Want to save money? Begin with a Plan.

planWorried that your design project may get out of hand? Take the time to plan and you’ll avoid making costly mistakes. Having a workable plan is like having a road map for travel to an unfamiliar location. Your plan is a guide that helps you get to the finish line with fewer delays and fewer surprise expenses.

So grab a paper and pen or use your computer to start typing.

Here are some points to consider before you start your home design project:

First: Decide on the Mood
This is your chance to think about how you want the room to feel. Don’t worry about choosing an item or color, just jot down some descriptions like relaxing, comfortable, elegant, lively, or casual.

After you select the mood, then gather the items that reflect your description. For example, you can choose a black and white theme for a more formal look. If you carefully assemble objects that reflect the feeling you are going for, your final design will be perfect.

Second: Get Inspired
Find one treasure that is your true inspiration. An incredible artwork, a handcrafted piece of furniture or an unusual area rug can be the centerpiece for your design. Use this as a focal point for the rest of the room and be sure to coordinate your colors and textures with your overall theme. Thumb through magazines for creative ideas.

Third: Estimate Your Budget
Set a realistic budget. Experts always caution that home projects are a challenge when it comes to staying within budget. But it’s still important to think about what you want to spend for the overall design and then check on costs for each item.

Fourth: Create Lists
Make a list of the items you need for your room and which items need to be purchased to complete the project. You probably don’t want to buy everything all at once, but having these lists makes it easy for you to keep your budget on track and will help you complete your home design project.

Now that you have a written plan and budget, it’s time to get started. Share this process with friends and family and see what creative minds can do together. Above all, have fun and enjoy the experience.

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