My degree is in fine art. I can make paintings. I can draw beautiful scenes from my travels. I can sculpt elaborate installation art pieces. I cannot decorate a room. Why? It scares me to death! I LOVE to shop, but the idea of getting something home that doesn’t work makes me sit on a decision until I just decide, “Maybe I won’t work on this room. I’ll just go paint in my studio again today.” It sounds silly, I know. Two reasons people re-decorate are because of 1. divorce and 2. a move. I’ve done both. And I am OVERJOYED to finally be able to pick out “girly” things for myself and my daughters. If we want to paint pink glitter on the ceilings, we are free to do so. But I also know that I want to be deliberate and invest in pieces that will last a long time. I am ready for my big girl house.
So when I began researching HOW to go about decorating my new house I came across a GREAT ARTICLE I wanted to share. Rather than assume hiring a decorator is something I can’t afford, I’m beginning to see where hiring a decorator is something I can’t NOT afford! I think about all the wasted time, money and energy I’ve spent trying to find the right pieces for my home over the years, and it makes me sad. I think I could have built AND decorated my own house by now with money I threw away. So this year I am pledging to make smart decorating choices! (Click Here to read what my other pledge is) There are 10 reasons stated as to why you should hire a decorator but let me add how important a trained eye really is…EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE! YES! Included in that package is color theory and 3D education! These are two things that add depth to a decorator’s intuitive eye and are so very important. Understanding spacial relationships, and being able to visualize color combinations before you ever swipe a credit card is invaluable. So, good luck on your decorating endeavors. Send us some pics of finished projects! And if you are a DIY’er, THIS ARTICLE will be helpful too! Happy decorating y’all! – Lisa
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