How does one start on this adventure? The first step is looking at the room and determining what you still like and want to keep. The next step is figuring out how you’d like the room to look and feel when it’s complete. Getting inspired on Houzz, Pinterest, décor magazines will help you through this process. Clip and save images of rooms that speak to you for a certain colour, style, or a cool piece of furniture. You may find yourself being attracted to cool blues after years of loving reds and browns. You just never know, let yourself be inspired. The best part of course is shopping for the components and pulling the look together for your space.
Pick up paint chips and flooring samples and start choosing your furniture pieces. The fabrics on sofas, chairs are the soul in a room so be sure they reflect who you are. Neutrals are great for those who like to change things up frequently, but if you love geometric patterns, florals, toiles, why not experiment with them on chairs and toss pillows. Be bold and mix patterns together to get the designer look.
Don’t forget to budget for finishing touches such as lamps, mirrors, artwork and accessories, as they bring a room to life. Our favourite tip to clients is: finish the entire redecorating project before you start working on the next one. That way you’ll enjoy the result of your hard work and it will inspire you to tackle the next room.