I’ve never been much of a shelter magazine reader. Don’t get me wrong – I adore the gorgeous pictures and love seeing how designers layout different rooms. I’m always inspired by what I see.
But, I generally don’t decorate like that. I don’t lay out a space before hand, collect pictures of furniture pieces I’d like to recreate or even have much of a color scheme in mind. I start with what moves me and then tweak and change until the room becomes a final project.
I don’t plan. I just do.
Most of what I am after when I’m working on a room is a feeling. Often times, I struggle to explain that to you, since it’s so hard for me to put those feelings into words. I generally don’t have a grand plan of where I’m going from one project to the next, and I find that working this way helps it all fall naturally into place.
As you know, I’m currently working on the playroom space in our home. I want it to be fun and playful, having a theme yet not being a theme. I want it to inspire my kids and inspire me, as well. I want it to be, well, this:
The feeling I’m able to create in a room is much more important to me than the individual elements that are in that room. Maybe not having a plan is why it takes me so long to finish a room. But, since the end result is always exactly what I was going for in the beginning, I’ll just continue on doing what works for me.
How about you? Do you have a plan for a room when you begin to decorate? Or, do you just let a feeling take over?