Friday, October 9, 2009
As a Designer and Home Stager, I never tire of seeing the look on a client's face when a project is complete. They are always so excited with the result. When I start a consultation often times, there is doubt or even some fear and trepidation (especially from the husband). I try to explain my ideas as a series of projects to do over time. Many changes don't even have to involve money (this is when I usually get the hubby's attention). Sometimes all a home needs is to have the clutter taken out, or the furniture moved around a bit. A fresh coat of a paint can make all the difference and is relatively inexpensive. If you are planning to purchase a new piece of furniture soon I would recommend buying neutral staple pieces such as sofa, love, or a chair. By keeping the basics neutral, you are then free to bring color in with your accessories such as throws, pictures, table top items, pillows, and more. This allows you to also change colors for the seasons, and is much easier to redecorate with color down the road without a huge investment. I would also recommend investing in a few non color items such as metal art work that will go with anything and then scrimp on other accessories that can be changed without feeling bad, because they did not cost much. Filling your home with unique decor and things you love should be fun and is definately the way to help make your house a little more like home.
While updating the inside of the home don't forget to do a few pretty things on the outside too. This could be as easy as adding a wreath to the front door,that can be changed to match the season. With the fall season in full swing mums, pumpkins, and cornstalks are an inexpensive way to add charm and a welcoming feel to the front of your home.
Posted by Debbie@ Love the Decor! at 9:14 AM