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Where to shop for antiques. Hunting for antiques in person will give you the most information — especially important when you are just starting out. Look through antiques stores and "barns" (where multiple vendors sell together), fairs, flea markets, auctions and estate sales. You may even have luck at local garage sales or on Craigslist — once you have your eyes open for antiques, you will be amazed at the sources you'll find.
Roadblock 5: Fear of getting it "wrong."This is perhaps the most common fear of all when it comes to decorating. None of us is perfect, and even professionals sometimes make purchases they regret or have a tough time finding just the right piece to complete a space.The important thing to remember is, this is your home. It does not need to please anyone but you. It feels good to move forward — you can always change things later. More: How to Savor Your Beautifully Imperfect Home