7 Signs That You May Be Suffering From Fear Of Decorating


Does the thought of picking a paint color for your walls or creating a beautiful mantle scape make you want to run screaming from the building? You may be suffering from a case of Decor-phobia. I can tell you that you are in good company my friend! But how do you know if you suffer from this phobia and what is the antidote?


A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You've had patches of paint ALL OVER your walls for months but you still can't seem to make a decision on which white paint to put on your walls.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You've turned into a Ask-Hole. You've asked 10 different people their opinions and got ten different answers and now you're even more confused than you were in the first place.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You even go as far as to ask the opinion of people who have homes that you would never be able to live in.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You worry that Aunt Betsy is going to get mad at you because you asked her for her opinion but she loves Colonial American furnishings and there is no way you're going to put any of that in your home.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You get lost down the Pinterest rabbit hole trying to keep up on the latest decorating trends. Research, research, research but never pulling the trigger.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

Everyone you know is over your indecision and won't even waste their breathe on the subject of decorating your home because they know nothing is going to come of it. And your husband's just happy that you won't be spending any money.

A SIGN THAT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM FEAR OF DECORATING

You have analysis paralysis and can't even start a project for fear of messing up.

THE ANTIDOTE TO FEAR OF DECORATING

1. Stop researching and asking everyone's opinion about how you should decorate your home......immediately. They don't live there and to be honest, they could really care less how you decorate it.

2. Breathe. Choosing the wrong paint color isn't going to kill you. It happens. It's just paint, you can always paint over it.

3. Hit your journal. Ask yourself how you want your home to feel. Don't focus on how it's going to look so much, how it feels is much more important. When you decorate your home from that head space, you really can't go wrong.

4. Go neutral with your major investment pieces. Listen, I'm known for my use of color and pattern but guess what? I always create a neutral palette to start off with. I layer on color with pillows, wall art and accessories.

5. Document the process. The transformation process is so gratifying. Do what the professionals do and document the process. Take photos of your space when you first start, take photos during the process. Then take your beautiful "After" photos. When your start to feel like you are stuck in the messy middle, go back to the "Before" photos to see how far you've come. It will give you the fuel you need to get to the finish line.

Don't let fear sit in the drivers seat, it's your home, your money, your life and you deserve to live beautifully. If you still find that indecision is getting the best of you, feel free to reach out. I'm an expert at getting you from Before to After. You can read about my services HERE and what the clients that have come before you have to say about working with me HERE.


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