5. You will dream of paint charts. You will obsess over the perfect shade, and the difference between indigo blue and royal blue will take on an overwhelming importance.
You will paint swatches all over the walls and live with them as instructed — watching the way they change according to the light at various times of the day. You will look at so many different options, you might even forget what your favorite color even was in the first place.
6. The same goes for fabric and wallpaper.You’ll order endless fabricand wallpaper swatches and pin them up all over the house to see how they work with the aforementioned paint colors.
There may well be a period of confusion before you arrive at the phase of enlightenment, as you wrestle with pattern and color combinations. If you find this stage a bit overwhelming, this could be the time to call in the experts and consult a professional.
7. You will drool over “before” and “after” images. Your dreams will be of the day when your house will look more like the one in the “after” photo than a building site. Stay cool — you will get there. Revisiting your inspiration ideabooks will help to keep your spirits up and your motivation high.
8. You will become a sofa expert. Don’t know a modular from a chesterfield? Just wait; you’ll be an expert in no time. In fact, you may well find yourself debating the merits of corner sofas over cozy love seats with others in the Houzz community.
Anyone who has ordered a sofa or another large piece of furniture will also be familiar with the moment of doubt when it arrives and you wonder whether it will actually fit into the living room … or even through the front door. But when your new piece finally takes pride of place in your living room, it will be worth all the drama.