How to Master a Home Redecoration Project

by Mother Huddle Staff
How to Master a Home Redecoration Project

It’s a brand new year and if you are looking at your home and thinking that it’s time for you to do a remodel, then you’re probably thinking this because things are looking shabby or maybe a little boring. 

However, taking on a home redecorating project is a huge undertaking and while it is likely that you will love the final look, you need to make sure that you get organized and think about all the important things you will need to do before you venture out on this adventure. 

Here are some things you need to know to make sure that your project goes smoothly.

Set Clear Goals

One of the first things you’re going to need to do is to make sure that you are setting clear goals. This is important before you start diving into redecorating full force.

You need to make sure that you establish clear motives for each space. Know what you want to accomplish and take the time to identify which rooms need your attention immediately. 

Do not attempt to do everything all at once. Break everything up into bite-size pieces whenever possible. 

The best thing you can do is to focus on one room at a time. This will help ward off that feeling that you are in over your head.

Be Realistic With Your Timelines

It’s important that you set a realistic timeline for the completion of the project. If you know you want your house to look good for Easter or Christmas, set deadlines and dates for everything. Be sure that you do not end up so tired that you start running around like a headless chicken trying to get everything done before you have visitors coming to your home. 

Make sure the timelines you set will accommodate your daily routines, your family responsibilities as well as your work commitments. The bottom line is that you need to set achievable goals, this is the only way you’re going to avoid frustration.

Detach and Organize

Before you start any redecorating project it’s important to get rid of what you don’t want. By clearing space you are making way for things to come that will benefit your redecoration project. 

If you have sentimental attachment to items and you find that they’re tugging at your heartstrings it’s a good idea to get a friend who is objective to assist you with making the right decisions about whether or not an item is truly worth hanging on to. 

This friend should be someone who will pry that supposed sentimental item out of your hand if you truly do not need it, and they help you toss it in the trash. 

This will declutter your home and make space for something new that you really do need.

Create a Design Plan 

You must make sure that you are creating a design plan. Your design plan is going to enable you to establish your vision. This is where you get to have fun. This time you have to decide on the color scheme you want to use and the theme you want to have in every room of your home for the project. 

Go wild with your colors if you want to, you can enlist the help of professional house painters as well. Unleash the creative energy that is inside you and have a clear picture of exactly how you want your aesthetics to look. You can go on visual platforms such as Pinterest to get ideas.

You don’t want your home to look like a botched construction job. If you don’t have a clear vision things will be all over the place in terms of design and this will not be a good look.  If you have a vintage themed home, make sure you have stylish antique furniture hardware that can make your theme more prominent. A design plan ensures that you have a cohesive look throughout your home.

Consider Your Budget

You really need to think about your budget when you are doing your redecorating project. You don’t want to break the bank and have money literally washing away down the drain. 

You need to prioritize what you’re going to invest in. For example, will it be the furniture, lighting, or decor items, it’s all up to you.

Make sure that at the end of the day, you don’t go broke, that’s the whole point. You want to be able to enjoy what you have accomplished without having to worry about the creditors calling.

Pace Yourself

As much as possible you need to try and pace yourself. You don’t want to get burned out. 

A redecoration project is not a sprint, always remember that. It’s more like a marathon. Slow and steady wins the race.

If you are determined about it you can pace yourself quite well. Go for a walk or lounge out on your porch and soak up the sun.

The point is that you should be taking regular breaks to recharge. The last thing you want is for your home decoration project to leave you completely burnt out.

Delegate Responsibility

Delegating responsibility is another thing you should consider. Get people to chip in and help you with every level of the project whenever possible. Carrying the redecoration of your shoulders all by yourself is exhausting!

Take the load off both your shoulders and your feet and enlist your family members and friends to assist you with various parts of the redecoration project depending on their skill level.

Get Professional Help

Decorating is a huge undertaking and there’s no need for you to feel like you are struggling up a hill filled with rocks trying to get to the top. 

There are professionals out there who understand what it takes to make redecoration projects work. You want at the end of the day for your home to have that “wow” factor.

Get your decorating project through the door by making sure that you are making all the right decisions when it comes to letting the project flourish. You always want to make sure that you hit the ground running when it comes to a project like this. It eliminates confusion and frustration and gets things done fast.

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