1.) Select your fabrics for the living room or great room first, the rug, drapery, and sofa are often the more expensive items and will generate the color scheme…and the $300-$500 of paint will create the backdrop for these items. So selecting the perfect shade of “mocha” will often be found in your sofa and help ground the other items in the room.
2.) Select your tile and granite first if you are working on a kitchen or bathroom, as they are the materials that will remain the longest and again are the most costly. Its easy to get more excited about your paint color when you can see how well it relates to the materials already selected in the room!
3.) If you are working on a bedroom, buy your bedding first! There are so many beautiful bed collections that the paint color can accent so deliciously once your bedding is selected, and your job is so much easier.
4.) If a bath renovation is on your list, start with wonderful new tile or simply a new shower curtain and your paint or possibly wallpaper can fit in nicely.
5.) And if you must choose your color palette that flows throughout your home with out all of your furniture selections complete, I do suggest hiring a professional interior designer to help make selections as perfect as possible. There are many things to be considered when building or renovating…designers do make the processes much easier.