The decorating journey can be daunting, whether you’re a new homeowner, renovator or first-time renter staring as a blank canvas. The idea of furnishing your new abode can be one filled with butterflies of excitement and complete overwhelm. So much can go right, yet so much can go wrong, which is why I’ve uncovered a few beliefs that could be stopping your decorating project from being finished.
BELIEF #1: You and your partner never agree on the interiors of your home
We’re all aware of what happens when you go to IKEA! You might adore one look, while your partner is set on the total opposite. It happens and I see it all the time with clients. So a few handy tips I keep up my sleeve to solve this issue is to make a mood board of looks you both love. Then from there you may be able to see a few similar elements and you can combine these to create a home you both love to live in.
If you’re still stuck then hiring an interior designer to run their detailed eye over your ideas will be the best solution. This will save you plenty of sleepless nights, arguments and will stop you from breaking the bank purchasing the wrong items for your home.
BELIEF #2: You can’t afford an interior designer
This belief usually comes in after the first one and it’s something I think Hollywood movies has made us all believe. You see the chic interior designer swan in with her team to decorate a luxury mansion and you think that’s something only celebrities can afford.
The whole reason I started my business was to make interior design affordable and accessible to homemakers just like you. To help you decide if hiring an interior designer is right for you, I’ve included everything you need to know, along with my pricing here.
The beauty of working with an interior designer is that they will be able to help you streamline the process of decorating, while giving you access to their little black book of industry contacts at trade discounts – saving you time and money!
BELIEF #3: You have to decorate your entire home at the same time
Like anything good in life, decorating your home takes time and consideration. Don’t feel like you have to do it all in one go. Start room by room, and add pieces you find that really resonate with you. Your interior designer will help you establish a palette of colours, along with a look and feel so you always have a clear idea of what you’re working with.
BELIEF #4: You have to spend big to have a magazine-worthy home
Places like Kmart, IKEA, or even Target now have amazing, stylish options that won’t break the bank. It’s all about finding the balance between spending on timeless, classic pieces you will always have with you and the more affordable options that you’re happy to rotate over the years. Do your research on what types of pieces you like, or better yet discuss with your interior designer what you can fit in your budget. Remember, there’s always a solution!
BELIEF #5: You don’t have enough space to achieve the look you want.
This is one I see renters and Airbnb owners get stuck on all the time. It’s a simple solution and is all about the layout of your room, along with the furniture you choose. Set out your floor plan before you start furnishing and you’ll save a great deal of tears and frustration from coming home with a questionably sized lounge or rug.
When styling a smaller space your main goal is to create the illusion of a larger space. This can be achieved through thoughtfully placed mirrors, furniture which sits above the floor, round dining or coffee tables and even scent can play a major role in making your space feel more open.
I hope these tips helped you solve some decorating dilemmas you’re currently facing and if you’re reading this then I have a slight inkling that my Decorate with Intention 6-week eCourse valued at just $297 might be perfect for you. We get started on 22nd October 2018 and will have your decorating projects finished by Christmas!