Decorating a house is challenging. Period. Wondering where to start can cripple most homeowners even before they begin to consider room arrangements or color palettes.
Interior design “confidence crushing” comes in many flavors. Worse, we do it to ourselves.
Tell me if you’ve ever experienced any of these “feelings”?
- Is it that you’re comparing your home to someone else’s?
- Is it fear of not being good enough at design and thinking you’re going to make a big mistake you’ll hate, then having to live with it for a long time?
- Is it feeling your home is so far behind that you’ll never get “there” …. wherever “there” really is?
Decorating Your Home? Where to Start? Start with Flinging Fear Outta The Window!
Here’s what I know:
You’re in the right place, right now!
As an award-winning professional interior designer and decorating coach to hundreds of women, I can guarantee that YOU already have so much of what it takes to get those home results you’re after, regardless of budget.
Unlock your design diva and make decorating your home a fabulously fun and fearless experience with these 3 strategies:
- Make a list of strengths and weaknesses.
Honestly assess YOUR strengths and weaknesses, not your home’s qualities.What are you good at in decorating?What do you LOVE to do in design?Next, write down your “not-yet-excellent” characteristics when it comes to decorating your home.It’s just as important to acknowledge the good as it is the weaknesses, so you can build where it matters.
- Assess WHY You Feel FEAR
Ask yourself why you feel afraid to move forward to create that home you love.And no, money cannot be the answer.Like I always say when I coach brilliant women just like you to create the results they never dreamed possible….It’s not what you spend in design; it’s what you do with every dollar you DO spend in design.So, what is it SPECIFICALLY that makes you feel nervous, keeps your feet glued to the floor, not-moving ahead, and instead forever stuck in wishing, hoping, and self-comparison? Write it down.
- Dream a little.
Write out what your ideal room would look like in your home, right now. What would it feel like?
Describe how you feel when you’re in the space.
Write out what an ideal day spent there would look like and feel like.
Dreaming opens you up to finally get what you’re after.
Once your brain sees THAT picture, it can get to work seeking out and identifying the changes you need to make – large or small, inside you or inside your home, in order to make that dream manifest in the flesh.
All design starts with an idea, a dream, a concept. So, start yours!
The Single Word Solution to Answering the “I’m decorating the home… where to start?” Question
The good news is… there is a solution to moving forward and decorating with confidence.
The bad news is… We live in a “compare ourselves to everyone else” moment in this Social Media Age, but that’s not the root of the problem.
Self-comparison is the root of the suffering…but, not the problem.
What I see, confirmed time and again, for the thousands of women I guide is that you aren’t leaning into and using design strategy.
Instead, you’re bouncing around with collected ideas.
Ideas are random thoughts.
The more of them you have, like collected Pinterest photos, the more overwhelming it becomes.
You get lots of pictures, yet you’re stuck and confused as hell.
And here’s what you need to know…
You don’t need more ideas. You don’t need more time. You definitely don’t need more money.
What you need is… STRATEGY.
Strategy is the lifeline that delivers you from point A through every other point until you reach point Z.
So, if you’re missing strategy, find a great coach.
Find someone to show you those strategy ropes so you can create what YOU’LL love in your home and on YOUR budget.
If that coach isn’t me, then I want you to go find her.
And if that coach might be me, well girlfriend, I’d be honored to take you under my wing and on the amazing journey to your most beautiful home.
I’m cheering for you!
PS: Want some decorating confidence and know-how penicillin? Check out my free workshop, From Decorating Stress to Decorating Genius – click here to register. It’ll get your strategic juices flowing, while changing the way you see yourself – and your home – in design.