Redecorating ? Shop in your own home!

Have you spent too many hours in your house lately ( maybe due to weather) ?  Maybe, like me, you realized you need to redecorate either one room or the whole house.  Whether you decide to do it yourself or employ professional help, remember to make your space reflect your or your family's identity.  Interior decorators can be a big help, but I always remind customers " you live in the house, so make it your own".
After you get the furniture and wall colors decided on...and it's okay to keep what you have, then I like to use Christi Carter's plan for accessories.  1. Wall Decor 2. Tabletops, Bookshelves, and Cabinets 3. Flowers &Foliage 4. Lights and Fragrance
 
Before you grab your credit card and coat to head out shopping for new accessories, shop in your own house first.  There may be a favorite picture or great frame that can be redone to go in the room you are working on.  Also look for tables or furniture that can be relocated.  Then think about the lighting you need to create the mood or identity of the room.  Now you can make that list of pieces you don't have and need to shop for.
 
If you haven't enlisted the help of a decorator, (or a friend that is good with decor) here is where the expertise pays off.  Take pictures of what you have already. Your framer can work with you or the expert to start on the walls, then work your way down the list...tables, flowers, lights.  
 
Think of it as walking in the room, then choosing where you would like to sit or work in the room, then the feeling you want to soak in!

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