? PAINT. Tune in next week where we talk to a professional faux painter, blogger and DIYer, Jennifer Allwood, to learn more about paint!
ACTION step: Find 5 photos that represent YOU, your style and what you love. Your home is a reflection of YOU. But, like Chelle and Tracy mentioned, what if you don’t know your style? Here are some ideas to help you figure it out. If you are not sure what you love and what your style is start by…
- Asking those around you to describe your style.
- Look at your calendar. What do you spend your time doing?
- Think of the last five vacations you took. Where did you go? What did you enjoy the most?
- Look at your checkbook. What do you spend your money on?
- Look through a home decor magazine. Rip out 5 photos of home decor that you are drawn to. Add a hanging file to your file cabinet and label it HOME. Add things you find that express your style – things you love – to it!
What is your style? How do express that in your home?