We all love shortcuts… Ok, well at least I do! There is so much information to remember when DIY’ing your decorating and design, we thought it might be nice to have a good list of decorating checklists & cheat sheets. I love these infographics because you can see so much info at a glance, and just Pin them away for later! So whether you want to know the best way to make a bed, or how to arrange your dining chairs, how to Feng Shui a room, or how high to hang your lighting, or everything in between, here is your list of great decorating cheat sheets!


Decorating Checklists, Charts and Cheat Sheets!

Home Staging Checklists

Getting ready to sell your home, or just want it to look that good? This infographic from ‘Moshells‘ on how to stage your home shows you exactly what to do to make your home quick sale ready. Most realtors use home staging these days, because it works! Save some cash and stage it yourself.

Decorating Cheat Sheets


Color Chart for Home Decorating

Want to know exactly how to choose colors for your home decorating? Then refer to this cheat sheet on the psychology of color by ‘The Painters of Louisville‘. You can learn everything you need to know about basic color theory from this infographic!



Table Setting Chart

Every holiday has it’s issues, and one of the biggest decorating issues is how to set that table! Use this table setting chart from ‘Visual.ly‘ whether it’s Easter or Christmas that is just around the corner! (Or you just want to set a nice table for you!)



How to Choose the Right Paint Finish

Want to know what kind of paint to use where? Gloss or flat? Eggshell? This cheat sheet from ‘Pepper Design Blog‘ and ‘Olympic Paint’ will tell you the how to choose a paint finish for each room in your home!



Bed Size Guide

Want to do some rearranging or redecorating in the bedroom? You might want a handy bed size guide, (headboards too!) like this one from ‘Remodelaholic‘. This is a great reference when trying to figure out if a king size bed and headboard will fit against that “perfect” wall…

Decorating Cheat Sheets


Feng Shui Chart

From ‘Soothing Walls‘, if you ever wanted to add a little (or a lot!) of Feng Shui to your home, here is a quick little chart on how to do it!

Decorating Cheat Sheets


Furniture Spacing Guidelines

Want to know how much room between the couch and the coffee table? ‘This Old House‘ shows us how to leave plenty of room when arranging a typical living room.You can use these furniture spacing guidelines for other rooms as well!



Bed Making 101

Want to know how to make a bed like a luxury hotel, or ideas on pillows? Check out these bed making cheat sheets by ‘Matouk‘. Then go visit our complete guide on Make a Perfect Bed- Boutique Hotel Style!




Living Room Layout Ideas

Finally,  if you are looking to figure out just how to plan your living room layout, this cheat sheet by ‘Furnished Up‘ covers everything from conversation areas to visual balance! Don’t forget to pin the ones you like to save for later!



Pin and save these decorating charts, checklists and cheat sheets for later! We think you will wan to jump right on over to our posts on Furniture Arranging Ideas and 20 Best Budget Decorating Tips. Also pop on over to our post on The Top 3 Furniture Arranging Mistakes and How to Fix Them at our sister site, OhMeOhMy!

Image Credits: Moshells, Painters of Louisville , Visual.ly, Pepper Design/ Olympic Paint, Remodelaholic, Soothing Walls, This Old House, Matouk, Furnished Up

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  1. Ana September 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much for gathering this! These are the little things that bag at me, I especially love the bed play-by-play! Awesome.

  2. Aaleyah November 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    This is amazingly breathtaking. This guides are lifesavers.

  3. sasha October 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

    this is amazing ! thanks for posting it. :)

  4. kc January 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Love these info graphics, is there any way to print them off to keep in a binder?

    1. Kathy Bates May 4, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Since they aren’t standard sizes, I would recommend copy and paste into a word processing program, then print from there!


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