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Creating your personal decorating plan!

Another interior design post from our series by Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors

A beautiful home doesn't just happen.  Good decorating is the result of good planning and should start by developing a comprehensive, detailed decorating plan. 

What should be included in your decorating plan?  Everything that needs to be done, including timing priorities and budget.  It's vitally important to write down everything and be as specific as possible. 

Most people feel they need assistance in creating and implementing their decorating plan.  Professional interior decorators have the talent, experience and specialized knowledge to help you pull it all together.  They can also save you time and money.  After all, the most costly furnishings you will ever buy are the ones that prove to be mistakes!  Here are a few suggestions that will help you understand your own preferences and prepare you to work with a decorator.

Begin by collecting decorating magazines - or design books.  Consider cutting out photographs of furniture, styles, window treatments, color schemes, floor and wall coverings, etc., that appeal to you. 

Then, compile everything you've collected into a notebook and organize it into sections for each room you'll be doing.  If you chose to work with a decorator, your preplanning will make it much easier for you to communicate your likes and dislikes.

Evaluate your present furnishing and decide what you would like to keep, eliminate, and re-do.  Write down the various items in your notebook.  What will be your overall color-scheme?  Does the carpeting need to be replaced?  Which room do you want completed first?  What budget have you established for each decorating project you wish to undertake.  Knowing this information will prove valuable in working with your chosen interior decorator.

And remember - no matter what your lifestyle - your home should be a reflection of your tastes - your likes and your interests!

Deborah Bettcher, Decorating Den Interiors,

*Making the World More Beautiful-One Room at a Time*

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Comment balloon 1 commentNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • August 26 2009 06:49AM
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