first step for me in decorating is finding things that inspire me - the ideas that i want to emulate. to stay organized with this i have a binder filled with pictures i've taken from magazines. i call it my dream binder.
another way i am inspired is by keeping my eyes open wherever i am. maybe it is something i see in a store display or a friends house. maybe i am walking through a craft store. maybe i find one item that i love and decide to decorate a room around. maybe while eating supper in a quaint restaurant. inspiration is all around us.
what inspires you? do you have favorite colors? do you have textures you enjoy touching? smells you enjoy smelling? all these things can be a first step in decorating a space you will love & creating a home that is a haven.