Decor&You Shares 4 Simple, Stress-Free Steps to Reclaim Your Space
National Interior Decorators Share Tips on Designing a Room From Scratch - and Enjoying It
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Some life events, like purchasing a new home, having a child move out or simply being ready for a change, can leave homeowners facing a bare and empty room - and a decorating challenge.
Decor&You, one of America's leading, full-service, interior decorating franchises, understands how overwhelming this process can feel. To begin the transformation, the design experts at Decor&You encourage homeowners to take a step back and visualize their empty space as a blank canvas where they have the opportunity to create a masterpiece.
"Finding yourself in a position to completely design a room is a rare occasion and can be exciting," stated Karen Powell, founder and CEO of Decor&You. "While the idea of decorating a room from scratch appears daunting, maintain a positive attitude and harness the situation as an opportunity to reclaim your space and make it your own. At Decor&You, we understand how easy it is for the process to consume you in a negative manner and become a headache. But, with the right approach you can transform the task of decorating into an enjoyable experience."
Powell offers these simple guidelines to keep in mind to maintain focus and create a space that you love.
- Assess the Room: The first step to decorating a room is to get acquainted with the room. Gather measurements; make notes of large windows, doors and built-in shelves; and overall familiarize yourself with the geometry and space provided. By learning the shape of the room, you'll have insight into what furniture and décor pieces will best complement the room's silhouette to ensure a functional, yet appealing and comfortable space.
- Find something you love: The next step is one of the most challenging, albeit important and basic elements of designing a room -- determining the overall theme. While it's typical to be overwhelmed by the infinite selection of colors, furniture, and endless other options available, choosing a theme allows the remainder of the decorating process to easily fall into place. One of the most effective strategies to ensure organized and cohesive décor is to start with something that you love. Whether it is a large sofa, a tiny, eccentric statement piece, a color, pattern or piece of art, this focal theme will dictate the remainder of your décor process. Establishing this focus will help you coordinate everything from the color scheme to furniture and result in a pulled-together look.
- Make it happen: Finally, the moment you've been waiting for -- it's time to make it happen! Reflect back on your theme and what you love; then, start with the basics. How can you create a background to support the color(s) in your theme? Where and how can you incorporate these via paint, wall coverings, pillows, bedding, a throw, an area rug, etc.? What is needed for the function of the room?
- Elaborate: After you have decided on wall color and other background elements and have chosen the functional pieces, the final detail is to place everything thoughtfully. Ponder the purpose of the room and picture yourself living in the space. Consider what it's lacking in order to reach its full, functional potential. This is the time to emphasize "you". Visualize different embellishments. Try turning a hobby, such as a painting easel or book collection, into a display; or create a gallery by placing photos in matching frames. Or, you may want to keep it simple by relying on basic statement pieces or trinkets. The finishing touches that feel natural to you will turn what was once a blank canvas into your masterpiece.
With professional interior decorators who furnish and refine homes and businesses in 20 states, the Decor&You vision is to make it easy for people to achieve comfort, style and enhanced value when they invest in their interiors. Decor&You decorating experts use the company's proven StylePrint® Design System to create a seamless process from design to execution for its customers. From color plans to furniture selection and purchase to managing the installation, Decor&You ensures not only a worry-free makeover process for every client but also a process that will provide the "WOW!" factor.
For more information about Decor&You decorating services, visit the Decor&You company website at http://www.decorandyou.com.
Established in 1998, Decor & You, Inc. (Decor) furnishes and refines America's residential and commercial interiors through a nationwide network of professional interior decorators, who make it easy for people to achieve comfort, style, and enhanced value in their homes and businesses. Decor decorating experts use the company's proven StylePrint® Design System to create a seamless process from design to execution to ensure a worry-free makeover process for every client. A socially conscience company, Decor also advocates for change in the decorating industry, with a focus on bringing safer, higher-quality and greener decorating options to American homes. Decor was honored recently by The World Franchising Network as one of its top 100 businesses in the services sector; by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top home-based franchise and No. 446 in the 2012 Franchise 500 rankings; and by RedHotFranchise.com as No. 47 on its top 100 Hottest Franchise list. For more information on Decor&You, go to www.decorandyou.com.
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