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Home Decorating 101

The hardest part of home decorating is knowing where to begin. The

following guidelines will help you make transform the rooms in your new house into your personal living quarters.

Set a budget.

Realize that decorating can become costly and you might not be able to furnish your entire house right away. The beginning focus should be on rooms that you will inhabit the most.

Pick a style.

Take note of things you like in decorating magazines and in friends’

homes. It might be helpful to save articles and take pictures. Compare the articles and pictures and list what they have in

common: What is the mood? Are they formal or informal? A lot of time should be devoted to selecting a style, so that you

will be happy with the outcome and that it will truly reflect what you like best.

Choose your colors.

What colors are your favorite? Stick with a similar color scheme throughout your home, letting one color dominate in each room. Select one dominant color and 2-3 accent colors for each room.

Mix and Match Patterns & Prints.

Start with a print you really like and design the rest of the room around it.

Mix florals, stripes, plaids, checks, and different textures with your signature print. If you stick with the same color scheme, you can mix and match several different patterns and textures.


Enjoy the decorating process and the beautiful home you will create.

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