Well, here we are. We’ve made it to the finale of the Making Your Dream Room a Reality series. By now, you should be well on your way to putting together your dream room in your mind. I know I am (well, three different rooms, if the truth be known).
Part One: Identify Your Inspiration
Part Two: Identify Why Your Inspiration Photos are Inspiring
Part Three: Determine What Pieces Won’t Work in Your Household
Part Four: Determine How You Can Work With What You Have
Now, it’s time to pull it all together!
After you place everything that you think you can use, take a few days (or a few weeks even) to sit back and figure out what else you really need. Take your time – the Queen of England isn’t coming for a surprise visit tomorrow. Please make sure that you fully think through your wants and needs before rushing off and making new purchases.
If you end up deciding that you really need a new couch or want a new coffee table, be sure to check garage sales, thrift stores, and CraigsList, as I’ve already mentioned. It can take some time to find the right piece when you are looking for something specific on a budget, but the wait will be worth it. If you are Ms. Money Bags,
you probably aren’t reading this blog feel free to go ahead and purchase your furniture from a local store, but pay attention for big sales and closeouts. I admit that there are times when you should just spend the money to buy solid, quality items, but please only do it if you have the spare cash to spend. Don’t run a credit card balance just to have a pretty room.
I’m getting ready to rearrange my living room to look more like my dream room.
Won’t my husband be surprised when he gets home from work today? 😉
I definitely have quite a few more pieces to acquire and my color scheme will be slightly different, but I’m really looking forward to the new direction I’m going to take this room. We’ll eventually need a paint color change and add additional curtains. That’s just something that’s going to have to happen over time.
Well, what do you think? Are you ready to make your dream room your own?