With Spring on the horizon and the days getting longer, there couldn’t be a better time to redesign your home and give it a new leash of life. Most of us are not fortunate enough to be experienced interior designers, and knowing where to start when it comes to this task is enough to make anyone panic! Here are our 5 essential home redesign tips to make the process run smoothly for you.
1. Fail to plan, plan to fail
Whilst it may be tempting to just crack on with the job, planning your redesign is crucial. By having a plan from the start you could save yourself time and money in the long run, resulting in the finished project being exactly as you had planned. Put together a realistic timeline so that you know what tasks need doing and when, to keep your project on track. Of course don’t forget your interior design mood board too, which will help you visualise your renovation from the beginning.
2. Your home should reflect you
As well as following the latest interior design trends, you should always remember that your personality should be reflected in your home. Pinterest is a great place to start gathering ideas, but don’t worry if this leaves you feeling uninspired. You may like elements of one image and elements of another - there is nothing to say you can’t combine the two. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see if they work. After all, this redesign is all about freshening up your home.
3. Be wary of new fads
There are many new interior design trends cropping up all the time, but try not to get your head too set on one idea. Remember they are fads, and what is popular one month may not be popular the next. Ask yourself whether you really like the trend (even when it goes out of fashion), or whether you are just jumping on the bandwagon.
The best way to approach this is to stay on the safe side with big and expensive items of furniture. Then if you are wanting to experiment with new styles, try doing this with smaller items and accessories. That way you won’t be spending lots of money on large pieces of furniture that you will find yourself wanting to upgrade a couple of months down the line.
4. Think about every room in your house
When it comes to redesigning homes, most people tend to stick to the core areas of the house such as the sitting room or the kitchen, where most of the time is spent. However, don’t neglect other rooms such as the bathrooms or the entrance hallway. Consider the renovation as a whole, and try to incorporate your theme throughout the house.
5. Mix the old with the new
Redesigning your home is an expensive task so by mixing some of your current furniture with new styles, it is a great way to keep costs down. Many of your old bits of furniture will have been chosen because you liked them at the time, so don’t feel like you have to get rid of them. It is often a better idea to invest in some new smaller items like tissue box covers to modernise your home a little.
We hope this has given you some useful tips to get you started with your home redesign, feel free to browse our collection for those smaller items that can transform your home and add a hint of colour.