Home Redesign – Sprucing Up Your “Home Sweet Home”

A Spruce with Home Redesign

Sometimes it’s just not in the cards or in the budget to tackle a complete re-decorating project or big remodeling job.  Home re-design is a bit like staging a home for sale, except you remain in your home.

Here are some tips for “using what you have” in creative ways to improve and freshen up your interiors.

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  • De-clutter – You’ve heard the term before, but first things first.  Take one room at a time and clear out any extraneous “stuff”.  Clean, sort, donate and toss. Now you have a blank canvas and can start to visualize the possible changes to make.
  • Analyze and organize –Think hard about the use of the room. Focus on purpose and define your priorities. Make a plan and follow it. Keep a theme or continuous thread from room to room.
  • Re-arrange – Furniture, art and accessories can be arranged in a new way to give new life to your room. Keep all of your favorite things and focus on what makes you happy.
  • Paint – is the number one best decorating tool. Not only will it make everything feel fresh and clean, color is a great way to lift one’s spirits. Neutral is great, but maybe it’s time to stretch your wings and add a bit of spice.  If you feel timid about having bold colors on walls, consider instead adding some color in your life in the way of furniture or fabrics.

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Most importantly, take an objective look at your home as if you were a guest.  Go from room to room with an open mind and a critical eye.  Should you still find this process to be a bit daunting, enlisting a professional interior designer is a great investment.  Your interior designer will work with you to spruce up your home and make the “old” seem like new again.

 

Contributed by Kathy Jarvis, CAPID

 

3 Responses to “Home Redesign – Sprucing Up Your “Home Sweet Home””

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  1. Janice says:

    Such great tips and reminders that everyone can apply!

  2. wonderful post.Never knew this, regards for letting me know.

  3. Love the tip about looking at your home as a guest!

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