STEP THREE: Follow Your Design Roadmap
In the "Start With What You Love" post, I recommended you start decorating your room around a fabric, an area rug or a piece of art you couldn't imagine life without. That item will become the guide or the roadmap for your project. Once you have it in place, you are free to make purchases and other decorating decisions knowing that everything will in some way tie back to the inspiration piece.
Think of your home as a puzzle with many pieces. You would never dump the pieces on the table and start assembling them without taking a look at the box. The completed image on the box is your roadmap. You need that picture in your head to guide where you place each puzzle piece. Likewise, you need your inspiration piece to guide you when you are out making selections for your room. And just like you wouldn't look at the box once and discard it before the puzzle is complete, you don't want to lose sight of your room inspiration before it is done either.