5 Tips for a Stress-Free Restyle – Decorating One Space at a Time
START SMALL AND TAKE YOUR TIME.
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Great post – and you are right – start with something small – it's better than nothing at all!
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
Jenny @ Simcoe Street says
What a great post!
Connie | Daydream In Color says
Great tips! We are trying to decorate our new place & it's definitely more managable one room/area at a time.
Good article. I am revamping my home out of the 80's! New wallpaper up in dining room and foyer and wallpaper down in bedrooms. I completely finished my dining room, now on to the foyer, only need a rug, then on to the downstairs bathroom. I have inspiration but know it will take time. I am not in a rush! Tackling one thing at a time does help!
Love your website! It makes me happy 🙂
Shelley – I absolutely loved this post. It's something I think about all the time when I'm redecorating, and this past year or so, I have been majorly taking on my home decor…but I need to learn to take it one step at a time. Sometimes I nail it, other times, I'm like, Woah, TOO MUCH! LOL. Glad to know I'm not the only one. styleoyster.blogspot.com
A woman after my own heart. I recently have been feeling all over the place…starting about 50 things and then finishing maybe a couple. One thing I have started to do is make a list of "To Do" projects, that way I can focus on one or just a few things and then come back to the list once those are done.
great tips. I like all the things you found at Home Goods!
Absolutely love how you broke down the process into simple steps. It's so much more manageable that way. I'm a licensed designer, and I have to say that you are spot-on in your design process (I totally struggle with the second, third, and fourth thought, too!).
Love your blog – it's always inspiring and entertaining!
What a great post! Thanks for all the advice!
The Yoder's Five says
Great post! I know that our home improvement projects take ages to come to fruition. But once you get started on the big stuff (painting, etc.) then it really starts coming together.
Btw, just bought that exact same yellow/white lamp shade at Target last weekend. LOOOVE it.
Love this post. I'm in the midst of changing too many spaces and gets overwhelming, and at times I shut down. This was the kick in the pants I needed to get back on it. Through this Lent season I've discovered that creativity fuels my soul! I get down in a funky depressed mode when I don't have time to create or get on projects. My wonderful hubs and kids notice it. That's where I've been the last 3 days. Thanks for the push to get going again!
I've never left a comment. I read your blog and enjoy it! This post is one of my favorites!
Great post! No wonder it took you all day to write it up. That was a lot of info and pics! Thanks!!!
I just want to say that I love your blog! I look forward to reading your ideas and look at your great style! This was a great post and definitely inspires me to "do something"!
Lil Mama Stuart says
You should make that chalkboard sign a printable for download! 🙂 No wonder this post took you all day, it's a lot of advice to put into concise words for us , thank you!
Great tips! We are just finishing up our basement (finishing it from scratch). I painted it and it's beautiful but way too dark. I am thinking that I may do Autumn Haze (so many people love it!)
I can't wait to get it all done. Then the kids will be able to go down there to play and toys can live in the basement 🙂
Jennifer Interiors says
Great tips!! You are truly my kind of gal. I am dying to see your kitchen and grand piano/family room now. Did I miss those posts?? 🙂
Did you get my email a few weeks ago about doing a giveaway for your blog readers in exchange for a post about my new business endeavor? Let me know your thoughts. Look forward to your reply. Jen
I like these type of posts. It takes me a minute sometimes to stop my decorating ADD and focus on what I need to do. It's great to reference a 5-step approach. Thanks!
I love your design techniques. You create comfy, eye catching, and practical spaces. Very inspiring!
Love this post! Such excellent attention to detail! Great job!
Thank you so much for sharing & encouraging us!!! This is what makes you so inspirational! I LOVE how you believe in us! I do think you have a special eye for things because when I go into Home Goods it's like sensory overload! I want to buy everything & leave with nothing! Keep sharing your talents with us please!
Thank you so much for sharing & encouraging us!!! This is what makes you so inspirational! I LOVE how you believe in us! I do think you have a special eye for things because when I go into Home Goods it's like sensory overload!! I want to buy everything & leave with nothing! Keep sharing your talents with us please!!
Mama Mimi says
Good advice! I'm kind of feeling stuck right now but hopefully this will get me motivated to make one small change at a time.
Luci @Bungalow At Home says
Yes, great advice! From someone who decorates for living, there is so much decorating paralysis going on. Just do it!
All of these interior designs are awesome, though they differ in color, furniture arrangements and area structure.I like it.
I just found your blog and wanted to say that I really like it!
Great article Shelley! I have to say that you have a great taste in interior design and home improvement. I really enjoyed reading your blog post. Thank you for the tips. Looking forward to reading your next ideas!
great tips! i have been looking for a white ceramic pineapple (i know very random!), is the photo of the pineapple a recent homegoods visit?
great post, just catching up! is the white ceramic pineapple from homegoods recent? i have been looking for one for my daughter, we have had a pineapple thing for a few years, and would love to find something just like that for her.
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