When it comes to redecorating, it can be hard to know where to start. These days, most people are living in some kind of apartment or small home. The smaller space makes some things easier and some things more difficult. The biggest issues when redecorating are knowing where to start and how to redecorate to utilize one’s space in the best way. This will likely have different definitions depending on the individual, but there are a few things one can think about to get the process started effectively. If you’re looking to redecorate, consider these five items as essential things to think about before the process begins. One of the biggest mistakes people make is starting the process before establishing what they want and having an organized game plan ahead of time. Check out these five tips to get started!
1. New Curtains
When thinking about color in a room, curtains are a great place to start. Blue curtains with light patterning go well with a variety of paint colors and will do wonders for framing your windows. Blinds work well, but they don’t look so great. Curtains are much cozier and are a great choice for redecorating an apartment fitted with blinds. Even in addition to what you already have, curtains are a great accent piece for someone looking to redecorate their living space.
Another thing that can spruce up a room is some additional rugs that tie the space together. Carpeting is fine, but usually a bland beige color that isn’t the most appealing and doesn’t compliment other fixtures that well. Sprucing up your space some rugs that match the style of your furniture and color schemes will do a great deal for your redecoration and help give that finishing touch to the space.
3. New Paint
Does your space have white, boring walls? Or maybe a shade of paint that you just can’t stand? Remember, you can always paint over walls, including the ones you have now. New paint is an essential part of redecorating, especially if you’re feeling like a room needs a change but you aren’t sure what. Changing the wall color to something more our own style can open up a lot of possibilities for adding fixtures and furniture that match. And for something extra fancy you could consider hiring a muralist or painting patterns on your wall for an artistic, creative vibe in your space.
4. Lighting Fixtures
One of the biggest things that makes a space aside from its contents and color is the lighting you have in each room. Warm lighting makes a big difference in how colors pop and what general tone the room has. Bright, fluorescent lights are never something you want in your home. But strangely, many of the fixtures that come with most apartments and homes have a similar type of light to fluorescent light. Avoid having washed out rooms by investing in some lighting fixtures to make your space warmer and more inviting.
5. Wall Art
Of course, no redecorating project would be complete without some new wall art to showcase your favorite photos, paintings, drawings, or posters that you love. Getting wall art framed can be expensive, but you can often find cheap frames at local thrift stores. Even if they contain a picture that you don’t necessarily want, you can repurpose the frame and throw away the old picture. This is a great way to find unique frames that you won’t find in most department stores.
6. Furniture and Storage
Furniture should probably be the last step in your decoration process after curtains, lights, and paint. That’s because the furniture you choose should match all of those other things. Plus, you would have to find somewhere to store your new furniture while things like painting occur. Once you have the above things sorted out, you can start looking for furniture pieces. These pieces should be both aesthetic and functional, taking into account what storage you have and what storage you might need. Bookshelves, coffee tables, and side tables with drawers and shelves are great for people looking to expand their storage with the redecoration.
Redecorating a room, home, or apartment is an exciting process, but it can get stressful without enough planning. Make sure you decide what kind of curtains you want, what kind of paint you want, and how the wall art should be placed before bringing in large new furniture pieces. This will ensure that you give yourself enough space to get the job done and make you more confident about your furniture choices for each room. Make sure to stay organized and take things one step at a time. It may take a few weeks to get the job done, but you’ll be much more satisfied if you take the space to do it right.