Is your home looking a little tired, or dated? If you’re keen to transform the spaces you live in, there’s a lot to consider. Here are a few tips for restyling your home that you can use as inspiration!
Define your budget
Before you start, it’s important to set your budget. Define how much you will spend on renovations, furniture, paint, soft furnishings, lighting, and accessories. Prioritise your essential needs, and use that as a starting point on a timeline towards the final finished product.
Decide on a theme
You can follow home design trends, or theme your home based on your own specific tastes. The overall theme should reflect your lifestyle, your personality and the type of emotive response you’d like to feel when you’re in your home.
As an example, you may choose to restyle the kitchen, dining room and lounge room in a cohesive style, while bedrooms, study nooks or bathrooms have an individual theme, depending on the occupant’s personal tastes.
Selecting a colour palette requires choosing complementary colours to enhance your overall concept. Colour pulls your entire look together and it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways of restyling your home.
Think carefully about the mood you’d like to inspire within your spaces. Bright colours add energy, fun and boldness, darker colours can create a sophisticated feel, and pastels promote a fresh, homely and welcoming vibe.
Lighting your home
Lighting can change the mood and the focal points of each room. Changing window coverings can be a simple solution for taking advantage of morning or afternoon sunlight, or adding table lamps adds cosiness and warmth to a sitting room or bedroom.
Consider space and positioning
Depending on the space available to you, study how you can rearrange or restyle your furniture and accessories. Leave adequate room to move around and make sure your design incorporates storage solutions, to remove any clutter that may detract from the overall aesthetic.
This is also a fantastic opportunity to clean up and throw away any unnecessary items. Take a good look at everything, from old furniture to cluttered benchtops and odds and ends that do little but collect dust and create more housework.
Make use of accessories
Accessories can give your home an instant facelift and tie your design theme together. Either purchase new or rearrange existing pieces to best suit your design. Position clocks, candle holders, vases, frames and treasured knick-knacks throughout, to add character and charm.
Once you’ve finished your restyle, take a step back and view it objectively to ensure harmonious flow throughout the house. Then, simply sit back and enjoy your brand new abode!
For a stress-free solution, you might also consider using interior decoration services. An experienced decorator can take the hard work out of giving your home the makeover you’ve been dreaming of, and provide an array of styling options to suit your lifestyle.