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.
- 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.
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