There are many things one can do to their home to make it livelier without completely rebuilding the home. Wall dйcor, paintings, figurines, fixtures, and color schemes can transform a home into one that visitors are amazed at. Also, home dйcor is a great gift idea for friends and family; whether transforming an existing home for your loved one, or adding home dйcor to a newly purchased home is the perfect gift idea to show someone you are thinking of them and want to create something for them from the heart. There are a few simple steps to take before taking on a home dйcor project that will ensure a successful home dйcor project. When taking on such a project, one should always: • When shopping for trimmings, decorative pieces, and other home dйcor, it is important to inspect each piece for quality. Many of the less expensive pieces of home dйcor are made with thinner metals that will bend and warp easily and with paint that will chip, scratch, and/or fade out quickly. Choosing better home dйcor will ensure a long-lasting product that will not need to be replaced for a long time; thus, saving you money! • Remember, this project will encompass many different elements of the home. Make sure you plan the various sub-projects accordingly. Wall dйcor, for instance, should always be done last and after everything else is set and in its place. This will ensure the new wall dйcor not getting scratched up while furniture and other fixtures are brought through the home. • When considering this as one of many gift ideas, make sure that the recipient is going to like it. If they are aware of your gift ideas, run the ideas by them. If they are not aware, make sure you are confident they will like it. If this is an existing home, consider the style that is already present. If this is not considered, the recipient of this project might not like the new style. Likewise, if the home is brand new, make sure you gauge the style you are incorporating in the project by the style of the previous home. • Before adding fixtures, colors, wall effects, and the like, make sure you get rid of all the existing elements that are not staying. These items can include things such as: wall dйcor, carpet, furniture, lighting fixtures, and lamps. Failing to take this step in the process of making this transition easy will actually make it difficult. A human's eyes cannot make sense of colors that are randomly thrown about and it will make it harder on the brain to make a collective style decision on what is thrown around without organization. Home dйcor projects can be fun and exciting. It is very gratifying to look at a project when it is done and feel the accomplishment of doing something yourself that ended up beautiful. A before and after picture can do justice to the project by showing how dramatic of a change was made. But, before one can get to this point, there must be planning, analysis and execution. You should never jump into a project without planning for preparation and execution.