Decorating your home~where to start?
Ask any professional designer and they will probably tell you the same thing I am about to tell you. Remove everything out of your room (or push everything off to the side). You need a blank slate. I am not saying that you will never see that couch again that you just took out of your room but you might need it out of there so you can visualize your space.
Take the front room in my house, for example. Since we moved in, I had my settee pushed up against the side wall. Something about this room wasn’t working for me. It always felt off. But I just assumed I needed that couch up against that wall. Isn’t that the normal thing to do?
One day while cleaning, I moved everything off to the side and started rearranging the furniture. The settee got moved to a new spot in front of the windows and it completely transformed the space for me…just by moving the settee.
Find your starting point
I don’t recommend that your starting point be a paint color. That step comes later. I suggest starting with something that has a pattern or a bold piece of art that you love. A rug is a great place to start. Even fabric for drapery or pillows is a good starting point.