Unfortunately, decorating mistakes can be very costly, and time consuming as well! One thing I strongly suggest doing your homework prior to beginning any decorating project.
What kind of homework? Well, you might consider starting by collecting brochures and pictures of various design products and styles that you particularly enjoy. Once you start becoming aware of colors, designs, and various products available to make your design dreams a beautiful reality, you’ll find your decision making is much easier.
Of course, working with a professional is definitely the right way to go. With custom decorating, most designers and product manufacturers stand behind their products. Remember, if you take your own measurements and they are incorrect, your purchase cannot be returned. Nothing is more disheartening than finding that beautiful sofa you just had delivered is totally overwhelming your room, and not as comfortable as you had hoped it would be!
Another “mistake” you want to be sure not to make is color selection. The appearance of colors varies so dramatically from stores to your home. I believe that colors need to be seen in the rooms where they will be used, during both daylight and evening hours. Your own lighting design is also important to color clarity.
Be sure to weigh all your options, take your time, do your homework, and most importantly, call a professional!