EASY DIY DECORATE AND DESIGN TIPS

YOU HAVE A VISION…THAT’S ALL YOU NEED

Yes, you can decorate and design!  Maybe you have the creative gift or the eye for design…or maybe you don’t. Or maybe you do but you think you don’t…I bet that fits a lot of you! But… you have a vision and that is all you need!

Seriously, it isn’t rocket science.  Marketing has just made you believe that you need to do things a certain way or you’re not doing it right which makes you second guess yourself. Not so …they don’t know your taste, your style or the function of your space or place. One of my favorite quotes for clients from “The Wizard of Oz” …” You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn for yourself”.

IT’S THIS EASY:

. What bothers you, get rid of it and put something you love in its place

. List your favorite must keep items and use them, they make you happy

. Collect pics you envy and add the same elements that caught your eye

. Just take things away; you don’t need to fill every space, wall and surface

. If everything is smooth add texture; if everything has texture add smooth

CARRIE’S TIP: PULL COLORS FROM YOUR VIEW

From onekindesign

One way to figure out where to start is by looking at your view. I’m not saying that if its snowing right now to make everything white…I’m just pointing out that you can take clues from your surroundings and bring the indoors in as they say. I’d even bet that you picked your home because of the view!

Another great way to figure out your style:

Think about fashion. You dress yourself every morning and make choices depending on where you are going and what you are doing. You have your favorite colors and your favorite styles. You probably have a few trend pieces, and item’s that you could never part with… we are all  

guilty of holding onto things way too long. Do you match everything, or do you mix it up? Do you like conservative, classic pieces or chunky textures and one of a kind design? How do you accessorize? Do you like simple, blingy or both?

For instance, my closet and my home are both neutral. My closet has a few pops of color but ¾ of it is black, white, tan and gray. My home is the same way except because I like to use pops of color for holidays and occasions and because I am always… changing things!

THE ONE EXCEPTION TO THIS:

EVENTS, PARTYS, HOLIDAYS AND OCCASSIONS FOLLOW A THEME so you tend to color outside the lines of your usual choices. However, WEDDINGS you will find that you stay truer to your style.

I hope this helps and gives you the confidence you need to start today! Send me any questions and check back for my next blog to help you achieve the perfect space!!

Carrie
XOXO