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Do You Keep a Decorating Idea File?

For years, I've stored my design ideas in a folder full of magazine pages, sketches, notes, and photos, so I can easily access them next time I want to redecorate. Do you keep a file or diary with your inspirations?

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rnewbill rnewbill 8 years
Boy do I ever keep a file. Sometimes I even get to buy some of those items.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
yep, for sure! - i also have a huge wishlist of stuff for my ideal home
JennTE JennTE 8 years
I use google notebook. I clip webpages or parts of pages and I can access it from anywhere.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Definitely and it's growing by the minute. All of the looks couldn't possibly be used in one house. I need more than one house to decorate.
quiss quiss 8 years
I need to start one. Does anyone know of a website with organizational ideas? Or should I just make a folder for each room and throw all my pictures in it? Hmmm. Any suggestions? I'd rather keep it on my computer so I can cross-reference things that aren't room specific but I'd never scan all the hard-copy things I like!
figurine figurine 8 years
No, but I can see how it would be a good idea.
kstraw23 kstraw23 8 years
the idea never crossed my mind, but now in my head i'm going through all the great ideas i've seen that i'll never be able to track down!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
No but I should. I'm always spotting things I like in magazines and catalogues, and of course then I forget where I saw them :?
tralala2 tralala2 8 years
I use flickr under a sets entitled "lookbook" with the date.
Nightwind Nightwind 8 years
Yes, I keep images from online in a folder on my computer.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I do, one file for each room. I also have like a foam core poster board for each room in the house that I want to "redo" and I put little velcro circles all over it and then velcro my ideas to it (fabrics, photos of furniture that I want, paint samples, etc.) and then I can change them out if I find something I like better before that room gets done.
LyzzNY LyzzNY 8 years
yes and i highly recommend it!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
Actually I do. I start to clip out ideas I really liked a few years back for when I get my own place.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
i like how the couple in the pic you chose to use are asian :D
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Yes! I have a decorating inspiration file and before I start to decorate a new room I make a collage.
designmilk designmilk 8 years
I use del.icio.us and it's a huge mess right now!
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
No, but I also should start one.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
No, but definitely should.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 8 years
I should start one, I love decorating and my head is like overloaded with ideas then I see one somewhere and say "oh I should remember that" I of course eventually forget it this would be way better.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Yes, I bookmark web ideas and save entire magazines but mark the pages I like.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Yes. (And I did have a binder for my wedding as well.)
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
i should start one ^^ an d one for wedding as well lol
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
Absolutely! We had to keep one in design school, and I've just been adding to it ever since!!
vienvien vienvien 8 years
Yes I always do
davie-k davie-k 8 years
I have two, one on my computer and one for stuff I see in magazines or late night ideas when I can't face looking at a computer screen!
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