Have you ever come across a photo in a magazine or on the internet of a room that you just fell in love with? If you’re anything like me you’ve found dozens of them. I’m guessing everyone reading this has found at least one. With sources like Pinterest, Instagram and Houzz it’s easy to spend hours drooling over gorgeous rooms that you wish you could replicate in your own home.
Well, this article is going to help you take the next step in making that dream room a reality in your home.
Trying to copy your ideal room can lead to frustration, confusion and disappointment. Some people try to replicate the photo exactly but still end up unhappy with the final results. Some people just barely begin to recreate their dream room before giving up because they realize they could never afford the same products in the photo. And some people simply don’t know where to start the process of turning a photo into reality.
The place where most people stumble is they never stop to ask themselves questions—and the right questions—about that photo. It’s important to figure out what exactly you love about that dream room and why. Then take the time to think through if you could actually replicate the same elements in your own home.
So with a magazine photo in your hand or a link on your computer, here are some questions to ask yourself about the room you’re drooling over…