I sent out a quick survey - only 2 questions - to my email list recently, because I am so interested in what people's home decor/design challenges are.
The questions were:
1) What are your BIGGEST challenges in design/decorating?
and 2) There's a TON of info out there - what would help you with your challenges?
I got back so many fascinating, good answers. Answers like:
Designing wall space
Envisioning creative layouts on a budget in odd shaped historic homes
Finding what I love and tying it all together
What to put on my walls - I'm at a total loss about how to decorate my walls
Making rooms flow together
What furniture to keep and/or what furniture to buy - I want a new look for my __ room
My room doesn't feel 'finished' and I don't know what to do
I need my small space/room/house to have maximum storage and function, and I don't know how.
How to downsize/get rid of sentimental items we don't need.
And for question 2, answers like:
Design magazines and pinterest, I suppose
More time and more money...lol...bit sized pieces and local examples of setting the decorating bar higher, paired with how they accomplished that on a smaller budget
There is a ton of info but I don't have the time to sift through it, locate what I want, or often, have the ability to do it. EX: I want floating shelves. Even after I locate it, it will take me forever to get it on the wall.
Someone taking me through combining some older decor I love with new pieces so it all blends with the style I've created.
Guides based on color palette (how to used a color palette to create a flow from room to room)
Knowing what would help me and where to get it, affordably.
Having a plan or guide to follow, otherwise I don't know where to start or ever get to the point where I feel like I've 'finished' a room.
If you didn't answer the survey, what would you add? I would love to hear! And if you did do the survey, do these other answers resonate with you? I know SO many people have these challenges, and I've been trying to come up with a hybrid of DIY/design advice that can help get a project going! Thank you for your answers!