If you love to decorate… and love your home, guess what? You ARE a decorator! Just like me, you don’t need an interior design degree or a home that is designer perfection. You just need the passion to hone your craft! And that’s where StoneGable and Decorating Tips and Tricks comes in! I’m here to come along side you and work with you and cheer you on to be an even better home decorator! Today let’s talk about some very important things you should know to be an extraordinary home decorator!
Today on our DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS podcast we are talking about lots of things you should know to be a successful home decorator. I hope you will listen below.
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Libraries and bookstores are filled with how to decorate books. They take up a whole lot of space in my home library too! Certainly, we cannot cover everything you should know about decorating here on the blog or on the podcast. But I want you to know some very important things that will help you develop the MINDSET of a decorator! I want you to start thinking like the decorator you are and wish to be!!!!
Much of home decor is honing your craft and gaining confidence! The more you decorate the better you will get and the more confident you will become. Being a good decorator does not happen overnight. So here are some things you need to think about to become your very own interior decorator!
Let me repeat again… YOU ARE A DECORATOR! If you are reading this blog post you most likely love your home and decorating it too!
There are many fabulous interior decorators who went to the best decorating schools who’s style is so impractical for my everyday home and your’s too! WE know what works best in our own homes! We need reset our mindset and think of ourselves as our own decorator… because we are!
Our homes need to be warm and welcoming and work for our families! They should be our personal sanctuary! They should be a reflection of who we are and who lives within their walls. You can and should be inspired by other decorators but only you can create your own home!
If you don’t feel too confident about decorating start with becoming good at one thing like creating a fabulous vignette, or styling the perfect shelf or arranging an amazing pillow grouping! Just like going to school, learn one skill at a time and practice! You will probably be surprised how good you will become!
A home decorator should know how to do home diy’s. Now you may not lay hardwood floors but you can probably learn how to cover a book with burlap and use it to enhance your vignettes and shelves.
How about learning to paint furniture? I think a painted piece of furniture can be transformative!!!!!
You might be thinking… I just don’t have the talent! Well, you may not now but with a little practice you will! I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you have the right TIME, TUTORIAL AND TALENT you will be amazed at what you can do.
You cannot rush the learning process. It takes time! There are so so many thousands and thousands of tutorials on-line and in books! Be a diy lifelong learner!!!! And the more you practice the more talented you will become! Nobody gets anything right the first time!
Make the time, tutorial, talent idea one of your decorating mantras!
Another thing a home decorator should know is how to curate a personal look! I just love the word “curate”! It has taken on a new meaning when applied to decorating. To curate is to create a collection that is purposefully and thoughtfully collected for a specific look. It carries with it a very deliberate meaning. We should all be curating our homes to reflect us in beautiful and comfortable ways.
Again, curation takes practice and more practice!
Think of yourself as a curator… much like a museum curator! Pick and choose what you put in your home with a very discerning eye. Don’t be afraid to edit things out. Don’t crowd your home with “stuff”. Give each beautiful thing you choose room to breathe in your home!
Just because Aunt Alice wants you to have her dining room set does not mean you have to take it. Love your Aunt but don’t get caught up in the sentimentality of an object!
Decorating is a lifelong journey. Decorating is not having the most beautiful home in your neighborhood. But it is about having a home that is curated and looks like you and is neat and tidy and oh, so comfortable! Decorating is all about a sanctuary for you and your family. A soft place to land away from the outside world. And it is about the joy of learning and loving what you live with!
Decor does not have to be fancy at all. Less is often more and simple design preferred! Something as easy to create as an uncomplicated vignette using an old mirror as a base can be elevated to decor! It can be burlap books and used wine corks in a bowl! A simple, curated look with everyday items can be very beautiful! It can be design!
Let’s acknowledge our inner decorator! And get busy learning our craft!
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