Are you just starting out? Or, are your rooms looking tired and worn? It may be time for you to redecorate. Oh, I hear lots of excuses, no time, no money, no ideas....
Here's how you start.
Make a 3-ring binder of your ideas and colors. You will start to see a pattern or style emerge. Call this your vision. Some of you may clearly be contemporary or traditional in style. Some of you may prefer to have everything symmetrical and linear, others may be more shabby chic. It's all good, it's all your style.
As you collect your items for your 3-ring binder, include colors you like, articles from magazines, photos of pieces of furniture or art from mail order catalogues. Keep your camera phone handy and print off some pictures of items you see in stores. As time goes by and you look back at your binder, you may gravitate toward one idea and toss others aside. Just think of the money you've saved by not making a mistake purchasing something you really don't care for.
As you are able to have the time or money, go for it! Decorate to your hearts content. Either a little or a lot. You will feel a great sense of accomplishment. You will realize your vision!