Thursday 25 January 2018

Easy Ways to Try Out a New Look for Your Home

We all love our homes, which is why we are so keen to keep them looking nice. Many people love redecorating (*hands up!*). They have a feel for it and know, almost instinctively, what looks good and what will not work.

Unfortunately, not everyone has an eye for design. For those who do not, redecorating a room is a daunting task. In many cases, they will have remodelled a room only to discover, too late, that they really do not like it. In many cases, these people will have ended up having to live with their mistake for several years because they do not have the cash to redecorate a second time.

If that has happened to you, do not worry because there are ways to avoid finding yourself in this 
situation, again. One approach is to try out a new look before you invest a lot of money in actually redecorating or remodelling a room. Here are a few ways you can do so:

Try out various styles of furniture

Firms like Emblem Furniture offer ordinary homeowners the opportunity to hire suites of furniture from them. This means that you can effectively try before you buy. So, if you are wondering if that latest style of living room furniture is going to be comfortable and practical for your family, you can hire it for a few months and find out.

Start small

If you are considering redecorating your home in a radically different style starting with a small room can be a good approach. You could, for example, redecorate your guest bedroom in the new style instead of starting with your own. Doing so will give you a chance to better assess how it looks and work out if you really want to redecorate your own bedroom in a similar way.

Doing so will give you a chance to better assess how it looks and work out if you really want to redecorate your own bedroom in a similar way. Find pieces that match your guest bedroom colour; if you’re lucky, you will be inspired to replicate the success in every part of the home. Some bedrooms are colour-coded; therefore, you can try contrasting and blending. If possible, select a few pieces from outlets like Huttons Home and Garden to try out a new look for your home. Bear in mind that it shouldn’t be a drastic change. Sometimes, all you need are minimal changes to create an impactful effect.

Tap into the power of virtual room design software

Another approach that works well is to use virtual design software. These packages allow you to enter the dimensions and layout of each room in your home, including any design features. Once you have done this you can use the software to virtually redecorate, remodel or change the layout of each room. Doing this gives you a pretty good idea of how the changes you are planning to make would actually look.

There is a bit of a learning curve involved, but once you get the hang of these programmes and apps, they are surprisingly easy to use. There are several free packages available, the best of which have been reviewed and rated here.

Hit the charity shops

Another approach is to buy second-hand items to experiment with. In many cases, you can buy everything you need for just a few pounds from charity shops. If you are lucky, you will live near a good furniture recycling facility. Many of them give items away for free. You can do whatever you like with this furniture. For example, use vinyl wraps or paint them to replicate the finish of the furniture you are planning to buy and use in your home.

So, if you are planning to redecorate and want to have a ´dry run´ before actually going out and spending a lot of money, why not try one of the ideas above.

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