Redecorating your home is not a simple, straightforward task regardless of the number of rooms you will be working on or the size of the house. Done well, it can offer your home a fresh breath, making it more comfortable and welcoming.
You can even add several utilities like a fireplace center while also decluttering other spaces. However, when executed without a plan, it can be burdensome, costly, and fail to achieve the initial goals for the home redecoration project.
With this in mind, herein are the five things to consider before redecorating your home.
1. The reason behind the need for change
The first thing to consider is what has prompted you to desire a redecoration of your home. Are their practical reasons, or you are doing this for aesthetic purposes. At times it can be both factors. You may be seeking more space, or you want new fabric material, or the furniture has become too old.
Whatever the reason prompts you to decorate your home anew, should guide the whole process if you are to achieve satisfaction in the end. The motivation to remodel acts like the goal and purpose you seek to accomplish by the redecoration.
Whether it is a new color theme or you want your house to accommodate a home office, aim to work within this reason.
2. Your needs and lifestyle
Your redecoration has to match your current needs and lifestyle. If you have a family, it has to reflect the needs of the other members, especially the children too. They may need playing space or bedroom décor that reflects their age better.
Create a list of what you need from your house, avoiding to get wishful items you may not have use for presently or in the near future. Items in the house and the ones you hope to purchase should match these needs and your lifestyle for the foreseeable future.
Otherwise, you may end up with a beautiful home but one that is impractical, and either expensive to maintain or to limit your way of life.
3. Budget and timeline
Before starting the redecoration process, you need to define how much you want to spend on the project and how long you intend to take. Having a budget allows you to prioritize and keeps you in check not to splash on vanity items.
It also speeds up decision-making since the cost will be a significant factor, and you get to consider alternatives you wouldn’t have.
Having a timeline, on the other hand, guards against procrastination and ensures the project is not done in piecemeal.
It also helps you take the whole matter seriously and plan for the resources you will need, including an assisting hand. When redecorating takes long, there is a risk of missing cohesion, and you change your mind severally, increasing further costs and lacking a unified theme.
4. What is staying and what is going
As already noted, redecoration offers you a chance to declutter the house and bring in new items. The best approach then is to identify what will be removed from the home and what will remain.
Based on your list of needs and lifestyle, you will be able to know what is still in use. By removing items out of use or no longer serving their purpose, you create space for new furniture or just enough space in a house that may have been lacking it.
It is an excellent time for reflection, and it may even be emotional for you parting with particular items. You can donate or also sell them if they are still in good condition.
The money can help with the budget. Wooden furniture can be repurposed if you are a DIY enthusiast.
5. What will be the centerpiece of your redecoration?
With all the above factors considered, you are ready to start the redecoration process. The final aspect to consider will be the item or element of your home around which you will redecorate the rest of the house.
It could be the walls, the rug, or the original furniture items. You may want to have certain fabrics, texture, and materials like wood, composite or metal or want to style around colors.
Paying attention to all these five considerations makes the whole process smooth and allows you to complete it in a timely and cost-effective manner.