Home Decor Planners…and Me

21 Mar

Are you a planner when it comes to home decor?

Source: dwell.com via Katie on Pinterest

We’ve discussed my love for list making. You would think that bit of Type A would would translate into planning for home decor.

It doesn’t.

I’m not someone who knows where every piece of furniture is going to go before I move into a place. I don’t even know what furniture I’ll use and which I won’t.

Here is my process:


Every free moment lately has been spent scouring Pinterest, home blogs and my beloved back copies of Domino (can these count as home decor?) for inspiration for my new home. And let me tell you…in my head so far, the place is a knock out.

Color scheme here, room layout here – I’m pinning my little heart out to build what I hope to be the feel for my new place. And that’s kind of the extent of my planning process. Sure, I’ve got room measurements and I’ll test fabrics against each other when I get to that point, but that’s about it.

My New Place Pinterest

I’m not a blueprint or even a mood board girl. I’ve tried to be – there are some amazing tools out there. If you’re a planner, check out Young House Love’s favorite online tools.

I’m kind of a live in the space and decorate until it feels right kind of girl. I want my home to make me smile when I walk in, and I just don’t think I can plan that. Instead, I comb through fabrics, furniture, rugs and everything else online, pin what I’m attracted to, and then step back to see what they have in common. Then I get to arranging (and DIYing).

Weird? Probably. Inefficient? Definitely. But oh so fun. I guess so much of the rest of my life is planned, that I cherish being a little freewheeling when it comes to my surroundings.

Freewheeling in an organized fashion, of course. I’m still Katie.

So what’s your home decor style? Are a you a room planner? Do you pick everything at once? Or does it fall in place over time?

4 Responses to “Home Decor Planners…and Me”

  1. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic March 21, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I try to plan everything out by making mood boards, but somewhere along the line I always seem to get derailed. It seems that even when big designers put a room together there’s always change. I just keep plugging away until something feels right and I’m sure a room will never be “done” until I have to move.

    • Katie March 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      I’m with you Brandi! None of my rooms are ever “done.” It’s part of the fun!

  2. Morgan March 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Oh domino, I miss you! Actually I heard it was making a come back :). My rooms are always, always in process and all of these sources are Great inspiration!

    • Katie March 30, 2012 at 9:48 am #

      You’re right Morgan! There’s a special edition coming out April 17 and I’m so excited!

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