I am a 100% visualizer. I absolutely cannot do things without trying to see them first. Yes, when I put together my quilts I have an idea in my head of what it will look like, but I usually have to put the fabrics side by side and do a lot of experimentation.
However, when you are planning out your home decor, you want to make the most of your money by making projects that are beautiful and that will hopefully turn out how you want them to. How can you know what it will look like, though?
Since our home decor budget is miniscule right now (remember we are poor) I can’t just go out and buy a bunch of stuff and throw in the room to see how it will look. Each and every decision has to be made with extreme precision and care, and with a plan. So I whipped up a little mockup plan in Photoshop and here it is for your viewing pleasure:
Here is the view of my actual living room RIGHT NOW:
As you can see, it has a long way to go. The ‘white slipcover’ is actually just some white sheets I tucked on in there to experiment with. The pillows still need their custom pillow cases, which I am in the process of making. The zig-zag quilt is also in its construction phase. The biggest change is in the wall art (which is off-center due to moving the couch a zillion times.) I need to take down the non descript ‘home art’ that we bought when we first moved here and put up the babies that I designed. Except I haven’t even started on those yet.
These changes and projects are going to keep me busy over the next several months. I’m saving up my pennies to purchase things as we go and I think we’ll save enough for the actual white slipcover by June (I’m talking a SERIOUSLY small home decor budget.) So be patient with me as I re-decorate my living room over the next several months. And you’ll get to see some super fun and cute projects on the way!
I’m really excited! I wish I could just have unlimited energy, time, and money to just work on everything until it’s done!
P.S. Don’t try to talk me out of the white slipcover. You already tried, and I agreed. But the thought kept bugging me so I finally caved in. I know it won’t be super easy. But I’m tired of living my life around what’s easy and convenient as opposed to what I actually want!