Steps to Redecorate Your Home

If you’ve just moved your furniture and decor into a home you purchased among the Indianapolis houses for sale, or anywhere else, and find that it’s just not working or perhaps you’re simply tired of the same old look, redecorating is probably on the top of your mind. 

While hiring a professional interior decorator is a great way to ensure it’s done right, you might want to get your own creativity going, have a little fun and save a significant amount of money with the average cost anywhere from nearly $2,000 to over $11,000. 

These steps will help you navigate the process easier.


Create a Budget and Stick to It

Unless you have endless cash to spend, determine a budget for the total project to avoid making poor buying decisions and spending more than you anticipated. You’ll want to keep track of everything all expenses whether you use a notebook or a spreadsheet. Organize your receipts and warranties in one place so that you can access them easily if you need to.



This is a perfect time to get rid of anything you don’t really love or use, donating, tossing or selling them at a yard sale. Keep an eye out for items you might be able to repurpose.


Consider the Purpose for Each Room

Knowing what each space is intended for if you don’t already, is important for good redecorating decisions. For example, if you decide that a room will be the family room, one that you’re likely to use every day to watch TV, let the kids play, your pets hang out and maybe eat too, use those cues, perhaps more family- and pet-friendly, durable furnishings and decor. A living room that isn’t used often except for occasionally entertaining may be more geared for adults, with perhaps sophisticated items like some antiques or silk slipcovers.


Change the Mood with Color

If a room or rooms in your home seem a bit boring, you can easily you can change that up with color. A space that’s too bright may need more depth and warmth with richer colors and natural materials. Think about how certain shades make you feel as they can influence any emotion, from peaceful serenity to rage. Lighter hues can make a room seem brighter and larger while darker colors are warm and sophisticated providing a more intimate appearance to a bigger space.

Yellow tends to be cheery and joyful, capturing sunshine and communicating happiness – it’s a great choice in a kitchen. Blues and greens are calming, ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Red brings the energy level up in a room and stimulates conversation, popular in dining rooms.


Start Big 

After repainting, focus on the big items in each room before concentrating on small accessories. Minimize the color scheme into two colors to make shopping easier and create spaces that look well put together. Fill in with decorative items toward the end of your redecorating project so that you’ll have a better sense of which areas need more as well as easy access to important dimensions such as the clearance between shelves.



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