Where Do I Start When Redecorating My Home?

Where Do I Start When Redecorating My Home?

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Many people think that decorating their home is going to be an extremely difficult task. But it does not have to be as difficult as you think. All you need to do is plan out what you are going to do and decorate your home how you want. Create  your own vision to help get yourself started. Here are some tips on how to plan your decorating.

Budget
The first thing to consider is the budget. You can’t do more with your house than you can afford. You need to decide how much money you have to spend and what you can get for that money. You need to find the best deals for your decorating materials or new items. Some things that you may need to purchase include paint, wallpaper and possibly new furniture.
Theme
What type of house do you want? Do you want it to have an old-fashioned theme? or a modern theme? Do you want it to have a girly theme? or a boyish theme? Maybe you want it to be elegant or maybe you want it to be retro. This is all up to you. The items and decorating materials you purchase all link to the theme of your house, so this is one of the first decisions you need to make. Do not expect to get very far if you do not have a plan.
What effect are you trying to create?
Are you trying to make your home seem more spacious? If so, then get rid of the clutter around your home. Maybe introduce a few mirrors around your home. Mirrors make a room look larger than it is. Natural light and mirrors work well together. A room looks bigger with natural light and a mirror enhances this effect.
What colours are you looking for?
There are no longer any simple colours to choose from, for example red, blue and green. Now there are hundreds of different colour names, for example, periwinkle blue or candy cane pink. Make sure you know exactly what colour you are looking for. Try and keep the same colour scheme for a room. Also, light and neutral colours make a room look bigger, so if this is the effect you are going for then choose colours in this category.
Look at pictures
If you don’t really know what look you are going for, but you know you need a change, then look at pictures for inspiration. There are so many pictures around with modern interior designing. Have a look and see if anything jumps out at you as the perfect room. If you do find something, then try to recreate this look.
Decorating does not have to be a difficult task. Make it easier for yourself by planning it out and following these tips. You are more likely to succeed with your goal if you have planned it out prior to beginning the job.

Marie has been an interior designer for the past 10 years and she is passionate about this topic. She can be found writing about her passion on www.handydiytips.com