Let’s Get it Started!

by starfurniture on January 21, 2014

Are you putting off that interior design project that you’ve been thinking about for weeks?

Well, wait no longer!

Sometimes, the hardest part of the entire project is simply getting started. Once you do that, the rest should fall in place.

If motivation is what you need, consider creating a Pinterest board and filling it with inspirational images…or you could make an actual, physical, idea board.

Once you know what you’re tastes are, you can begin to do things like set completion goals, take measurements, make lists of what you’ve got and what you’ll need, and set a budget.

It may seem like a lot to do, but an interior design project can actually be quite fun!

There are plenty of little activities, projects and treats that can make the experience more enjoyable.

If you have the time… watch designer shows, check out magazines, start a special file or notebook for the project, talk to your friends about their experiences and share your ideas with them.

And if you’re still at a loss, ask yourself if you have…

  • An anchor item that you can use as a jumping off point for the rest of the design
  • Taken stock of what you already have and what you need
  • Assessed your space (taking note of lighting, architectural details and existing surfaces/materials)
  • A furniture plan and an idea of where you’d like objects to go
  • A color scheme (taking into consideration art, accessories, drapes, rugs, etc.)
  • An idea of how the room’s design will flow with the rest of the home

If you don’t know what direction to head in, try visiting your local Star Furniture. We have a free design service full of certified designers who are ready and willing to help you figure some of these things out.

We even have FREE decorating presentations coming up called “Getting Started,” where you can get the 411 on all of the tips, tricks and trend info that you’ve been searching for.

Attendees will learn about classic design elements, how to make a room plan, how to create a consistent look, and how to accessorize. AND, each attendee will be entered to win a $1000 Star Furniture gift card!

So stop putting off those design projects and start taking charge of your home, adding character to it, and making it uniquely your own.

You can learn more about the “Getting Started” presentations here and reserve your seat today. Plus, visit our website to see the beautiful furniture that can help give you a jump start on that redesign project.

And stay tuned for our next blog post about how to choose an anchor item for your room.

Think about creating a mood board like this one

Think about creating a mood board like this one

Make a simple room plan to help you visualize the space

Figuring out a color scheme will make the design process go more smoothly

Figuring out a color scheme will make the design process go more smoothly

Don't forget about art and accessories!

Don’t forget about art and accessories!

Don't be afraid to experiment with colors that are outside of your comfort zone.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors that are outside of your comfort zone

Gather inspiring materials

Gather inspiring materials

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