By Hallidae Thomason
The task of decorating is loved by same and hated by others.
People who consider themselves to be artistic or creative are
probably the same people who enjoy nothing more spending
days gathering decorating ideas. The not-so-creative among us
would find looking for decorating ideas boring or frustrating.
It is quite possible that those who are frustrated anytime
decorating ideas are mentioned are that way because they have
been looking for decorating ideas in all the wrong places.
Finding great decorating ideas does not require a degree in
or the ability to put make something beautiful out of a canvas
and a few oil paints. It does, however, require a little bit
patience and a good perspective. Anyone looking to decorate
the smallest space of a home or office must realize that
great decorating ideas may not happen in an instant or even in
an afternoon. Be assured that the more time and care you put
into the process of finding decorating ideas, the better you
will enjoy and be satisfied with the area you decorate.
For a first step, go into the room or the area that you are
hoping to decorate. Grab a notebook and sit down for a few
minutes. Try to visualize what you hope this room will look
like when you're done with it. Write down any ideas or
impressions that come to mind. Even the most uncreative people
(if there are such people) should be able to articulate the
kind of space they hope to decorate. Some of your best and
creative decorating ideas will happen as you simply think of
what you hope for.
Once you have some ideas to start with, take some time to
gather decorating ideas from other sources. This can be as
simple as paying close attention as you visit the apartments
and homes of friends. You can learn great decorating ideas by
seeing what others have done. Make a mental note of things you
especially liked and things you would never want to repeat in
your own home. Be sure to write these ideas down once you
return home. Learning from the decorating mistakes and
victories of others is one of the absolutely best resources
have in gathering decorating ideas for your own space.
Another great source for collecting great decorating ideas is
magazines. Sit down at a bookstore, enjoy a great latte, and
get lost in the ideas of other homeowners and professional
decorators. Keep your notebook handy and begin to form some
concrete decorating ideas as you see what has worked. When you
are tired of sitting walk through the home sections of
department stores or look through home decorating stores such
as Pier One or Pottery Barn. In no time you will have narrowed
your list down to the perfect decorating ideas just for you.
About The Author: Hallidae Thomason loves helping people make
their home a special place. She believes that sometimes all
people need is some confidence that they can come up with
creative decorating ideas on their own. Check out more at