A Starting Point : The Couch

Every design plan has to have its start. There needs to be a catalyst to push you towards a concept for the rest of the room. For me, that catalyst was a $20 couch from The Cookie Jar Resale ShopIf you’re wanting to decorate for a new room or home, my advice would be to start off with a signature piece. Look for something that you love. It could be something you already have. A dining room table your mom was getting rid of, an old family photo, a vase you got as a wedding gift, ANYTHING. Just as long as it speaks to you. Next, you just have to figure out why it speaks to you. Is it the shape, the color, its age, its story? These questions will help you see what to do with the rest of the room. For example, I love this couch because of its 1960’s retro feel. I also love it because of its feminine color. The wood that outlines this couch is definitely my favorite part. Now that I know what I like about my piece, I can see my direction for the rest of the room. I’ll choose retro looking furniture, preferably from the 60’s. I’m going to stick to feminine colors (I think I’m going to go with a berry similar to the couch color and a tealish blue). Lastly, I want to have accents of wood throughout the room. There are definitely other ways to start designing a room, but starting with a signature piece has certainly made the job alot easier for me. 🙂