Have you purchased on a whim a Holstein Cow canister, big white Rooster for your kitchen, or curtain panels because the decorator told you it was just what you needed? If so, this article will help you avoid those big mistakes in purchasing home decor accents. We will show you a simple plan than you can implement that successful shoppers have used for years when shopping for home furnishings. Make a plan of what you want to do in your house and work your plan. Most people go ahead and buy items because they saw it in a beautiful display or someone told them to get it. When you get home with these items often people are not as excited as they were at the store, but know what to do. With a plan in hand you know what you are looking for and will not be swayed by every temptation that comes along.
Home Decor Plan
First of all draw up a simple yet accurate plan of the room you want to decorate. This can be done easily with graph paper purchased at the local home center, art store or discount center. Lay out the rooms with major furniture placed in each location. Writes some notes next to each layout with details like, cherry wood tables with olive colored sofa and chairs. These little notes will help to jog your memory of some on the details within the room. If you have an upholstered piece of furniture, do underneath it and trim off a small piece of fabric and tape it on to the sheet.
Add Wants and Needs
Now add below the layout the wants and needs that you think will add interest and completion to your decoration. For example: You may think that two new accent tables placed on either side of your sofa would be great. Or a new picture above the hall console table that brings in the colors of the sectional along with the rug will help pull the room all together. Remember to measure the space about the console table where the picture would go. With this measurement and colors in hand now you can go shopping for the decor items that best fit your home.
Ask about Return Policy
Many of today’s furniture stores and interior Designers do not want you to return items to them. When you are picking out home items that have to match perfectly like an area rug or picture it is best to see the items in your own home to confirm that they work. If you cannot return the rug or picture you might be stuck with them. Always find home decor stores that allow returns.
Complete Decorating Plan
Keep on working your home decor plan with the addition of new items that compliment your own personal sense of style. Once you feel comfortable with your selection move onto the next room with in your home and do the whole thing again. If your fallow these simple yet tried and true techniques for avoiding big mistakes in decorating you will accomplish your goal of a comfortable, well designed home that your can take pride in for many years to come.