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7 Steps to Becoming Your Own Decorator, Step 7: Build Your Room

You're almost there! I've got one more step for you to send you on your way to becoming your own decorator. It's the fun part: building your room! Now that you've created a budget, done some research, found your style, drawn up a floor plan, and found a theme for your room, it's time to shop. Using the colors, patterns, and other qualities from your inspiration board as a jumping off point, find furnishings for your home, all the while sticking to your budget.Choose a few options for everything on your list and play around with combinations until you've hatched a plot that works. If the sofa you love has a bold pattern, you might want to reupholster your side chairs in a solid fabric. If your "keeper" coffee table is low to the ground, you might look for a high-pile rug to continue that cozy vibe. Try creating a look on ShopStyle to help you visualize how it will all come together.

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YourFirstTime YourFirstTime 6 years
This is sorta like those paper dolls that came with outfits you could change around. Nice!
lavendera lavendera 6 years
Yes, thank you! I'm moving into a rental house with a friend, and this will help us DESTROY the western theme that was left behind. Make way for beautiful!
pookie17 pookie17 6 years
I love the 7 steps series -- we often forget the nuts and bolt when we're in the middle of a renovation or tight on time trying to balance the decorator in us with our day jobs. Thank you!
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