The new year is a great time to think about redecorating. 

We all want our homes to be warm and inviting spaces that reflect our personality, but it’s easy for interior styles to get outdated.

We’ve put together some guidelines to help you work out when you need to redecorate. If any of these apply, then it might be time to update your space!

Temporary Furniture Became Permanent

Does your house consist of mostly flat-packed or hand-me-down furniture that you insisted was only temporary? It doesn’t match and you don’t particularly like it, but you haven’t got around to replacing it? Then it might be time to redecorate! 

When you surround yourself with thoughtfully chosen furniture, you’ll find yourself becoming much happier and more relaxed in your home. Start by investing in some permanent pieces like the velvet sofa you’ve always dreamt of having or the perfect dining table for hosting lavish dinner parties.

Outdated Trends

Do you feel like you’re stuck with outdated trends, mismatched themes or a style that you once loved but now no longer represents your lifestyle?

It’s easy to update your interiors without replacing any large items of furniture – it’s all about the accessories. Don’t feel like you have to follow a hot trend. Instead, swap out the mismatched items for new cushions, throws and accessories to complement the colour theme you want. You’ll create a cohesive theme that gives your home a whole new look!

You Are Ready For Your Dream Home

If you’re putting together a ‘Home Design’ Pinterest board or planning out your perfect
interiors, it could be a sign that you’re ready to create your dream home.

Creating your dream home doesn’t require an extravagant extension or complete overhaul
of everything you own, it’s about updating a few key features so your home becomes both
functional and beautiful.

Start by perfecting your colour scheme with new paint or wallpaper, updating the flooring
and lighting, and adding the pieces of furniture you’ve been dreaming about. This could be
something big like finally putting in a kitchen island, or something as small as indulging in a
marble coffee table or installing a modern pendant light.

Whatever your dream home looks like, remember to allow all the ideas that have been
inspiring you to take over as you bring it life.

Not Enough Storage Space

This is a common problem when you’ve been living in the same place for a few years. Perhaps you’ve been too busy to have a clear out or have accumulated more possessions without even knowing it. 

Too much stuff can start to make your home feel cluttered and throw off your interior design style. Rather than completely redecorating, you could try incorporating some stylish storage furniture throughout your home.

It will help get to you organised clear away some of the clutter for a fresher feeling. Choose Minimalist options like this Cast Iron Bracket Shelf or this Metal Mesh Shelving Unit to complement the style you already have.

Your Home Lacks Colour

Using Minimalist white and grey tones is a very trendy look, but it needs constant attention to keep it looking fresh. Many people also find having colourful surrounding helps boost their mood and spreads positivity. 

Why not try adding a few splashes of colour to brighten your home? This Emerald Green Velvet Sofa would add a touch of luxury to any monotone living room. Or you could opt for an exciting feature wall. This Coruisk Ink wallpaper is the perfect way to add a couple of colours to a simple room or hallway. 

Your Home No Longer Brings You Joy

If you’re home no longer brings you joy, it’s time for a change. 

Your home should provide a serene escape from the stresses of the outside world so it should be as comfortable and relaxing as possible. A well-designed interior complete with soft cosy armchairs and uplifting wall art can even stimulate health and happiness.

Indulge in luxury items like a super soft sheepskin rug and soothing aromatherapy candles to help bring the joy back to your home.

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