You’ve moved into your new Stuart real estate, unpacked the boxes, arranged and rearranged the furniture, hung a few things on the walls. You know, or think you know how you want your rooms to feel.
Start with one room you love in a magazine or model home. We’ll call it your dream room. If you can, go to the model home to check it out. Ask if you may take pictures of the models too. This will help when you get home and begin shopping for your new home. Take a tape measure and a spiral notebook with you to make notes and draw sketches.
When decorating a home for sale in Stuart, you have to know what to look for. What is on the floor? Is there tile, wood, carpet, or area rugs? What color, texture and pattern? Is the area rug braided or is it a contemporary design diagonally placed partly under the sofa?
What style is the furniture? Is it all a matching set? Maybe the sofa and club chairs are the same style, but the chairs have a patterned upholstery and the sofa is a solid or striped fabric.
How is the furniture arranged? Does the sofa sit in the middle of the room separating the conversation area from the game table, or is all the furniture pushed up against the walls? Draw a little floor plan so you don’t forget when you get home.
Then there are the windows. Are there blinds, shutters, a valence or draperies? Are the rods large or small, wood or metal with huge finials? Make a note of it. If there are panels on each side of the window, do they go all the way to the floor? What color are they? Do they match the walls or are they the same fabric as the toss pillows on the sofa? Is it the drapery hold back that catches your eye? You will have to consider the exposure and privacy out your own windows when you make your final window treatment selection.
The pizzazz is the accessories. This is often what many people love most about the model homes or magazine pictures that inspire them. The details, the little things we all love to collect and buy when we shop. This is what pulls the room together and gives it your personality. In the room you love, what kind of lamps are there? If there are photographs on the end tables, how big are they and how does the frame style work with everything else in the room?
What is on the walls? Is there one large picture over the sofa or is there an arrangement of black and white photos in different size frames? What color is the matting and how much space from the photo to the frame? Details, details, details. Draw a sketch of the picture arrangement and the sizes in your notebook.
Congratulations. You have just completed the first step of decorating your own Stuart luxury home.
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