Unless you’re the kind of person who has a passion for interior design and is always thinking about new ways to refresh their décor, it’s likely that your interiors will start to look a bit tired and faded before you get around to thinking about getting the paint brush out. When you live in any place for a while, you become accustomed to the way it looks, and as long as it’s reasonably neat and tidy, you can carry on for years with the same design. Have a good look at your surroundings now with a fresh eye, and see if your home could do with a facelift.
Making It A Pleasure Rather Than A Chore
One of the reasons you tend to put off decorating is that it can be a lot of work to do it properly. Of course, that means an investment of your free time, too, which is probably in short supply. To get around this problem, don’t approach it on an all or nothing basis. You don’t have to spend two weeks flat out doing every room in the house. Instead, decide which room needs doing most, or which one makes the most sense to do first from a practical point of view. Then you can focus on getting that room just right, and start the next one when you’re ready. It’s also a good plan to get the best quality tools and materials that you can. Using cheap products will make the job a lot more difficult and time-consuming, plus you won’t get such a nice finish. If you have family members who can lend a hand that will lighten the load. If they aren’t going to be much help on the decorating side, then they can at least take over some of your other chores to give you more time.
Best Ways To Get Great Results
First of all, decide on how you want the new room to look. There is an almost infinite number of design ideas on the Internet, so you should be able to find some that you like, and that are suitable for your room and your lifestyle. Painting or wallpapering the room will give it an instant lift, so start with your color choices and then fit in your furniture and furnishings around the theme. New curtains always give a fresh feel to a room, and you can go for different curtain lengths to your previous design for added effect. You don’t necessarily need to buy all new furniture, you could swap things from other rooms, or upcycle your existing furniture to give it a new lease of life. The same with soft furnishings, you can use new cushion covers and bedcovers, but keep the bedding and the same cushions and pillows. It’s a nice touch to add a new artwork or two like a painting or photograph to the walls for added impact and interest.
Giving even one room in your home a fresh look can give you a real lift, and should inspire you to work your way around the rest of the house.