Need some ideas for redecorating?
You’ll be glad to hear that it’s nearly everyone who gets tired of their home’s look and decides to redecorate. It seems that if you wait 40 years things will come around back in style, but who wants to wait that long. So must of us get the 3, 5 or 7 year itch and tend to want a new look, which is fine. But let’s do this strategically, ok?
First, don’t become a junk shop addict and just buy things that catch your eye. It’s better to have an overall plan, and that plan should begin 1 room at a time. So what room do you want to redecorate first? The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you could star there (& do things on a budget, it doesn’t have to be a whole renovation). Or if your master bedroom is your castle, or office, or basement… whichever, just choose where to begin.
Next is agreeing with your significant other on the look you want! It’s good to have a clear direction and goal. Start by getting ideas from magazines (the library and going through old copies of architectural digest is a great start). Or there’s online, instagram and pinterest are great sites to view picture after picture. Agree on a style or type of look and you are then able to begin to create your own once you know what you want.
Lastly is deciding what to change. It could be the walls (paint) and that will give you a drastic change in a day. Look at what color will complement the walls and then decorate in those colors. Will you keep your furniture? Or change it out? What about light fixtures? Picture going from your typical beige walls/carpet with a brown couch and dark lamps, to a sea blue wall, with white rugs and golden fixtures. Quite the change isn’t it! You can do the same with a little planning, inspiration and action.