Planning a makeover for the interior of your home? There is a lot you can do with your space, but there is a lot you should avoid doing if you want your space to be as functional and fabulous as possible. Here are 4 tips you should make an effort to follow for the sake of your own sanity.
1) Make sure your furniture isn’t just chic.
Your furniture should look great—it should capture the atmosphere (and attitude) of your space—but it shouldn’t just look great. You want your newly remodeled home to be as functional as it is formidable, so make sure your furniture is comfortable and suited to your needs.
2) Swatch what you’re doing.
Fabric swatches, carpet swatches, paint samples—these things are your friends. Use them, wander around your space with them, and take them with you when you go shopping for other accessories so you can ensure you don’t end up with one wonky wall or a couch that just can’t help but clash.
3) Factor in organization.
A chic and elegant room can only stay chic and elegant if you factor in an easily accessible organization system. Remember to work the storage you need into your decorating plans so you aren’t stuck with a heap of clutter—or worse, the forbidden room no one is allowed to enter.
4) Think twice about your whites.
Speaking of the forbidden room that can only stay beautiful when no one is allowed to be in it, you might want to remember the level and type of use the space will be receiving when you consider your furniture and accessory colours. Bright white can look absolutely stunning, but only if you live a lifestyle that can enable you to keep it white. Red wine drinker? Animal lover? Kid zone? White probably isn’t your best option.
Looking to avoid the most frequent of blunders? Following these 4 tips should help keep your home decorating project as fun as it should be.