You Can Decorate!

Getting Started is the Hardest Part

If you are here, I am guessing there is a little flame burning somewhere deep inside of you...a little itty bitty torch you carry for decorating.  You want people to walk into your home and exclaim, "Wow.  Your home is beautiful!" (and mean it).

But you don't know where to start.  Or your worried you'll mess it up.  Or you don't think you are creative enough.  Maybe you'd be better off leaving that to someone else or doing nothing at all.

I say HOGWASH to all of the above.

You are the best person to decorate your home.

And, I know, before you start it's intimidating and scary.  You totally think you are going to do it wrong.  The cool thing is...there is no right and wrong in decorating, only what is right for you.

So, instead of focusing on design rules and decorating jargon, let's put the focus where it really belongs...on you.

And, that's where I come in.  I am like you tour guide on the journey to the center of the Earth.  Except, I am trying to get to your core (Oh, and this isn't science fiction, it's decorating).

It feels like I just invaded your personal bubble with all that talk about getting to your core.  But my point is deep down inside you have all the tools you need to rock this decorating stuff.  There is an inner decorator in their somewhere.

I'll hep you find that itty bitty flame and stoke the fire!

Let's get you started on your journey.  I have hand-selected some pre-digging-to-the-core material to set you on your way.  (For even more digging, don't miss the email subscription box at the bottom.)

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