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Plan a Room Makeover Like a Pro

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

One thing I get every time when someone asks me to help with decorating is the frustration of not knowing where to start. Is there a secret no-fuss formula when it comes to decorating your dream home? The short answer is yes and it's not a secret, it's down to having a strategic approach. Decorating should be a fun process. So what takes the fun out of it?

The strategy that will make decorating easy and fun for you:

Get in The Right Mindset

The thing is, you want your home to be perfectly styled and once you have that on your mind, it creates anxiety, because reaching perfect seems like a lot of work. First of all, it doesn’t have to be perfect! It needs to make you feel good, happy and content. Start by focusing on what sort of environment makes you happy instead of what will wow your friends and family. Your home is a reflection of your mind. It should represent your true self. Don’t worry it’s easier than it sounds.

How Certain Design Style Makes you Feel

A particular type of design makes you feel certain ways, but that is is not down to the style itself, it’s more of your personal perception. As they say “The beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” For example, I might feel happy about the minimal modern type of room, it feels tidy and spacious, uncluttered  -  which also makes it easy to clean. On the other hand, you might have completely different feelings about the same style  - it feels empty, cold and it lacks cosiness you would prefer. To be able to understand what design style suits your emotions, you will need to decide which one is your cup of tea. Step by step guide on how to choose a design style perfect for you on my previous post.

Not Your Fave Anymore

This is where probably all of us made a mistake at one point ( I know I did). Normally you would get the inspiration and go for shopping straightaway. Nothing wrong with that, but we are missing one important step in-between. Before getting more stuff and creating even more clutter, look around your room and see what are the things you don’t like. Put them aside for donation or sale and only leave the things you love. Also, see if you could repurpose any of it. In this way, you will also reduce the waste that goes to landfill.