Every so often, I get the urge to completely redo different rooms in my home. Whether I’ve grown tired of a certain layout, or a paint color I impulsively chose clashes with the environment, I don’t think I’m alone in having a few regrets about past design decisions. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned along the way that help me to be more intentional about making changes to my home and deliver results that I’m happier with long-term!
Patience. This is a simple but crucial first step in deciding where you want to take things. Quite often my excitement gets the best of me when I see a trend I like, but once that trend fades away, I’m left with a room that doesn’t feel authentic to my personality. Sitting with your ideas will validate that they’re truly what you’re looking for, and will make it so much more exciting when they finally come to life.
Light. Before you nail down your paint colors, think about what kind of life you have in your room, and how that will affect different paint shades. It’s best to pick up some samples that have cool and warm undertones so you can see how the sun or your artificial light interacts with the colors so you don’t end up with something that looks off.
Small changes first. It could be the tiniest thing that is making a room feel “off” to you. Try rearranging your furniture, decluttering, or switch out your decor with another room to see if that finds a resolution with you.