Do you think your house needs a little spruce? Or maybe you’re just moving into a new place and you’re totally at a loss as to how to redecorate. You might think you don’t have the skill, but you never know unless you try. All you need is tips to redecorate your home, so keep reading!
But why don’t I just hire a professional?
You could, but if you’ve got an eye for interior design, and you’re okay with putting in a bit of grunt work, you should be good to go with redecorating your home, for at least some things!
Also, there’s something deeply satisfying about making changes with your own hands to a place you’re going to spend a lot of time in, decorating it and making it look the way you want it to. If you don’t hire a professional and you still do things right, you could save a fair bit of money!
So here are some tips to redecorate your home!
Obviously, when it comes to redecorating your home, there are endless concerns, like a bottomless pit. But this should get you started with your interior design project!
- Figure out your style
How do you want to go about redecorating your home? It depends on you and what you’d like to come home to! Do you like minimalist and contemporary styles with monochrome or primary colors?
Or are you more into a traditional style where there’s a real sense of coherence and beautiful patterns, as well as neutral tones? You have to decide and plan your rooms accordingly!
- Keep an eye out for the lighting
Lighting is a very important part of a house, especially if you don’t get that much natural light. Get a dimmer on your lights so you can dim them if required. You can go for bigger lights in larger rooms if you like and use high wattage lamps.
- DIY, go big!
Don’t be afraid to go for do-it-yourself home renovation! If you think you can use your DIY skills to put together a piece of furniture, go for it. You can get friends or family members with DIY experience to help you out if you’re a beginner. You could also start small, with small corner tables or something easier to handle, before you move on to larger things.
Do-it-yourself home renovation could save you a lot of money because you’ll be paying for the supplies, and not the work. This may be easier if you live somewhere where DIY is part and parcel of homeware stores. Otherwise, hit the second-hand shops for some good furniture deals! Shopping for furniture is fun, see if you can pick up antique pieces.
- Paint the shabbier rooms
Get a new coat of paint onto those rooms where nothing sits right. You can look at the colors or samples yourself, and then choose a color that you think might fit with existing furniture (or if you’re planning to buy new ones, fit with the general theme). You can use wallpaper for transitional spaces or spaces you’re not sure what to do with; you can change it whenever you get tired of it.
- Use mirrors and drapes
If you put a mirror opposite a light source, it’ll brighten up the room. When you’re shopping for furniture (or building your own!) try to keep an eye out for larger mirrors, maybe with nice frames. As for drapes, they can make the ceiling look higher if placed well.
- Get a comfy space for you
Make your couch as comfortable as possible, because it’s where you’ll spend a lot of time sitting and watching Gossip Girl repeats! (If this is your bed instead, you should also pay a lot of attention to that). Go for cushions and throws, and try to make it all look inviting.
- Brighten up spaces with art
Quality art can be expensive, but you can always print out some nice art prints or sceneries, or whatever else you like, on nice paper and put it in a lovely frame. Place your art slightly above furniture to give the room a nice look. Paintings above sofas or desks are winners.
You should definitely be able to make a running start with these tips to redecorate your home. Remember to pick what you like but also be practical. That said, don’t try to convince yourself you like something you hate. Be calm and remember your budget, and above all, have fun!