In this week's Home Inspirations column I thought I would share a few of my favorite decorating tips!
Wrenda Goodwyn • special to the Fort Myers News-Press• August 27, 2011
When I speak to organizations throughout southwest Florida, I always offer some tips that my audience can actually go home that day and either try them out or include them in the decorating plan in their own homes.
Try some of these ideas for making quick changes that may make you like your home a lot more!
The best news: Many of them are absolutely free or will cost very little to implement. My top decorating trips that anyone can implement are listed below. Give them a try!
• Keep your decorating plan simple and uncomplicated.
• Declutter. It makes all the difference: Start with the refrigerator magnets and work through old stacks of magazines. Then remove some furniture if your room seems too crowded.
• Color is a decorator's most valuable tool and it can be yours as well. Follow this color rule for distributing color and you can't go wrong: 20% walls, 30% furniture, 10% accessories.
• When selecting paint colors, follow nature as your guide. Mother Nature has perfected the color palette so imitate her. This is a rule I always follow and I have never been sorry. See below: