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Check out all the ways you can make your home more beautiful with the home decorating advice in these videos.
You Will Need
- Decorating magazines and catalogs
- Internet access
- List of essentials
- Flea markets and garage sales (optional)
Set a decorating budget
Set a reasonable budget based on the size of the project and the amount you can actually afford to spend.
Look at decorating magazines and catalogs
Look through interior decorating magazines or online catalogs for ideas and decorating tips. Cut out or print pictures of ideas you like and make a file.
Determine a color scheme
Determine a color scheme. Study color schemes to determine the feelings they evoke, and the effect they have on the sense of a room's proportion.
Make a list
Make a list of items to purchase, staying within the budget.
Draw a sketch
Sketch out a few different layout ideas. Be playful with furniture layout and art arrangement until you find what works for you.
Make it your own
Trust your instincts, and use decorating as an opportunity to showcase your personal style.