Time to get out with the old and in with the new and improved. If you’re dying to redo a room, it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by paint, fabrics, and design aspects galore. These expert tips will lend the perfect helping hand, so whip out your Pinterest and get down to it.
1. Set a Firm Budget
This could quite possibly the most important part of the design process. It is all too easy to walk into your favorite design store feeling invincible with plastic in hand & overspend. When embarking on the mission that is home decor, be sure to set a firm budget for yourself to ensure you don’t overspend.
Pro Tip: When creating your budget, be sure to leave a little wiggle room for unexpected expenses.
2. Measure, Measure, Measure
When picking out your brand new favorite pieces, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of buying, bringing that brand new piece home and then discovering that it’s way too big or small for your room. That’s where measuring comes in. Before heading to the shops be sure to get the specs on your space, ensuring your new is perfect the first time around
3. Mood Board
Before starting your project, sift through some magazines, blogs, and design sites to envision your perfect decor dream.
Pro tip: When selecting your color scheme, be sure to keep the 60-30-10 rule in mind. Assign 60% of the room a dominant color, 30% a secondary color, and 10% an accent color.
4. Wonderful Walls
When hanging your artwork, be sure that you’re hanging it at the proper height. The bottom of your piece should be about 3 to 8 inches above your furniture. Too much space draws the eye to the wall and not to your carefully selected art.
5. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…
….who’s the fairest decorator of them all. While selecting artwork for your walls, try opting for a mirror. Not only will the light bounce off your mirror, making your room feel bigger, but placing by the doorways allows for quick once-overs while leaving the room. Très chic.
6. Get Low
In order to maximize your space, decorate with furniture that is low to the ground. This will provide the illusion that your room is actually bigger than it is. If you’re #blessed enough with super high ceilings, go for a furniture with taller legs.
7. Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle
To stay not only budget friendly, but green friendly, upcycle materials when you can. Not only, will your house guests be impressed by your DIY skills, but it allows you to customize your decor to *exactly* what you want.
8. Less is More
Like your mom has always said, less is always more. This rule holds true in design as well. When upgrading your room, be sure to do a deep clean before purchasing any decor. This keeps your rooms uncluttered and current. While selecting knick knacks, try to keep things to a more minimal nature, keeping tables and dresses clutter free.
9. Resist the Flow
Whether you’re going for boho chic or country farmhouse, we can’t wait to see what you come up with.