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5 Steps to Start Decorating for Beginners

Home decor is constantly changing and evolving, so it’s okay to revert back to square one and feel like you are beginning again. Whether this is the first place that you are decorating on your own or you are looking to update your space, we all need to start somewhere. Luckily for you, you’re in the right place. Our Learning Center is filled with tips, tricks, and inspiration for all your home decor needs.

So let’s get into the 5 steps to start your decorating process as a beginner!

1. Choose Your Style

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The first step will be to choose your home decor style. There are so many different styles such as traditional, modern, farmhouse, minimalistic, contemporary, rustic…the list goes on and on! So this will be the hardest decision you will have to make. Think about your personality and your interests. If you are more simple and like the look of clean lines, you might lean more towards minimalistic. If you are a fan of bright colors and amazing patterns you might go for a Bohemian style.

Your home decor should reflect your personality so choose something that will make you happy every day you see it. Besides, it is your space, so do what makes you happy!

2. Create A Plan

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Your next step will be to create a plan for your home. Are you in need of decorating an entire home from scratch or are you only updating a room or two? Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Instead, sit down and create a plan for each room.

We all have to start somewhere, so pick one room and continue from there. Maybe start with your bedroom, one of the most personal rooms in your home that you will spend a lot of time in. Another place you will spend a lot of time with family is the living room, so consider starting with those.

3. Take Advice From The Experts

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A little advice never hurt anyone. There are tons of home decor bloggers and Instagram influencer profiles out there. Plus, nothing inspires and motivates us more to update our home than by seeing what others have done. If you don’t follow any home decor bloggers on Instagram or don’t know where to start looking, you’re in luck. We’ve done the research and found our top 10 favorite home decor Instagram profiles who share tons of great ideas, tips and tricks, and inspiration photos.

4. Let It Flow

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Of course, this step goes with choosing an interior design style. You don’t want to have farmhouse style in your living room while you have a contemporary style in your kitchen, it just won’t flow. Of course, if that’s what you truly want, then who are we to stop you?! But we suggest letting your decor style flow throughout your entire home, it will just make more sense that way!

Once you have a plan, start with the bigger pieces first, this will make all the little decor pieces easier to find in the end. Start with the most important pieces in each room. A sofa for your living room, a bed frame for your bedroom, the table for your dining room, after that, everything else will start to fall into place.

5. Let It Grow, Over Time

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Last, but certainly not least is to let your decor grow over time. Especially with your smaller decor pieces, you can switch these up according to the season, holiday, or even just your mood or interests at the time. Don’t be afraid to start your gallery wall now and add to it over time. Get the foundation of it started now, such as the picture frames, and eventually add more as your family, interests, or the like grows.

After you set up all the big pieces in your space, as we mentioned above, the rest will start to fall into place. You may notice that it’s a little bare by your window, so consider adding a potted plant. Your bathroom may be stocked with all the necessities like hand towels, bath towels, and toilet paper, but does it feel like an at-home spa? Consider adding a few extra pieces to complete that.

Final Thoughts

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Home decor is ever-changing and evolving and it’s a lot to keep up with. That’s why we are always sharing the latest trends on our Learning Center for you to keep up with. While decorating your first home may sound like a lot of work, it also is a lot of fun! So as we always say, just have fun with it and do whatever makes you happy, even if that means breaking the rules a little bit.

Once you have completed your decor, be sure to share photos with us on Instagram so we can see what you came up with for your space! We always love to see how creative our customers are.

5 Steps to Start Decorating for Beginners

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