For our Decorating Dilemmas column, we can’t even count the number of times we’ve gotten this question: “I just moved into my new home, and I have no idea where to start!” That’s because decorating a room completely from scratch is intimidating! You have no where to start and yet so many choices to make. We pulled together some easy jumping off point so you can start decorating your room from scratch:
Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.
We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.
Here at Ballard, we’re all a flutter with our holiday To Do’s: trimmings, shopping, gift wrapping, party planning, and all the magical holiday goings-on. All the special treats (and we don’t just mean Christmas cookies in the office) are what make the holidays a magical time for the whole family, so we thought we’d share a little treat with you. Here’s pretty printable color page — for either kids or adults. Simply print it out and get to coloring either inside or outside the lines.