the importance of a concept
Designing and decorating a room starts with a vision or concept of the look and feel you want. This can sometimes be even tougher when re-decorating: it's easy to hit an inspiration roadblock when looking at an existing room with existing furniture; getting off track in the middle of the project can often happen. That's why it's so important to map out a concept for the room from the beginning. Creating a mood board and/or a design board with the colours and furniture you will use allows you to constantly go back and be reminded of the look and feel you are trying to achieve. I always start with something that the homeowner loves, and use that as a jumping-off point. It might be fabric in a favourite colour or pattern a piece of art, or a decorative accessory.
Here's an example of a project ( posted about here) that included a master bedroom refresh, using much of the existing furniture. The mood board shows the colours and feel we were going for, and although some things were tweaked, it kept us on track and the outcome was what we wanted.
If you need a little help with a concept to get you started on a room or to keep you on track, give me a shout. I can help you with an e-fresh that will allow you to work at your own pace but achieve the finished look you want.