Tips for Redecorating your Home this Year

Redecorating is one of those things that can sound like a great idea when you first think about it, and quickly spin out of control as you realise how much work it is.

However, redecorating is a great way to give your home a whole new feel and incorporating tastes and styles from the whole family, without having to move.

Here are some tips for redecorating your home this year:


Make a plan

Before you actually begin painting walls and buying new furniture, it’s a good idea to take some time to plan out each room. Will you be in that house for the next ten or fifteen years or do you see yourself moving in a few years and so will need to sell up?

The way you redecorate will probably depend on if the home only needs to appeal to you and your family or if you’ll be wanting to attract buyers in a few years, which is why now is a good time to think about how long you’ll be in the house for.

Once you’ve decided how long you’ll be living in this home, it’s time to think about the actual redecoration. You may be one of those people who has been collecting paint samples and fabric colours for years and just be excited to get started, but if you’re not, don’t worry.

Spend a few days on Pinterest and discover different home decorating blogs and websites, or flick through a few magazines. Then you can quickly get an idea of what styles you like and which ones you don’t. Another option is to pay for an hour or two with an interior decorator so they can give you some tips.


Save some money

Any savings that you achieve while redecorating can then be put towards the budget in the kitchens and bathrooms- areas that are typically more expensive. One way to save money is to do some DIY, and it’s pretty easy to paint a room after learning the basics online (if you don’t have the time, feel free to leave it to the professionals).

You may find that you discover the perfect piece of furniture online and it’s in another city or even another state. Shiply is excellent for this, and they can transfer your new finds to you quickly and easily.

Make it a team effort

If you find yourself the only person doing all of the redecorating, you’re probably going to become resentful and burnt out. If you’re too much of a perfectionist you may find that the rest of the family backs away and leaves you to it, which is why you need to involve them from day one.

Have a family meeting and make a list of all the things you love and don’t love about your home. This can be a great way to get insight from the kids, and will give you plenty of ideas about the redecoration. You’ll also find that the whole family is often willing to roll up their sleeves and help with things like clearing toys and furniture and painting.