It took me more than a year, but I have finally finished the redecoration of my bedroom.
I found it oddly hard to do. Being exposed to so much product at markets and with our issues, it became very difficult for me to choose. And because I am so exposed, I was determined not to settle, but to find EXACTLY the right pieces. And I almost succeeded, but admit there was one component of the room where I just couldn't find precisely what I wanted.
I've always marveled at the ability of buyers in our business to make decisions on products. I am generally a confident and quick decision-maker. But faced with the sheer scope that is the home accents industry, I found myself second-guessing myself at every turn, finding the next most perfect piece in the next showroom - then being somewhat paralyzed about making final decisions.
I'm curious to learn more about how you buyers approach it. And how hard it must be to have to sometimes buy things that you personally don't care for (or, frankly, hate, but know that your customers will like it).
Share your tips with me, would you? Because now that I have finished that room, I'm starting to get the itch to update another. And that's really the trick to this whole business, isn't it? Do one room right, or even one piece right, then the rest of it suddenly seems to look not-so-good. The key is getting us consumers to take the first step.