My birthday came early this year. I had a very talented designer and long-time friend Kasi walk with me room to room and talk about layout, colors, diy ideas, and furniture woes. She was awesome. By the time she left I had some great ideas (yes, even beyond the gagillion floating in my brain) and felt so validated in so many, “what I really want to do in this room…” comments. Have you ever consulted a designer? It was a first for me. Sometimes after staring at a space for a long time you stop noticing the eye sores or the obvious scale issues. If not a designer, ask a friend with great style over for lunch with the caveat that she will help you work through some of your decorating dilemmas. My husband is thoroughly unhelpful on this front but luckily I have a sister that does this with me like every day (love you Lisa). Sometimes bouncing ideas off on someone else helps you realize something new or affirm what you had originally planned. Try it!