Where to Start When Decorating Your Home

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When picking the right pieces for a room in your home you must start by going back to the basics.

1) Room purpose

First, start by looking at your lifestyle and the purpose of the room. Do you have multiple kids? Do you like to entertain? Is the TV room the go to area of your house? Determine what use you will make of the room. Think about the look and feel you want the room to convey.

 2) Room layout

The room layout is the foundation to the design, and when you have a strong foundation you can build a magnificent structure. Measure the room and know where the doors and windows are so that you can pick pieces that will comfortably fit in the space.

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 3) Planning your vision

At this point you should have a general idea of where you want certain things to go in your room, where a couch or a bed would fit best according to the layout of the room. Physically draw up a plan so that you have something to look at when it is time to start shopping.

4) Invest in good quality pieces

Furniture is an investment no matter how you look at it. This is something that you are going to sleep on everyday when you get home from a hard day at work, the table your family is going to sit around every night for dinner and share stories of their day, or the couch you and your best friends are going to pile on to every Thursday for movie night. You want furniture that can keep up with your every day activities. Look into how the furniture will hold up over time.

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 5) Bringing the pieces together

Avoid using pieces that will be a trend. You want something that you know you will like for years to come. You can layer neutrals for a more relaxed look, mix and match patters that make sense, or even embrace bold prints.

6) Fill the room with accent pieces and furniture.

This is the fun part as long as you don’t go too over board. These accent pieces can be items such as a side table, a bowl for the table, a chest for the foot of your bed, or an ottoman for the living room. Bring character to your room with large or small pieces.

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7) Enjoy!

When you finally see how your room comes together and you get to sit and enjoy it is the most rewarding part. In order to maintain your pieces through cleaning visit our article [insert article on cleaning and maintaining furniture] to find out how to keep your room always looking new!

Happy Decorating 🙂

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