A word of advice {decorating}

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Home Organization

Have you ever been out at a store, been looking at purchasing something for your home and wondered whether it’s going to match once you get it home?  I have.  I generally end up standing there forever, squinting really hard, like that is somehow going to magically tell me whether the sheets I’m holding in my hand match the duvet I have on my bed. Do you know how many shades of blue there are?  So I started to do this:

I keep the paint chips from the color the room is painted as well as fabric swatches from some of the pieces in the room.  If it isn’t possible to get a fabric swatch, match some paint chips to the colors in the fabric and use those instead.  I mark the back of the chips with what room it represents.

This has been a huge time saver for me.  Instead of buying and returning an item when I get it home and it doesn’t work, I’ve got my colors with me at all times in a dedicated pocket of my wallet.

I need more of these tips + tricks in my life–tell me some that you use to help you out!