One of the best ways to make decorating your home easier is to make sure that you have plenty of materials on hand for whenever the inspiration or occasion for a new look arises. This takes a lot of the prep time out of decorating, allowing you to get right into the nitty-gritty design work whenever the mood strikes you.
A good decorating tool box will contain all of the basic components you commonly need to create displays. This can include glue, nails, screw, string, decorative papers, thumbtacks, a measuring tape, protractors, meter sticks, and other crafty items. You should know based on your own past experiences what materials you are drawn to and which you use most frequently.
For the more advanced decorator, you may also want to have actual pieces of home décor on hand. This is useful when you suddenly have to get your house ready for an event or a holiday.
These items will include candle holders, vases, baskets, table cloths and other linens. Using components such as these you can completely remake a space in just a couple of hours, giving fresh life to your stagnant surroundings.
You may also want to keep some inspirational materials in your designer’s toolbox. This will include magazines and magazine clippings, books, pictures, newspaper articles, and even poems that inspire the artist within you. You may also want to create an index file of decorating ideas that will allow you to focus your creativity more effectively.
One of the hardest parts of decorating is getting started. By having materials available and on hand, you can cut down on the prep time, allowing you to get right into the juicy art of creating your space.