Interior design is always tricky, especially if you’re giving it a go for yourself for the first time. Some people are lucky enough to be able to bring in professionals to do the work for them, handing over the reins and waiting eagerly for the work to take shape so that they’re wowed by their new-look rooms, or homes, depending on how much work they want doing – and can afford.
Giving your home a spring clean makes a lot of sense and can help you to shake away the winter blues so that you’re ready for the summer sunshine, but it can also reveal just how much work needs doing to repair tired or damaged parts of the home. In addition to a spring clean, some people opt for a spring restyle – such as the kind FADs, the online furniture retailers – are trying to get people involved in through Pinterest.
Their idea is to encourage people to use the photo sharing platform to write about their ideas for a spring revamp in their homes and to suggest pictures to others with a passion for interior design, sharing them with the hashtag #FADSSpringRestyle and the favourite judged by the people at FADs will win £100 in vouchers which will be a great help when it comes to transforming the look and feel of your home.
Spring cleaning and redecorating are a great way to shake away the winter blues, and they don’t even have to be expensive projects. Millions of homeowners are put off doing any kind of renovations because of how much it costs, and the perception with interior design is that you have to rip it all out and start again. While this is true if you want to do a whole room or to decorate throughout the house, you can still take the ‘less is more’ approach with some more subtle additions to a room like changing the lighting, adding a mirror to make the room seem bigger or changing the colour scheme to promote a warmer or more contemporary feel – it’s all down to personal tastes.
The simple solution for some people might be to get rid of their old furniture, replacing it with something new and more stylish to bring the room into the modern day; or it might be that they decide to remove the peeling wallpaper, and replace it with a paint that makes the room feel warm and welcoming, or much more in line with the design of the rest of the home. It doesn’t have to be drastic changes – and it doesn’t have to be something simple either – you can do as little or as much as you feel is necessary. After all, you’re the one who has to live with the changes, so give it plenty of thought and even go onto sites like Pinterest for inspiration before you commit to anything.