Know that designers have access to merchandise that is not available in local stores, and a qualified designer can provide the perfect size, shape, color, texture, subject matter and price.
It's important to have a plan, and make sure that items viewed from adjacent rooms look nice together. If your home "flows" from room to room, it will feel more cohesive.
When shopping, have a specific goal in mind, look for items that have an exact spot in the home. This will help you avoid impulse buys.
Last but not least, avoid lots of little items, which tend to feel like "clutter".
|AFTER, colorful original oil painting|