How to make the most of your home this winter
ARE you a little tired of how your home currently looks and feels?
Regardless of whether you want to create a modern mecca or a home with a rustic feel to it there are home decorating ideas and plenty of accessories to help you achieve this dream.
Before you start the decorating process, there are several things you should do so that your home décor matches your dreams of what the finished item will look like.
First off you’ll need a theme for the project. Get your hands on as many home decorating book and magazines as you can. As you read through them you’ll find yourself drawn to one theme or style more than others. Exposure to as many decorating styles as possible is the key here.
Once you choose a colour scheme, think about what you want to do in the room you will be re-decorating. Don’t be trapped into thinking you need to decorate a room in a certain way because it was intended for that purpose by the builder.
If your family eats in the kitchen, decorating your dining room with a big table and a buffet may just be a waste of valuable space. Instead, you may want to use your dining room as a study, a home office, or a play room.
After choosing a use for the room it’s time to put together a shopping list for it. One of the most important items on the list is paint. Something worth bearing in mind here is that you’ll need to empty the room entirely before starting painting - there’s nothing worse than having to scramble over furniture to get the painting completed.
You may, however, want to shop for a rug, a painting, or a piece of furniture to use as an inspiration piece first. After all, if you find the perfect red couch after you’ve already painted the walls a different shade of red, you may wish you would have gone with a more neutral wall colour. Don’t forget to add accessories to your shopping list. They help complete the home’s decorating scheme.
Don’t forget to take some time out to relax in your new room once it’s finished — especially before you start redecorating the next room in the house.
Remember the whole reason for redecorating that room was so that you could feel more comfortable in it right? are lots of reasons to extend, whether you want to create more space, add value to your home or just love the area in which you live. The increasing cost and hassle of moving combined with uncertainty in the property market makes staying put an attractive prospect. Many homes have untapped potential, and renovations can make a home more enjoyable to live in as well as adding to its market value.
Before planning that extravagant extension or costly conversion, it’s crucial to talk to a local auctioneer to find out what renovations are popular in your area. Every street has a ceiling value so don’t over develop if you want to see a good return on your investment.
This is why putting in research first can be the right way to go. Plan wisely and you’ll add more value than the amount spent.
Once you choose a colour scheme, think about what you want to do in the room you will be re-decorating.