The DIY approach to house decorating is seen in 2 main different ways: the owner doesn’t have enough money to hire a designer or the owner is really good at it and does a great job himself. That being said, you have just learnt the most important pros of decorating your house: 1 – you don’t have to pay a designer and 2 – you are in complete control. Let’s explore these further.
While this is true for most situations, you have to ask yourself how much your time is worth. If you make 200$ an hour and it takes you a couple of weeks to get the job done, you will most likely lose money by not working during this time. On the other hand, if you are on a budget, this option is the best. You won’t have to pay the designer and you only buy what pieces of furniture you can afford. Nobody will send awkward looks your way if you decide to buy used furniture, so you’ll save yourself from giving explanations regarding your choices.
Now, this might be a blessing or a burden, depending on how you look at it. If you’re really good at choosing tasteful pieces, then by all means, go with the DIY approach. On the other hand, if you have nothing to do with decorations, it might be wise to think twice before making a permanent decision.
A person who has a clear vision of what she wants will be better off doing the job herself while someone who has no idea what to look for will have a hard time making even the simplest decisions like what color the drapes should have. Besides, there’s the work involved. Some love it and like making lists, even folders with all the possible options while others see this as a dreadful and boring task.
DIY house decorating is not for everyone but it’s definitely right for you if: you know what you want, you are organized, you are good at budgeting, you love making decisions, you have the necessary free time to pull this off and you have good taste. The latter is quite important and remember that the compliment should come from different people who have the ability to be objective. The fact that you think you have good taste doesn’t matter much because let’s face it, everyone thinks that and yet few are actually right.