Renovating your home is often an occasion for fun and creative mastery.
Whether you’re doing a full makeover, or just a little spruce up of the more tired areas of your home, we’re sure you’ve found yourself caught up in a 60 Minute Makeover marathon at least once!
But if you’re in need of a little more inspiration, take a look at these tips and tricks to ensure you have every base covered for a successful renovation.
One of the most exciting parts of the interior design process is choosing the colour palette, and acquiring all the accessories to match.
However, if you’re not planning for frequent renovations, take time to consider whether you’ll still find your chosen colours favourable in a few years’ time.
Alternatively, you might want to consider a neutral colour for the walls such as grey or white. These can be versatile, enabling you to refresh the colour of your sofa or rug in the future without creating a calamitous clash.
Dulux offer a colour chart system online and instore, as well as a visualiser app that makes matching your colours easier than ever!
Take an inventory of everything that you no longer need and have a proper spring clean.
If you have recently moved house, you may find some appliances have been left from previous owners, such as stairlifts.
You may want to remove these or replace them. In this case, you can contact companies such as We Buy Any Stairlift, who will assist you with this.
Having an expert remove the addition, will ensure that your staircase is left looking as good as new.
Shop around for your furniture
Furniture companies will often hold sales at odd times of the year, as well as the typical bank holidays or Christmas sales. Keep an eye on website deals as well as the store-only options.
A simple Google search can tell you where to find the cheapest furniture with minimum fuss, and, even better, maximum pocket preservation.
- Maximise Your Show Home Potential
Using sites such as Pinterest can help you gain inspiration for your room layouts, furniture, and colours.
Alternatively, you can also create physical scrapbooks or a big mood boards full of your ideal home aesthetics from magazines, printouts, and fabric swatches.
When your renovations are finished, you can keep these scrapbooks (virtual or otherwise!) as a memento of the planning you did to achieve your dream home.
Consider practicality and durability
It’s easy to get carried away in all the excitement when picking your new accessories for your home.
However, you might want to consider other factors if you have pets and/or young children, both of which are notoriously messy.
For example, cushions with removable and washable covers, wipeable gloss paint, and large furniture that can be attached to the wall are probably all sensible options and will stand the test of time, giving you both peace of mind and the most value for money.
Have you recently renovated your home? Let us know in the comments below!