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7 Steps to Becoming Your Own Decorator, Step 2: Abide by Your Lifestyle

Yesterday I kicked off my seven steps to becoming your own decorator series with step one. As you might have suspected, I'm back with more tips. My second important tip for you is that you must abide by your lifestyle. As much as we may swoon over the interiors in shelter magazines, the rooms we fall head over heels for aren't always practical for our lives. So, you must alter your inspiration to fit your lifestyle.To learn what I mean by this,

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Start by thinking about how you and your family live your lives before you step foot in a décor store. Do you have six kids who always have friends over for dinner? Do you need a landing strip to organize all of your junk when you walk through the door?

Even if you dream of throwing weekly dinner parties, if you spend most nights eating takeout and watching movies on the sofa, you should be honest about where your priorities lie. Do you have hobbies that need accommodating? Build your home for your life, not the one you wish you had.
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