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12 Ways To Make Decorating Your Home Far Easier

Decorating your home can sometimes be fun, and sometimes be laborious and tedious. The thing about decorating your home is that you can’t just make your home a carbon copy of somebody else’s. Your home needs to suit your tastes and lifestyle perfectly, so only you can decide what is right for you and your space.

It can seem like a gargantuan task, especially if you’re starting from square one, but taking your time so that you can make better decisions is a must. In this post, we’re going to discuss 12 ways you can make decorating your home far easier.

Read on if you’d like some suggestions that can help you to finally create the space of your dreams:

  1. Use A Lay Out App So You Get An Idea Of Your Options

Don’t try to piece together the lay out of a room all by yourself. You may end up with issues, such as tripping over rugs or banging into corners. The best thing to do is to use a lay out app so you can get the best idea of your options. You simply put in your measurements and the app will suggest lay out options to you. It’ll be much easier than manually moving everything around, only to realize that your initial idea didn’t work well after all.

  1. Create A Collage Or Pinterest Board So You Know What Styles You Like

If you’re starting with a bit of a blank canvas and you don’t know where to start, you need to get a feel for the sort of styles you like. Create a collage using magazines, or easier still, make a Pinterest board so that you can see the recurring styles in your pins and figure out what you’ll like best in your home.

  1. Don’t Be Afraid To Hire Help If You Need It Decorating alone will take a while, and there’s every chance you’ll make mistakes that can be tough to rectify. Sometimes, it’s better to hire a pro who is used to taking care of decorating, so you can focus on what you’re actually good at.A professional decorator is a small price to pay for spare time and a perfectly decorated home.

 

  1. Source Your Decorations From Stores With The Best Customer Service

Finding stores with the best customer service is one of the best things you can do when sourcing your new decorations. The best stores will be happy to give you advice if you’re not sure whether something is right for your home. Whether you’re looking for picture frames and you’re not sure which frames will look right with your images, or you’re worried about returning something if it doesn’t look right, finding stores with unbeatable customer service is imperative.

  1. Appreciate The Well Loved Items In Your Home
This belonged my husband’s nan and were passed onto us after her death. They are well loved but we couldn’t ever part with them.

Instead of looking to replace absolutely everything in your home, find new appreciation for some of the more well loved items. These items are far from old and ugly. They have served the home well, and in some cases, the home will look more comforting for having them.

  1. Figure Out How Your Home Is Used Most And Decorate To Suit

Consider how your home is most used before you decorate. This way, you will be able to make sure that it suits your lifestyle down to the ground. If you love to entertain friends, how can you make your home more suited to that? If you love to cook, what can you to make your home the perfect place to prepare food? Your home shouldn’t just look great, it should be functional too.

  1. Mix Different Styles To Create A Timeless Look That Nobody Can Copy

Instead of choosing one style you like, mixing different styles and different eras is a great way to create a unique, timeless look that nobody can copy. The look is timeless because nobody will be able to pinpoint the exact decor trend, and that means it can never ‘go out of style’!

  1. Avoid Following Trends

Following trends should be avoided. This is a quick way to make your home look outdated once the trend has disappeared a few months down the line. If you want to avoid constantly decorating and spending money on your decor, you should make sure you don’t let trends suck you in.

  1. Take Your Time

Many people make the mistake of thinking they have to finish decorating their home within a week, but this is not the case. Attempting to finish decorating your home in the shortest amount of time will only stress you out, and leave you with a mediocre result. Instead, break down your plan by room and really take your time with what you plan to do. If you’ve just moved in, you should also give yourself time to get to know your space better. This will allow you to determine what you need to include. The following are things that you can gradually add as you get used to your home and a feel for what it needs:

  • Splashes of accent color
  • Flooring/carpets
  • Storage/organization
  • Accent tables
  • Lighting
  • Textiles like pillows and throws
  • Wall art
  • Window treatments

There is absolutely no rush to finish decorating your home. If you’re planning on living there for the foreseeable future, you want to take your time to ensure that you will enjoy the decor for years to come. It might take months, so just enjoy the process!

  1. Know Where To Splurge And Where To Save
My kitchen curtains. Classic 1960’s flower power. £3.50 charity shop. I have a blue table cloth to match.

The key to making decorating your home a breeze is knowing where you should splurge your cash and where to save. Usually, you want to splurge on the biggest piece in a room. For instance, if this is your living room, it would be your seating. You want it to be high quality, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, so spend as much as you can afford on it. If having a great TV is important to you, splurge on that too. Then, you can find ways to save everywhere else. Learn how to make frugal decisions so you get the most bang for your buck.

Remember, you don’t have to fill the entire room with accessories, either. Sometimes less is more.

  1. Know Your Budget

Knowing what your budget is will stop you from overspending and resenting your purchases later on. Figure out how much you can afford to spend, whether that’s in total or monthly. Don’t go over your budget; allocate pots towards each room, and then each element, and you can make smarter decisions.

  1. Start From The Beginning

Struggling to work out what direction to take a room in? Sometimes, having elements of the old space left over can be confusing. Start from the beginning! Take everything out of the room, even the furniture, so you’re left with a blank canvas. You can then see the room for what it is and make sure you make the smartest, most functional, aesthetically pleasing decisions. Sometimes, all you need to do is start from scratch to gain clarity.

Conclusion:

The above 12 pointers will help you to make decorating your home a breeze. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be cheap, or you’re easily going to find the perfect sofa or TV. It just means you’ll be able to make the best decisions for your budget and for each room.

Do you have any ideas of your own that you’re going to use when giving your home a makeover? Leave them below!

 

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 young daughters, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting brands.

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