Thursday, August 23, 2012

Putting Plans into Action: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Analyzing decor solutions so much that you can't decide what you want to do happens to a lot of us.  Especially with all the blogs, Pinterest boards, magazines, etc. out there, it seems like just when you think you know what you want, something else comes along!  Apartment Therapy helps you put your plan into action.

First of all, make style boards, whether they are online (like Pinterest), or on paper (collages of magazine photos).  This will help you whittle down all your ideas to a manageable number.  If you still can't make a final decision and are going back and forth between two ideas, odds are you actually love both and no matter what you choose, you'll be happy.  Another tip is to go with what instinct tells you.  That inner voice is usually right!

If you find an object that you instantly fall in love with, but you still fear that you're making hasty decision, give it a day.  If you find yourself unable to get it out of your head, then it's probably something you'll really adore.  If it's something you can take back to the store, go ahead and buy it and give it a spin in your space.  If you decide it's not for you, you can just return it and get your money back.

If you're stuck, have a conversation with someone else about your decorating ideas to get an outside opinion.  Being forced to explain the thoughts in your head to another person can really make your wants and wishes concrete.  Once you've made a decision about your design style, STOP SEEKING OUT MORE STUFF!  There are so many incredible concepts out there that you'll make yourself crazy if you don't stick to your guns.

Finally, have fun!  Give yourself room to make mistakes.  If you paint a wall the wrong color, it's not the end of the world, you can always paint over it.  Decorating is about what makes you happy, so just go for it!

Now that you're the decider, are you ready to pounce on a great apartment you can make your own?  Apartments Now San Antonio is here to help!