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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?


rnewbill rnewbill 10 years
Boy do I ever keep a file. Sometimes I even get to buy some of those items.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
yep, for sure! - i also have a huge wishlist of stuff for my ideal home
JennTE JennTE 10 years
I use google notebook. I clip webpages or parts of pages and I can access it from anywhere.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 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 10 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 10 years
No, but I can see how it would be a good idea.
kstraw23 kstraw23 10 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 10 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 10 years
I use flickr under a sets entitled "lookbook" with the date.
Nightwind Nightwind 10 years
Yes, I keep images from online in a folder on my computer.
rubialala rubialala 10 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 10 years
yes and i highly recommend it!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 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 10 years
i like how the couple in the pic you chose to use are asian :D
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Yes! I have a decorating inspiration file and before I start to decorate a new room I make a collage.
designmilk designmilk 10 years
I use and it's a huge mess right now!
tee0206 tee0206 10 years
No, but I also should start one.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
No, but definitely should.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 10 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 10 years
Yes, I bookmark web ideas and save entire magazines but mark the pages I like.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Yes. (And I did have a binder for my wedding as well.)
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
i should start one ^^ an d one for wedding as well lol
sugarbecky sugarbecky 10 years
Absolutely! We had to keep one in design school, and I've just been adding to it ever since!!
vienvien vienvien 10 years
Yes I always do
davie-k davie-k 10 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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