Decorating Project Checklist

What kinds of furnishings do you need to consider and include in your personal Project Book? Well it depends upon your decorating project and what appeals to you. Here is a check list to use as a guide to be sure you don’t leave anything out of your master plan.

Name of Room   ___________________________________
For each room use this checklist to be sure you considered all items you want in your room:

Seating in the room

  • Sofa, couch, sectional
  • Upholstered chairs
  • Ottomans
  • Wood chairs (rocking)
  • Floor pillows
  • other

Window Coverings

  • Shutters
  • Horizontal or vertical blinds
  • Fabric shades
  • Drapery
  • Other

Floor Covering

  • Carpet or area rugs
  • Wood flooring
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Ceramic tile
  • other


  • Table lighting
  • wall lighting
  • ceiling track lighting
  • floor lamps
  • other


  • Coffee table
  • End tables
  • Desk
  • other
  • Shelving or Wall Unit (list what they will store- TV, stereo, library books etc)


  • Candles
  • Silk flowers
  • Plants
  • Knick knacks
  • Throw blankets
  • Pillows
  • other


  • Paint Colors
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood Molding
  • What wall art will you use in this room?
  • If your sofa and chairs have a print design make sure your wall art won’t clash with the design.
  • Try iron molding instead of paintings
  • Candle arrangements
  • Photos in black and white
  • Wood molding designs
  • Shelves with sea shell arrangements

If you can’t find or make a photo of an item you intend to purchase, make a note about it with a sketch if you want and add this page to your book

Make a note on this checklist of what you already own and intend to use in this room. Take photos of these items to add to your Project Book and list the dimensions; length, width, height and any other important details such as if it rocks or reclines and what is the amount of the space it needs to move.

You can see why it is important to put your whole room together on paper first. This way you can be certain that you remembered all necessary items and that all parts work in harmony with each other and if you find a mistake, it is so much easier to make the correction in the book than it is to do once it is in the room. There is nothing worse than carting home a large painting only to find it clashes with the rest of the room.

I hope you are finding the Project Book fun and helpful to you and your decorating project. Let me know how you are doing.

’till next time,
Your Personal Space Coach©


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