If watching HGTV has you dreaming of a new decor, perhaps your home is in need of an update.
While most experts recommend that you should redecorate your home every 7 years, many of us are overdue for some redecorating. In fact, nearly half (47%) of North Americans haven’t updated their home decor in the past five years.
How do you know if your home is out of date? Here are four reasons to consider updating your home.
Everything is White
If all the walls are the same colour as when you moved in, it’s time to personalize your space. The white space is a blank canvas.
Now it’s time to jazz up the place with some colour on the walls. Add furniture and new accessories to make the space truly your own.
Feel Good Factor
Do you feel bored when you are home? It should be a place that inspires you and renews your spirit.
If your space isn’t giving you the right energy it may be time to freshen up your space. Choosing a paint colour isn’t just about personal taste — it’s about creating a mood. Soothing, calm colours will help you feel rested while bright colours can be energizing.
Styles and trends change, but so do our tastes. A colour scheme that was so chic a few years back, may be dated now. While you may have been a “traditional style” person, you may feel drawn to more contemporary designs now.
Allow yourself the freedom to engage in different designs that suit your personality.
Changes in your life may trigger a need for change. For instance maybe you have taken up an interest in fitness and need a workout room.
Are you expecting? It’s time to create a nursery for the new bundle on the way. Perhaps the kid’s Power Rangers room is too “young” for them now that they are teens. Are you a newlywed? Your new blended style will reflect both your tastes. Or as a newly divorced person, you may want to indulge in a “uber feminine” style.
Do you entertain a lot? Maybe it’s time to create more of a new, modern, open concept dining/living room that allows you to feel more connected when you are sharing food and conversation with guests in your home.
If your son/daughter has left for college, you can use that newly empty room as a hobby room for painting, sewing, scrapbooking, or mediating. Or perhaps you or hubby want to live it up a bit with a new man cave, diva den, or spa bathroom.
Try A Mini-Redesign Refresher
If you don’t have the time or budget for a major design, there are lots of tiny things you can do to make a big impact.
- Try a new paint colour.
- Add a few new decorative pillows.
- Rearrange the furniture.
- Create a new decorative vignette with vases, pictures, or other accent pieces.
- Sometimes something as small as a new shower curtain or accent rug can do wonders to freshen up a room.
It’s time: Treat yourself to a design makeover. You SO deserve it!
Our physical surroundings have a huge impact on how we feel. It feels amazing to transform your space into something that is comfortable, classy, and expresses your unique style.
If you feel stuck, hiring an interior decorating professional may be a smart move to save you time, money, and frustration. They are experienced and will work closely with you to create the look you are going for.