Which/When Room Should I Start With?Where Do I Start?

Which/When Room Should I Start With?Where Do I Start?

Which/When Room Should I Start With?Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start? The first rule of decorating is simple:

Do not take on too much, Pick one room, not the whole house, and work on that until it’s complete, then start the next one. This is especially important if you are living in the house while any renovations and/or decorating are done.
If the whole house is covered in painter’s drop cloths, tools and fabric samples, you will want to move out!
Remember, too that once you’ve decorated one room, the rest will pale by comparison, so its a process.

Where Do I Get My Ideas?


Decor Solutions has all the resources you need for putting together ideas, but the options can be intimidating.

Here are a few suggestions for getting preliminary decorating ideas once you have a sense of what you like and don’t like, come and see us to take it to the next stage:

  • Magazines.
  • Showcase homes: these are often charity events.
  • Real estate open houses.
  • The homes of friends whom you consider to have good decorating savvy.
  • Books: they can be expensive to buy, so check out the library.

 Which Room Should I Start With?

It depends on your needs and budget: If the kitchen is malfunctioning, and you’re really into gourmet cooking, start there, assuming you can afford it. But that room, along with the bathrooms, will involve the most cost and upheaval, maybe even not being able to cook at home for a week or more.
It could be discouraging, and maybe put you off doing the rest of the projects you had planned. So we would suggest you start with a simple room, like the living room, dining room or a bedroom.
If you look at books or magazines for inspiration, be cautious and practical. Your house may not be the same caliber or style, always remember that these publications have substantial budgets for staging, and often bring in objects that are not normally in the magazines rooms.

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