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Jan. 1 is a day of determination. It’s a day that carries a certain brand of optimism in our abilities to overcome challenge.  It is a new year and time for new beginnings, resolutions, clean slates and a chance to start fresh! The designers at Inside Story would like to kick off this new year by encouraging anyone and everyone to create a “Vision Board”. The possibilities are limitless when putting together your vision board and we encourage you not to leave out your vision for your home.

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Is it time for a new sofa, rug or paint color? Then take all of those old magazines lying around the house (we all know you have them) and put together things that inspire you! New Year’s day is a day of wide ranging optimism.  This year when looking at the changes you might make how about you examine the environment in which you live.

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“The purpose of a vision board is really to get you to focus on what it is you’re striving for,” explains Marcia Layton Turner, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vision Boards (Alpha, 2009).  “Through pictures, [a vision board] focuses your mind,” Turner says. It helps you notice opportunities and stay on the path to success.

A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of your dreams and desires. It can also be called a dream board, treasure map or vision map.

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Vision boards are a great way to make you feel positive, and are helpful if you are using the law of attraction.

The tried and true method of creating a vision board is the collage method. Collect images of particular items that you feel would work best in completing your desired room and paste them to poster board in an aesthetically pleasing manner.  Another method is a website called Olioboard.

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For aspiring interior designers and overall design enthusiasts, Olioboard is an easy way to communicate complex artistic concepts visually.