Things you should never do when decorating your room. We all hear about it, but we can’t help to ignore the advice when it’s soooo easy to get distracted by the latest decorating trends, it really can be. So if you’re one of those women that get’s easily side tracked by the latest tufted chair or what paint color Kim Kardashian just used in her living room, I’m here for you.
I’m here to keep you focused and in line so that you take the most important aspects about decorating into consideration for your decorating project.
To do just that, we’re going to discuss some things that you should never do when decorating your room, 4 things to be exact.
Ready? Good, let’s move on to the list.
Things You Should Never Do When Decorating: Forget To Plan
Getting all mesmerized by the pretty rooms on the internet is cool. Nothing wrong with it in fact, but we need to get you focused so that when you are actually going to start decorating, you have a plan.
One of the main components of a plan is measuring your room and any furniture you plan on keeping in your room. This is key because your want to make sure that you look at only furniture that will fit perfectly in your room. Nothing sucks more than buying an all-too-big sofa for your living room. It sucks big time.
So planning is crucial to you not catching a fit like a toddler during your decorating project.
Things You Should Never Do When Decorating: Not Budgeting
Kim K can afford a velvet sofa, persian rugs and lots of plastic surgery (did I just type that?! yup I did) and God knows what else she and Kanye are into, but us little people don’t have that type of money (or aren’t willing to show our asses on screen to get that kind of money) to splurge on fancy furniture so we must budget.
Let me tell you, things add up quickly. They do. I mean so fast, that after picking a sofa, coffee table, rug and curtains, you’ll start wondering how the hell you’re going to pull off your decorating project.
Do us both a favor and don’t end up spending more than you can. You’ll avoid that by staying on track with a budget.
Come up with a maximum number that feels good and is also realistic. So no budgets of $500 for a complete room design. You and your room are worth more that some crappy fake compressed wood furniture. So if it means that you have to save a bit more to get yourself some quality pieces, I suggest you do just that or just buy things little by little.
Now a budget doesn’t have to be something all fancy. A simple spreadsheet with a list of the items you’ll need for your room including estimated amounts of how much you’ll want to spend plus a section for actual amounts will do. This will help to guide you so you’ll know how much you’re actually spending on your items versus what you’ve estimated. You’ll be all organized and on track with your budget.
While we’re on the subject of budgeting, don’t feel shy about using coupons.
You can grab a coupon code for most online stores by just doing a google search or by signing up to their list (they’ll usually give a you a coupon as an incentive plus you’ll be the first to know about any sales! cool right? You’re welcome missy!).
Things You Should Never Do When Decorating: Not Think About Function
You’ll need to decide how you will be using your room so that you can decorate it to match. Let’s say for instance that you want to use your room as your mom cave, you know a quiet space for you to kick back, relax and enjoy some me time.
With that in mind, you would keep it moving when it comes to the bright yellow paint color swatches at the paint store. Why? Because, to most, bright yellow is not a calming color. It’s the complete opposite.
The lesson here, is to decide how you’ll be using your space and decorate keeping that decision in mind.
Things You Should Never Do When Decorating: Not Think About Others
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have the entire house or apartment to ourselves and not have to take anyone else or their taste into consideration or is that just me? lol
In my case, I have to take my 4 kids and husband’s taste and just their mere presence into consideration. For instance, it would be nice to one day be like J Lo and have an all white room, but that’s not going to cut it with my family. It’s just not realistic unless I want to spend all of my money on cleaning bills.
As much as it would be nice for maybe just once…don’t be self centered when it comes to decorating your space. Everyone should be able to enjoy the space. Sorry, but it’s the right thing to do.
There you have it!
If you keep these things you should never do when decorating your room, you’ll be one step closer to creating a room that makes you smile.
If you’re still feeling stuck with decorating your space & need one on one, keepin’ it real help, hit me up here.